Message from MoNHSR&C Health Dignitaries
Message from the Honourable Federal Health Minister, Mr. Abdul Qadir Patel
It gives me immense pleasure to reiterate Ministry’s Mission Statement on FDI Official Website. Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination is committed to helping the people of Pakistan to maintain and improve their health and to make our population among the healthier in the region. Our vision is the provision of a health system for our motherland Pakistan that:
- Provides efficient, equitable, accessible & affordable health services with the objective to support people and communities to improve their health status.
- National and International Coordination in the field of Public Health.
- Oversight for regulatory bodies in health sector.
- Population welfare coordination.
- Enforcement of Drugs Laws and Regulations.
- Coordination of all preventive programs, funded by GAVI/GFATM.
Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination stands affirm to fight against these diseases and I assure you of all possible support from Government of Pakistan to make each and every child a fully vaccinated child. We are Pakistan, There’s nothing — not a single thing — we’re unable to do if we do it together. So let’s stay together and achieve our targets.
Message from the Worthy Federal Health Secretary, Dr. Muhammad Fakhr-e-Alam
Vaccines are the world’s safest method to protect children from life-threatening diseases. Immunization is a key component of primary health care and an indisputable human right. It’s also one of the best health investments money can buy. That is why the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations & Coordination takes great pride in Pakistan’s efficacious Immunization Programme being implemented by Federal Directorate of Immunization and provincial/area Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPIs). The programme is working day and night to convert vaccines into vaccinations.
The online world has become such a powerful tool for organizations to communicate and interact. An organization’s official website is a gateway that establishes a constant liaison with all direct and indirect stakeholders to provide timely information to save lives. FDI envision its official website to serve as a powerful tool and a ‘Go To’ place for information exchange and updating the national and international stakeholders on immunization against 12 vaccine preventable diseases.
I would take this opportunity and on behalf of the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations & Coordination, I highly commend the role played by all stakeholders (namely Religious Leaders, Academia, Doctors, Medical Forums, Media Personal, NGOs/CBOs, Parliamentarians, FBOs, Partner & Donor Organizations (Gavi, WHO and UNICEF), Government Departments, Volunteers and specially the Parents and Health Care Workers for making Expanded Programme on Immunization a Success).
Message from the Special Secretary Health, Mr. Mirza Nasir ud Din Mashhood Ahmad
Immunization is a global health and development success story, saving millions of lives every year. Vaccines reduce risks of getting a disease by working with your body’s natural defenses to build protection. When you get a vaccine, your immune system responds.
The Expanded Programme on Immunization, Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination is working against 12 vaccine preventable disease inclusive of Childhood Tuberculosis, Diarrhea, Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Measles, Meningitis, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Pneumonia, Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid and Rubella.
FDI Website ensures to highlight the equity based coverage of the programme and on the other hand bring in lime light the unsung heroes i.e. the Vaccinators and other front line health care workers of the Immunization Programme. The Ministry of National Health Services Regulations & Coordination (MoNHSR&C) considers its ‘human resource’ as its biggest strength. Employee centered approach is embedded in the fundamentals of Ministry’s working philosophy.
I would especially like to acknowledge and highlight the unwavering support of our national and provincial leadership, our communities, caregivers, parents and the EPI team/staff across Pakistan. With their support, we are working tirelessly to protect the children of Pakistan.
Message from the Director General, FDI, Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Kazi
Immunization is the most cost-effective public health intervention. Due to routine immunization, millions of children are saved in Pakistan from illness and death by vaccine-preventable diseases.
Federal Directorate of Immunization under the guidance and direct supervision of Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination is working to reach out every child especially zero dose children in hard to reach areas of Pakistan. GoP firmly believe, wherever children are not immunized, their lives and communities are at risk. That’s why, FDI tailor new approaches to vaccinate every child against the targeted 12 vaccine preventable diseases in every community, no matter how remote or challenging by mobilizing the community at levels.
Bringing innovation and building capacities lies at the core of the programme hence capacity building is an ongoing process in the thematic areas of Cold Chain Management, Vaccine Logistics, Vaccine Safety, Campaign Planning, Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Waste Management, and Advocacy Communications and Social Mobilization.
Capitalizing on the nationwide reach of FDI Website, on Behalf of the FDI, MoNHSR&C, I highly commend the role played by all stakeholders; Religious Leaders, Academia, Doctors, Medical Forums, Media Personal, NGOs/CBOs, Parliamentarians, FBOs, Partner & Donor Organizations, Government Departments, Volunteers and specially the Parents and Health Care Workers for making Expanded Programme on Immunization a Success. I would also like to take this opportunity to extend a gesture of gratitude to all donor and partner organizations inclusive of World Health Organization, UNICEF, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank, JICA, USAID, Aga Khan Foundation, ACASUS, IRD, Red Cross Movement and many other national and international stakeholders.