ISLAMABAD: The Brazilian Ambassador to Pakistan, Olyntho Vieira, recently held a meeting with Caretaker Federal Health Minister, Dr. Nadeem Jan, where both parties engaged in fruitful discussions regarding bilateral cooperation and shared interests. The meeting was attended by Secretary of Health Iftikhar Ali Shallwani, who also participated in the exchange of ideas.
During the meeting, a range of topics related to mutual interests took centre stage, including the robust bilateral relations that exist between Pakistan and Brazil. The Brazilian Ambassador took the opportunity to extend his congratulations to Dr. Nadeem Jan for his pivotal role in the health sector.
Appreciating the appointment of Dr. Nadeem Jan, a globally acclaimed public health expert, the Brazilian Ambassador noted that this development is indeed a welcome step for the healthcare domain. The meeting underscored the deep and strong relations between Pakistan and Brazil, showcasing the commendable trade ties and cooperative endeavours between the two nations.
Dr. Nadeem Jan, the Health Minister, emphasized Pakistan’s resolute determination to eradicate polio from the country. He highlighted that the government is working diligently on an emergency basis to eliminate polio as a matter of national pride and to elevate Pakistan’s standing in the global community.
“Our commitment extends beyond polio eradication,” Dr. Nadeem Jan affirmed. “We are focused on reinforcing the global health security framework through a comprehensive approach.”
The Health Minister further elucidated the steps being taken to ensure universal health coverage and the strengthening of health facilities within hospitals based on modern methodologies. He particularly emphasized the augmentation of Border Health Services to effectively manage potential epidemics. Dr. Nadeem Jan reiterated that Pakistan is strictly adhering to the recommendations set forth by the International Health Regulations.
In conclusion, Dr. Nadeem Jan articulated his dedication to driving the agenda of development and prosperity under the guidance of the caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan. The meeting between the Brazilian Ambassador and the Caretaker Health Minister symbolized the mutual commitment to fostering collaboration for the advancement of the health sector, as both nations strive to enhance the well-being of their citizens and the global community as a whole.