Ethiopia, Pakistan Discuss Cooperation in Health Sector

Ethiopia and Pakistan are mulling further cooperation in the health sector, especially in the areas of academic and research collaboration, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A six-member Ethiopian delegation together with Jemal Beker Abdula, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia in Islamabad met with senior officials of the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination of Pakistan as well as related parastatals and public sector universities.

Ethiopia’s delegation, led by Abdulahi Hussein, Vice President of Jigjiga University paid a visit to the Ministry of National Health Services of Pakistan and discussed with Director General of Health on ways of cooperation in the sector.

On the occasion, Ambassador Jemal Beker stressed on the need for establishing institutional linkages in healthcare between the two countries.

The ambassador along with the delegation briefed the Director General about healthcare and medical training systems in Ethiopia.

Both sides agreed to work out memoranda of understanding to strengthen the cooperation of the two countries in the health sector.

The delegation also visited the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and had a comprehensive discussion on cooperation in the medical sector.

It also paid a visit to College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan, Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, and Al-Maroof Hospital Islamabad.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency