Officials discuss new and old projects at Pak-U.S. Health Dialogue

ISLAMABAD: The United States and Pakistan held the second stand-alone U.S.-Pakistan Health Dialogue on June 8, chaired by federal minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Abdul Qadir Patel and Deputy Administrator, USAID, Isobel Coleman.  

A joint statement released after the dialogue says both countries affirmed their mutual commitment to continue close partnership in the health sector to combat infectious and non-communicable diseases and expand quality health services across Pakistan as well as support Pakistan’s recovery from the devastating 2022 floods.

It further adds that “the recent US announcement of USD16.4 million to combat malnutrition,” as well as “plans to invest USD30 million in already approved FY 2022 resources through USAID programs” were also discussed.

The United States, partnered with COVAX, has donated more than 79 million safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to Pakistan and has delivered health services to nearly 11 million women and children over the past seven years.

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