GHD/EMPHNET Congratulates Dr. Rana Jawad Asghar on Notable Achievements and Wishes Him Best of Luck
Dr. Rana Jawad Asghar, Resident Adviser of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Atlanta in Pakistan, has stepped down from his position after serving for 12 years. Dr. Rana came to Pakistan in 2006 to start the Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP) on the request of government of Pakistan, bringing with him years of experience in Public Health and Field Epidemiology obtained from his past positions at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the University of Washington, and the US CDC.
During his tenure as a Resident Adviser of FELTP Pakistan, Dr. Rana trained more than 200 epidemiologists who are currently serving at key positions in the Ministry of Health and Departments of Health.
Through his experience, he was able to establish a network of disease surveillance and response units (11 in total) throughout Pakistan. These networks contributed to the prevention and control of communicable diseases. As a testament of his skills and expertise, the FELTP Pakistan was awarded the “The CDC Director’s Award for Excellence in Outbreak Investigation” amongst over 70 FELTPs all over the world.
His colleagues and admirers have paid tribute to him for his relentless devotion to strengthen the health system in Pakistan. The FETP family in the EMR and GHD/EMPHNET congratulate him on the notable achievements he made throughout his tenure, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.