Ten Afghan Health Professionals who underwent a twelve month training and capacity building program at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) were awarded certificates.
The awards were distributed at a ceremony held in Islamabad with Special Secretary Foreign Affairs Aitzaz Ahmed as Chief Guest.
In total sixty nine health professionals, were invited for training courses of various durations out of which fifty nine have already completed their training and have assumed their responsibilities while the remaining ten were certified in the ceremony.
The Counsellor of the Afghan Embassy Sayed Abdul Nassir Yusufi appreciated Pakistan's assistance for development and reconstruction of Afghanistan. He hoped that cooperation between the two countries would continue not only in Health sector but also in other fields of mutual interest.
Speaking on the occasion, Special Secretary Aitzaz Ahmed said Pakistan has extended training and capacity building courses to Afghan doctors, nurses and paramedics to efficiently run the three hospitals built by Pakistan in Kabul, Jalalabad and Nangarhar.
He said Pakistan has earmarked one billion US dollars as development assistance to Afghanistan and undertook multiple projects in education, health, and infrastructure, provision of scholarships, training and capacity building of Afghan professionals.