When: Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AMWhere: Virtual event, online
Queen Mary University of London is actively involved in public health collaborations in Pakistan, particularly in the mental health arena.
At this event, a panel of experts offered their insights on public health challenges facing Pakistan and the wider region.
Moderated by Professor Irene Leigh, cancer researcher at Queen Mary University of London's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, the panel included:
Dr Arjanne RietsemaHealth Specialist, UNICEF Regional Office for South AsiaMr Aziz MemonTrustee, The Rotary Foundation (2020-24), Pakistan National Polio Plus Committee Chairman, Chairman of the Kings Group of Companies
Professor Colin GrantVice Principal (International), Queen Mary University of London
Professor Dr Uzma HassanProfessor & Head of Department Public Health, NUMS Institute of Advance Studies and Research (NIASR), National University of Medical Sciences, RawalpindiProfessor Fiona WalterProfessor of Primary Care Cancer Research and Director of Wolfson Institute of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Victoria BirdProfessor of Mental Health Care, Acting Head of Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, Deputy Centre Lead - Centre for Psychiatry and Mental Health, Wolfson Institute for Population Health, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Ranjit ManchandaProfessor of Gynaecological Oncology and Consultant Gynaecological OncologistWolfson Institute of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
The panel considered public health challenges and inequality in Pakistan as well as around Queen Mary's campuses in East London, including the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and its effect on public health.The event also discussed Queen Mary's work on mental health in Pakistan, how to engage with mental health challenges such as the long-term trauma caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of non-communicable diseases, nutrition and cardiovascular disease on public health outcomes.