September 2016  e-Newsletter

Dear APPNA Family:

It is my privilege to share with you the historic signing of an MOU between USAID and APPNA.

Under the terms of this MOU, USAID will provide logistics support at their centers in Pakistan, for APPNA physicians, to provide health care when visiting Pakistan. APPNA will also coordinate training and continuing education of their medical and paramedical staff through its MERIT Program, besides consultations to their physicians through the already established Telemedicine Program. This is the first step for APPNA supporting better health care for masses in Pakistan, besides the support we all provide regularly to our Alumni and associated hospitals.

The process was initiated when I had the privilege to meet Mr. John Groarke, Mission Director, USAID Pakistan, during his visit to USA in March. We were able to discuss the value that APPNA can bring to USAID in its activities in Pakistan and ......

APPNA National Health Care Day

Excellent response from APPNA family with 22 coordinators and sites for 2016 NHCD (additional sites may be arranging as well).

Provision of flu shots and T-shirts and guidance to all coordinators for NHCD from APPNA office.

Media coverage and outreach at local community level are encouraged at all sites through NHCD activities to highlight APPNA services

Great support from APPNA leadership especially Dr. Nasar Qureshi's commitment to enhance health care activities

Encouraging other chapters and sites to support 2016 NHCD and future National Health Care Days to expand sites nationwide.
Please join us with your family and friends for an amazing Texas experience!


Hyatt hotel is on the Riverwalk - A short walk from the Alamo.
Rooms are going fast.  Due to multiple events that weekend, San Antonio, Riverwalk is expecting more than 20,000 delegates.

Please book hotel by Sept 29. After that it will be almost impossible to find a room anywhere in downtown.

Hotel to the Airport: 15 minutes drive

Please see more information about the event and the hotel at the link below:

The mission was set up at the request of a school for indigent children and young adults who do not have access to the Guatemalan medical care and services as they are Nicaraguans settled in Guatemala. Out of the total 450 kids, this school was attended by 150 kids that live near the city dump and ate from the dump. The ground arrangement were made with the help of local Rotarians.

Upcoming Events

DECEMBER 22-24, 2016
Karachi, Pakistan

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