Assalaam-Alaikum. It has been an incredible and extremely rewarding experience to serve APPNA as its 36th President.
The President is frequently called upon to make difficult decisions. I have tried to serve and base all my decisions with a single focus of keeping the best interest of APPNA foremost in my mind. I have also tried to bring everyone together on a single platform so we can serve APPNA with a common goal and clear perspective. Whatever we have achieved this year is due to incredible efforts and commitment of APPNA members. I thank you for your support throughout the year. I also want to thank the Alumni and chapters who continue to work extremely hard to carry on several of their own projects.
I wish you all and APPNA a Very successful 2016.
These are the initiatives accomplished in 2015. Please click on the topics below to read more:
Today, we stand at the threshold of a polio-free world with only TWO countries remaining endemic to this disease: Pakistan and Afghanistan. In our daily lives, as physicians practicing in USA, we do not encounter polio cases. USA was declared polio free in 1979. Most recently Nigeria and India were declared polio-free.
The 36th Annual meeting took place in Lahore. For those of you who were not able to go to Pakistan, you can get a taste of how the meeting must be going by browsing through the attached PDF File of the three day program.
This project has been completed with the help of Liaqat Medical University Alumni in North America. It extends clean water supply to another 8 Km. It provides 3 additional water supply centers in 3 separate villages in Thar. The villages have a combined population of 3500 residents who will benefit from the clean water. In addition, we anticipate that equal number of people from adjoining villages will also benefit.