Last week, experts from around the world met in Karachi, Pakistan to discuss the country’s system for pre-hospital emergency medical services, as well as the state of trauma care overall.

Organized by Aga Khan University, Johns Hopkins University and the Society of Emergency Physicians of Pakistan, the conference emphasized the need for improving emergency care in the country.

Dr. Adnan Hyder, director of the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit, presented at the conference. He was quoted in the Dawn as saying, “When we think about healthcare, we should think about the emergency medical system as well.” To read the full article, please click here.

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Article in the Pakistani newspaper, the Dawn, from June 23, 2011, reporting on the conference. Quote from Dr. Adnan Hyder is included.