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Designing a Public Health Management Authority

P2i experts were part of the team who were engaged for designing a public health management authority to serve as a technical and scientific hub of public health expertise in the province. The project engaged over 200 senior government officials, national and international technical experts, development partners, academicians both from the public and private sector for its conceptualization as an institution of excellence for advancement of public health, disease prevention and control. The team devised the final design framework for the public health institution aligned to the IANPHI framework.

Working together with legal experts the public health legislation draft was developed to give it an independent and autonomous authority in public health. Developed effective relationships within province, across the country and regionally for supporting ongoing public health initiatives and development of local capacities for undertaking essential public health functions.  Developed comprehensive recruitment plan and processes for supporting hiring of qualified staff. Designed comprehensive hand over processes and supporting documentation for the department of health for smooth transitioning to future hiring of new teams.

Project details

Client name:
Government of Punjab, Pakistan
Lahore, Pakistan
Technical Lead:
Dr Shabnum Sarfraz
Program Scoping and Design, Infectious Disease Control & Management, Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response
  • Government
  • Academia
  • Others
  • Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department
  • Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department
  • Planning and Development Department
  • Directorate General of Health Services
  • Directorate General of Nursing
  • Punjab Information Technology Board
  • Integrated Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child Health and Nutrition Program (IRMNCHN&P)
  • Expanded Program on Immunisation (EPI)
  • Environmental Protection Department
  • Punjab Livestock And Dairy Development Department
  • Punjab Food Authority
  • University of Health Sciences
  • Institute of Public Health Lahore
  • King Edward Medical University
  • Fatima Jinnah Medical University
  • Colleges and Schools of Nursing
  • Schools of Midwifery
  • Institutes of Allied Health Sciences
  • Paramedic Training Institutes
  • University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Public Health England
  • Turkish Institute of Public Health
  • International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI)
  • Global Health Security Agenda NextGen