ISB: Pakistan to host Global Health Security Summit, a historic first.
Iftikhar Shallwani, the federal secretary of health, said this while leading a meeting on Friday to begin the global moot preparations.
Senior health officials, eminent public health experts, and representatives of partner agencies also attended the meeting.
The conference, which will host 500 attendees and about 70 country representatives later this year, has received the Prime Minister’s assent.
The Secretary of Health addressed the attendees and noted that Pakistan is the current chair of the Global Health Security Agenda. By hosting this conference, Pakistan will be able to demonstrate our strong will and dedication to the cause of protecting our citizens and the global community from pandemics.
“We are a strong country that has worked incredibly well as a team to combat the COVID pandemic.”
In the fight against pandemics, Pakistan has a lot to offer the world community in terms of knowledge and experience, he continued.
Recent devastating floods in Pakistan and the subsequent illness outbreak have brought to light the urgent need to improve disease response and surveillance systems.
The current pandemic has demonstrated that the spread of infectious diseases poses a hazard to the entire global community in any location. The meeting was informed that it is a shared obligation as a result.
The summit’s thematic sections, which will feature multiple panel discussions, were decided upon during the meeting.
The Secretary of Health established a number of committees to guarantee the big event was held in an appropriate manner.
Iftikhar Shallwani stated that the international debate would result in the release of the Islamabad Declaration, which will demonstrate the global commitment to battling disease transmission in harmony and providing the best level of readiness through a stronger and more durable health infrastructure.