consultative meeting held in IHRA on development of IPC and ID standards in Pakistan

A consultative meeting was held in Islamabad Healthcare Regulatory Authority (IHRA) secretariat to develop consensus on development of Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) and Infectious Diseases (ID) standards in Pakistan.
The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (M/o NHSR&C) in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and JSI engaged CEOs of all the Provincial Healthcare Commissions and IHRA, and was also participated by partner organizations (WHO, JSI, Contech International, Jhpiego, UKHSA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to deliberate and finalize these standards and build consensus for their uniform implementation across the country.
During the consultative meeting held at the IHRA secretariat, standards from WHO, NIH, PHC, SHCC, KPHCC, and IHRA were thoroughly examined and compared.  The primary objective of this session was to draft a uniform document intended for nationwide application, without being restricted by regional boundaries. The ultimate objective is to implement the finalized document across the entire country.
IHRA sincerely appreciate and is thankful for continued collaboration and support from all the participants in standardization and advancing healthcare quality and safety in Pakistan.