Functions

Since 1949, Institute of Public Health has aimed at providing Pakistan with the best professional health experts. Institute of Public Health focuses on making the country a disease and epidemic free community in accordance with the International standards. So, in order to attain maximum possible results Institute of Public Health functions to:

  • Promote community medicine as a key to the success of health care programmes in Pakistan.
  • Conducts  teaching & research for post graduate courses in community medicine like:
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH) by University of Health Sciences
  • Masters  in Maternal & Child Health (MMCH) by University of Health Sciences
  • Masters in Hospital Management (MHM) by University of Health Sciences
  • M.Phil by University of Health Sciences
  • MCPS by College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • FCPS by College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Conduct paramedical courses relating to public health.
  • Organize conferences and meetings of educational nature for scientific discussions and practical demonstrations on various aspects of community medicine.
  • Generate interest of community medicine in all spheres of life.
  • Promote teaching and research in the field of community medicine. “Pakistan Journal  of Health” was published by Institute of Public Health.
  • Prepare teachers/trainers in the field of community medicine for various medical colleges and other health institutions.
  • During  epidemics or other emergent situations, the Institute staff is called upon to conduct epidemiological investigations and advise/organize Community Health Program for the control of such odd situations.
  • Utilize the services of the staff  as consultants by the Pakistan Government to investigate public health problems and suggest solutions to overcome them.
  • Establish model centres in the  urban/rural areas with a view to demonstrate achievements of standardized primary health care.