Queen Mary University of London will provide CPD training programmes for public sector professionals in the Punjab and sponsorship for Masters students as part of a new agreement with the Government of the Punjab, Pakistan.
The Punjab Resource Management and Policy Unit (PRMP) recently visited Queen Mary and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the two institutions. The agreement includes Queen Mary providing CPD training programmes for public sector professionals from the Punjab region, as well as PRMP sponsoring students to study at Masters level at Queen Mary.
The MoU signing follows on from policy training provided for a delegation of senior healthcare professionals from the Punjab, developed and delivered by Queen Mary in partnership with PRMP earlier this year.
The Queen Mary Global Policy Institute worked with Queen Mary’s Global Public Health Unit, the Wolfson Institute of Population Health, the Global Policy Unit and the Executive Education team to build a tailored academic programme focusing on specific areas of Global Public Health.
The delegates attended face-to-face seminars, took part in interactive workshops, and drafted and critically assessed policy documents. They also went on field trips to the Wellcome Trust and the Pakistan High Commission, learning about global medical history, decolonisation and meeting with Embassy officials. The course culminated in a certificate ceremony, with invited guests from Queen Mary’s Senior Leadership team.
Queen Mary offered pastoral support to the Punjab Resource Management and Policy Unit delegation, providing concierge-level service throughout their visit.
Delegates said that they would take back the theory and practice learned to inform their future work within Pakistan's healthcare system, with some exploring further Masters Level study at Queen Mary University of London.
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