“Choked Pipes” Launched

Oxford University Press today in a local hotel, launched one of it’s latest publications, Choked Pipes: Reforming Pakistan’s Mixed Health System written by Dr. Sania Nishtar, a book that gives an in-depth review on Pakistan’s health system and the challenges faced in the field. The author has drawn attention on a number of structural factors  both within and outside the health care system and highlights the need to bring reforms to make this system work better.

Dr. Sania Nishtar is the founder and president of a health sector NGO (think tank), Heartfile which is the country’s  most powerful health policy voice today. She is also a member of many expert working groups and task forces of WHO (World Health Organization). She has also been an advisor to the WHO  on numerous occasions, has published over a hundred health journal articles and is the author of 4 other books. She is the recipient of many national and international awards and holds a fellowship of the royal College of Physicians of London and a Ph.D.

The book launch started off by presenting a copy of the book to the chief guest Professor Rashid Jooma Director general health, followed by an brief introductory address by Ameena Saiyid, managing director Oxford University Press. Other speakers included Khalif Mohamud Bile, WHO representative in Pakistan, Syed Tipu Sultan president-elect Pakistan Medical Association-Center (PMA), Mr. Javed Jabbar, former senator and minister of Information and Ishrat Husain, Dean and Director, Institute of Business Administration (IBA)

Also present at the launch were several noted personalities including Dr. Haroon,  Habib Fida Ali, several journalists, and many social / human right activists.

2 Comments so far

  1. balma on May 5th, 2010 @ 7:12 pm

    Is she a grand daughter or great grand daughter of Sardar Abdur Rab Nishter?

    Dear stupid burgers: You are not expected to answer this question.Continue eating McDonalds’ junk food and keep preparing for dishwashing careers in Canada and Australia. Nothing wrong with any profession, except you guys are totally incapable.


  2. Bushra Syed (unregistered) on May 7th, 2010 @ 12:34 pm

    A good initiative.

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