IgG anti-nucleocapsid antibodies reduced the risk of re-infection for a period of 6 months, says a research conducted by the PMC and PIPH joint team of researchers.


PIPH & PMC faculty’s Research Published in "Therapeutic Advances in Vaccines and Immunotherapy".

Identifying higher risk subgroups of health care workers for priority vaccination against COVID-19


PIPH & PMC faculty’s Research Published in International Journal of GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS.

Knowledge of danger signs and BPCR at community level can significantly reduce pregnancy related complications.


Project review meeting of Naunehal Pilot Project.

Prof. ZA Bhutta, Director Research of the Center for Global Child Health, SickKids, Canada leading the project review meeting of Naunehal Pilot Project.


General body meeting of PAFEC KP Chapter held at PMC


PIPH faculty’s research on hand washing behavior change published in Oxford Journal of Public Health


PIPH faculty's article published in WHO EMRO's East Mediterranean Health Journal

Prime Foundation & AKU's collaborative research project published in Lancet - Global Health

Study was regarding community engagement for immunization.


Emergency & Disaster Management workshop in collaboration with Rescue 1122 and PDMA

Participants were trained by specialists from Rescue 1122 and Provincial Disaster Management Authority


Depression will soon be one of the leading cause of disability in developing countries but treatment coverage is poor, therefore there is a compelling need for a collaborative approach to address this challenge. These were the views expressed by Prof. Saeed Farooq while talking at the 3rd health policy forum organized by Prime Institute of Public Health (PIPH) on Thursday. The theme of the forum was Mental Health Issues in Primary Care and was chaired by the Hon. Minister Local Government Mr. Inayat Ullah.

Dr. Saeed is a renowned psychiatrist and professor at the Post-Graduate Medical Institute, Peshawar and also serves as visiting professor at Staffordshire University and clinical senior lecturer at Keele University.

“The prevalence of serious mental illness (SMI) in lower and middle income countries is about 4%, while schizophrenia is most common form of SMI,” he said. “A recent study in the United States, found that people with schizophrenia lose more than 28 years of life. In low-income and middle-income economies schizophrenia results in 14.8 Millions YLDs (Years Lost due to Disability)” he added.

“The onset of mental illness happens is in early twenties and has chronic course leading to vicious cycle of physical ill health, burden of disease for the family and poverty. If a mental illness is detected at an early stage it can be treated while delay in diagnoses make it very difficult to treat the disease.” he explained to the audience. He therefore recommended that “KP government should start free treatment for psychiatric patients for at least the initial 3 years”.

Prof. Dr. Hafeez ur Rehman (Vice Dean, Peshawar Medical College) also addressed the forum. During his welcome address he thanked the Hon. Minister for his participation. He commended that unfortunately, Pakistan has developed a fragmentation of health into various silos of specialties and missed the holistic concept of health.

Minister local government Mr. Inayat Ullah in his concluding remarks added that “The current government has taken serious measure to bring changes in existing health system by formation of autonomous bodies. Separate clinical and administrative directors have been appointed in teaching hospitals. We are facing dearth of human resources especially psychiatrists in rural areas, but our focus is to ensure availability of providers at peripheries. We believe that without strengthening our Primary Health Care, we can never control our health problems.”

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