MoU Signed between KMU and FATA Health Directorate
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Khyber Medical University and Directorate of Health Services FATA on 18th January, 2017. MoU was signed by Dr Zia Ul Haq Associate Prof of Public Health & Director ORIC KMU and Dr Anisa LHW program, Health Directorate FATA and countersigned by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hafizullah VC KMU and Dr. Jawad Habib Coordinator DHS FATA.
The objective of this MOU is to create a means for cooperative efforts between KMU and Director Health Services FATA to affect the academic and clinical interchange of Faculty, Human Resources for Health including Health Managers & other cadres, and students, and clinical, academic and research information between the two Organizations.
The cooperation is expected to enhance the research & innovation skills, impart advanced data collection tools, data analysis and interpretation skills, provide practical means of learning through availability and access to factual issues of FATA health system and inculcate the process of informed decision making at all levels through utilization of research results. This MoU will also assist the identification of priority health issues followed by utilization of resources efficiently & effectively instead of following third party driven initiatives, far away from actual needs. Both parties will develop combine proposals for different national and international funding opportunities.
The areas of potential collaboration between the parties would be Medical Education, staff/student trainings, Research collaborations, Exchange and Visit of Human Resources (Staff &Faculty Members) and access/linkage of FATA field surveillance system to recently announced Public Health Reference Lab (PHRL) at KMU.