To address a prevailing medicine shortage, Pakistan is eager to collaborate with Iran to establish a consistent supply of vital drugs. The drug regulatory bodies of both nations will devise a strategy for this.
This resolution was made during a meeting between Pakistan’s National Health Services Minister, Dr. Nadeem Jan, and Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Reza Amiri-Moghaddam. The meeting focused on fostering health sector collaboration between the two countries, building on their deep-rooted and cordial relations.
Dr. Jan highlighted the importance of learning from each other’s healthcare approaches to enhance services and control diseases more effectively. He emphasized continuing collaboration in medical education and joint efforts to curb cross-border disease transmission.
Both parties agreed to boost cooperation in health research and technical assistance. Acknowledging Iran’s robust primary healthcare system, Dr. Jan expressed confidence that Pakistan could benefit from adopting Iran’s successful strategies in primary healthcare. Ambassador Moghaddam also noted the substantial potential for expanding health sector ties between the nations.