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The APPNA MERIT Conference received extensive positive coverage in Pakistan media including a Pakistan Radio program that featured APPNA President and MERIT Chair.

Two-day conference on building primary care capacity begins

1. Discussion on Conference on Building Primary Care Capacity(Radio Pakistan)

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Radio Pakistan broadcast the FP Conference on Building Primary Care Capacity.

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2. Conference on building primary care capacity begins at RMU (The News)

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Rawalpindi : A two-day international conference for medical professionals, providers, educators, administrators and policy makers on ‘Building Primary Care Capacity – Pakistan’s Critical Need’ kick started here at Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) on Wednesday.

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3. Pakistan needs to improve primary healthcare (DAWN)

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RAWALPINDI: Pakistan needs to improve primary healthcare in order to improve health statistics, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services (NHS) Dr Zafar Mirza said on Wednesday.

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4. Mandatory family medicine diploma for doctors sought (DAWN)

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RAWALPINDI: Participants of a conference on Thursday recommended to the government to introduce one-year mandatory diploma on family medicine for medical practitioners and three-year residency course for academics to improve the primary healthcare system in the country.

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5. Family medicine doctors backbone of primary care (The Express Tribune)

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Family medicine doctors are considered to be the backbone of primary care, said healthcare experts from Pakistan and North America at the conclusion of the two-day conference on the subject. They provided an array of recommendations for the development of family medicine at the moot titled “Building Primary Care Capacity: Pakistan’s Critical Need”.

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6. HEC, APPNA to hold moot on family medicine (The Nation)

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A statement released said that the objective of the conference is to identify actionable items needed to enhance life expectancy and health outcomes in the country. These include the fostering of training programmes and policies for comprehensive development of family medicine, investing in public health and health systems, and initiating a crash programme for training nurses.

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7. Conference On Primary Healthcare Concludes At Rawalpindi Medical University (Urdu Point)

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The two-day conference on family medicine entitled "Building Primary Care Capacity: Pakistan's Critical Need" organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) and Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) concluded on Thursday.

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8. CONFERENCE ON BUILDING PRIMARY CARE CAPACITY (Higher Education Commission, Pakistan)

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Islamabad, March 4, 2020: Pakistan needs to enhance primary healthcare to improve the poor health statistics. This was stated by Dr. Zafar Mirza, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health. He was speaking during the opening ceremony of the two-day conference on Family Medicine entitled "Building Primary Care Capacity: Pakistan's Critical Need," organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) and Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) at RMU's main campus on Wednesday.

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9. Conference on building primary care capacity begins at RMU (Now Pakistan)

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Rawalpindi : A two-day international conference for medical professionals, providers, educators, administrators and policy makers on ‘Building Primary Care Capacity – Pakistan’s Critical Need’ kick started here at Rawalpindi Medical University on Wednesday.Higher Education…

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10. Conference On Primary Healthcare Concludes At RMU (Academia Magazine)

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The two-day conference on Family Medicine entitled “Building Primary Care Capacity: Pakistan’s Critical Need” organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) and Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) concluded at RMU on Thursday.

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11. Conference on Building Primary Care Capacity Begins (HEC Pakistan on Twitter)

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Organised by HEC in collaboration with the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) and Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU), the objective of the Conference is to identify actionable items....

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12. HEC, APPNA to hold Conference on Primary Healthcare (Associated Press of Pakistan)

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 02 (APP):The Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) and Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) is organizing a conference on Family Medicine entitled “Building Primary Care Capacity: Pakistan’s Critical Need” from March 4-5, 2020 at RMU’s main campus.

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13. Pakistan Tops The World In Negative Health Indications (Medical News PK)

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ISLAMABAD: The opening ceremony of the two-day conference on Family Medicine entitled “Building Primary Care Capacity: Pakistan’s Critical Need,” was recently organized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) and the Rawalpindi Medical University (RMU) at RMU’s main campus.

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