Two days consultative workshop on curriculum revision of Public Health organized by KMU-IPH&SS

Khyber Medical University (KMU), Peshawar has announced to implement H.E.C approved Public Health Curriculum in all its constituent and affiliated institutes throughout the province. This announcement was made during a two days consultative workshop organized by KMU-IPH&SS in joint collaboration with Sarhad Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS), Peshawar on review of Public Health curriculum in line with HEC revised / approved curriculum prepared by HEC National Curriculum Review Committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr Saadullah Afridi, Dean and Director SIHS, Sarhad University, Peshawar. While presiding and talking to the inaugural session vice chancellor KMU, Prof. Dr. Arshad Javed welcomed the participants and said that it is an honour for KMU that being a sole public sector medical university of the province which had the mandate of regulating and assessing all the constituent and affiliated health related educational institutions. He said review and implementation of all courses in line with the HEC guidelines and approved curriculum is obligation of KMU and we committed to align our public health syllabus according to the needs of international standards. Vice Chancellor KMU explained that reviews and implementation of modern curriculum of Public Health is the need of the hour and it will ensure not only uniformity amongst all the public health institutions but will also prove way for standardize and better public health services.

He added that public health experts are the back bone of the health delivery system and KMU in collaboration with all stake holders will keep continue its efforts for introducing and implementation of public health revised curriculum at all levels.

It is worth mentioning that experts from all the public health institutions / departments including KMC, KGMC, SIHS, PHSA, ImSciences and Khyber Institute of Child Health participated in the workshop.