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Centre Launch in Islamabad

Centre for IMPACT Launch Meeting

Our new centre will officially launch at an event in Islamabad on 1 November 2022

The University of York and the Aga Khan University (AKU) in Karachi will jointly lead the establishment of this new research centre to improve mental and physical health in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Centre, which will focus on tackling non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including depression and anxiety, heart conditions and diabetes, is one of a number of NCD research centres globally funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) and Department of Health and Social Care, UK.

The NIHR Global Health Research Centre for Improving Mental and Physical Health Together will include collaboration with:

  • Rawalpindi Medical University, Pakistan
  • Khyber Medical University, Pakistan 
  • International NGO HealthNet-TPO in Afghanistan

Non-communicable diseases are rapidly increasing and are now responsible for 64% of deaths and disabilities globally. In Pakistan and Afghanistan, they account for almost a million deaths every year.

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