KARACHI – Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) Vice-Chancellor Prof Masood Hameed Khan inaugurated School of Public Health on Sunday at the Dow Medical College, Karachi. The school has highly qualified and experienced faculty members having international caliber so as to successfully conduct all programs.
He said that considering the importance of Community Health, the Dow University since its inception has been focused on providing cost effective healthcare services for the betterment of society’s health.
He said, “Pakistan being a developing country cannot afford the heavy disease burden presently prevailing in our society. The graduates of this school need to practically implement the old slogan ‘Prevention is better than cure’ so as to provide cost effective measures that enables provision of health services to all segments of society irrespective of their affordability and help them lead a healthy life.”
Prof Nighat Nisar, Director of School of Public Health, said that SPH has been established to offer program in six different disciplines.
covering wide range of areas. The courses offered at SPH are: Masters in Public Health (MPH), Masters in Bio-statistics and Epidemiology (MSBE), MPhil in Health Education, Masters in Health Policy Management (MHPM), Masters in Nutritional Sciences (MSNS) and Masters of Science in Social and Behavioral Sciences (MSPH-SBS). Students having 16 years of education in MBBS or Allied Health Science can opt for any specialty either a Masters or MPhil degree.
Dr. Sabeena Jalal, Coordinator of the Project said that the qualified students will eventually not only develop their own career but will also become leaders in public health for our nation and would help build a healthier society.
This school has highly qualified and experienced faculty members having international caliber so as to successfully conduct all programs. The students after qualifying from this school will have great opportunities to work in a wide variety of diversified fields e.g. teaching hospitals, government functionaries, pharmaceuticals, local and international NGOS, school health services and many more.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by students, faculty members, doctors and eminent people of the society. In the end, Prof. Masood Hameed Khan, Vice Chancellor, DUHS presented DUHS memento to Prof. Dr. S. N. Bazmi Inam and the event was followed by Hi-tea.