Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IBMS) of Khyber Medical University (KMU) has introduced M.Phil course on Zoonoses and Human Health developed by Dr. Tayyab Rahman under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Naeem Khattak and Prof. Dr. Jawad Ahmad. A seminar to this effect held here at IBMS to launch the course to be taught from September 2014. Talking to the seminar Vice Chancellor KMU Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hafizullah said that the course will help in making research links at national and international level and will help in getting research funding. He said KMU is progressing in right direction and introducing a new course of Zoonoses and Human Health is a well taken step in a right direction. He said, as a third world country Pakistan is facing a lot of health related problems and issues and addressing these issues in a proper scientific and modern technique is need of the hour. Prof. Hafizullah said Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IBMS) is fulfilling its core obligations by producing MPhil and PhDs in the field of basic medical sciences. He said diagnosis and treatment of diseases need proper research and KMU is committed to that noble cause. He hoped that launching of this new course will definitely help the poor ailing humanity and will enable us to cope with the Zoonotic diseases.
Earlier talking to the seminar Dr. Tayyab Rahman explained the objectives and long-term outcomes of the course. He said the newly developed course addresses the current zoonotic diseases common in Pakistan and suggest solutions to the problems through research.
Dr. Waqar Ali a public health expert talked about the role of community in the control of Zoonotic diseases, while Prof. Dr. Mohammad Suleman Expert speaker talked in detail about the importance of Zoonosis and the research potential.
He praised the IBMS faculty for introducing this course. The Relief International Research Coordinator Dr. Nasir talked about the priorities of Organization and promised support for research students of KMU-IBMS.
Source: The Frontier Post.