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MPFT is delighted to announce that Associate Medical Director in Public Health Professor Zafar Iqbal, has been awarded the honorary title of Adjunct Professor by the Health Services Academy (HSA) in Islamabad.

The HSA promotes public health through teaching, training and research programmes in Pakistan and provides public health policy and system reform advice to the Pakistani government. Professor Iqbal is a member of the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) Global Health Committee and chairs the UK FPH Pakistan Group. He will to coordinate bilateral links between the FPH and public health leadership in Pakistan. Earlier this year Professor Iqbal worked with the HSA to organise a workshop on strengthening public health systems in Pakistan in the light of lessons learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Professor Iqbal said, “I am proud and delighted to be offered the honorary title of Adjunct Professor by the HSA. I look forward to continuing to work in partnership with my Pakistani colleagues to strengthen and guide the development of the public health system there and to build upon the Trust’s existing relationships with Pakistan.”

Neil Carr, Chief Executive Officer of MPFT said, “Professor Iqbal has a strong history of work with his public health counterparts in Pakistan, continually helping to form the future direction of public health in the country.

“The professorial promotion that has been awarded to him is a testament to the hard work and dedication that he demonstrates and builds upon MPFT’s ongoing partnership with Pakistan and our close relationship with the Pakistan military.

“I would like to offer my congratulations to him on this well-deserved achievement.”