Specialty medicine: meeting Pakistan’s needs
December 19, 2015 – Towns in rural Sindh, such as Kunri at the edge of the Thar Desert, have suffered from inadequate health care facilities. Yet the arrival of just one doctor Dr Philomena Drago-Johnson, one of the first surgical residents to graduate from the Aga Khan University, at the local hospital was to change all that 20 years ago.
Today, Dr Drago-Johnson was back to witness the 20th and largest-ever graduation of the Aga Khan University’s Postgraduate Medical Education programme. This year 173 doctors, over half of them women, were awarded their postgraduate training certificates. They included 70 interns, 80 residents and 23 fellows, with the longest programme offering five years and the shortest a year of clinical training.
Addressing the gathering, chief guest, Dr Atta-ur-Rahman, President, Network of Academies of Science in Countries of the Organization of Islamic Conference (NASIC) said…
“Knowledge is now the single most important factor for socio-economic development and science and technology are great equalizers. The real challenge is therefore to set up world class Centres of Excellence so that we may cater to our national needs … we must help ourselves.”
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