The JHU-Pakistan ICTIRT Program is a partnership between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (USA) and the Aga Khan University (Pakistan), supported by a grant from the John E. Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes for Health, Department of Health and Human Services. The Fogarty Center's mission is to address the growing burden of morbidity and mortality in the developing world due to trauma and injury.
The long-range vision of the JHU-Pakistan ICTIRT is to build human resources, research infrastucture and appropriate polices for acute care and prevention and control of injuries and trauma in Pakistan and to serve not only the country, but also the South Asian region and the Middle East as well. The core objective of the program is to build a strong network of professionals and help develop sustainable research capacity on acute care of trauma and injuries and emergency medicine in Pakistan.
Annual Emergency Medical Conference (AEMC), Pakistan, 2013
• More than 4000 person trained through our workshops and annual conferences from 2005 to date;
• More than 20 scientific papers directly acknowledging Fogarty Grant with approximately 100 papers published by program-supported personnel;
• Eight alumni, three current, long-term trainees trained through our program;
• Media coverage every year by national newspapers of Pakistan;
• Establishment of the first regional WHO Collaborating Center for Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care at Aga Khan University;
• Important expansion of program to Peshawar, Pakistan;
• Active involvement in disaster response and management (2005 earthquake and 2009 floods);
• National and state policy impact (development of a high-level policy forum).
Adnan A. Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Junaid A. Razzak, MD, PhD, FACEP, Aga Khan University