A Joint Pakistan-U.S. Workshop on Strengthening and Sustaining a Network of Public and Animal Health Clinical Laboratories in Pakistan
Human health is inextricably linked to animal health and production. This link between human and animal populations, and with the surrounding environment, is particularly close in developing regions where animals provide transportation, draught power, fuel and clothing as well as proteins (meat, eggs and milk). In both developing and industrialized countries, however, this can lead to a serious risk to public health with severe economic consequences. A number of communicable diseases (known as zoonoses) are transmitted from animals to humans. Veterinary medicine has a long and distinguished history of contributing to the maintenance and promotion of public health.
In order to deliberate upon this gigantic issue and to arrive at possible strategies and to train our scientists and help them upgrade the said laboratories, A Joint Pakistan-U.S. Workshop on “Strengthening and Sustaining a Network of Public and Animal Health Clinical Laboratories in Pakistan” is being organized jointly by the Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS) and The U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Islamabad on 27-29 September, 2016. The resource persons in the Workshop are leading foreign experts from USA and Pakistan.