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Washington-Establishing Pakistan CDC Key Topics at Islamabad Health Summit-Department of State

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Washington (Sputnik)-Washington and Islamabad officials later discussed in a new health dialogue about the establishment of a Pakistani version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in addition to issues such as vaccination funding and donations. .. Summit.

“The discussion focused on establishing the CDC in Pakistan, global health security, childhood immunization, COVID-19, maternal and child health, and non-communicable diseases,” said Monday after a dialogue in Washington. Was announced in. “Both sides have identified areas of mutual involvement and established an action plan to achieve common goals.”

Washington also announced new pandemic funding and vaccine donations as the US-Pakistan health dialogue officially begins.

“In the dialogue, the United States also announced that it would partner with COVAX to donate 16 million COVID-19 pediatric vaccines to Pakistan. In addition, 61.5 million adult vaccines have already been released. It’s available, “said the release. “An additional $ 20 million in USAID funding is planned to support vaccination efforts.”

In addition, the dialogue highlighted the donations of four mobile test labs to enhance Pakistan’s ability to diagnose COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, especially in remote and poorly serviced areas, according to the release.

The US side was jointly led by Atul Gawande, Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID, and Loyce Pace, Assistant Secretary at Global Affairs of the Department of Health, and the Pakistani delegation was led by Abdul Qadir Patel, Minister of Health Services Regulations. ..

Also among the US delegations were representatives of the CDC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of State.

The State Department said the Health Dialogue emphasizes the depth and breadth of bilateral relations between the United States and Pakistan celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.



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