Public relations of SPH, on 1 March, 2017, boards of directors of Kabul Medical University (KMU) visited the SPH. During this visit Dr. Ali Akbari Sari, the Dean, said that he hopes to begin collaboration with Kabul University and also noted the SPH’s preparation for any support.
Dr. Ali Akbari Sari, Dr. Amirhossein Takian, Deputy for International Affairs, Dr. Shakibazadeh, Deputy for Educational Affairs, Dr. Mahmoudi, Deputy for International Affairs of School of Nutrition, and some of SPH’s managers, Dr. Shirin Agha Zarif, Vice-chancellor of KMU, Dr. Abdullah Abed, Dean and professor of SPH (KMU), Dr Mutiullah Sharq, GIHS manager, Dr. Abdul Sattar Jabarzai, Vice-chancellor of GIHS University, Dr. Sayed Askar Mousavi, program manager, were attended at this meeting.
The meeting begun with showing a movie on 50th anniversary of SPH, including an introduction on SPH and its achievements.
Dr. Sari first welcomed the guests and then expressed that SPH is so old, so that it can be considered as the mother of all SPHs within the county, Dr. Sari also, said that he hopes to begin collaboration with KMU and also noted the SPH’s preparation for any support from KMU’s.
In the following Dr. Takian introduced the SPH and its program on accepting international students.
After introducing research fields of school, research facilities on Malaria and Tropical diseases were visited and Dr. Ali Akbari Sari noted the SPH preparation for joint activities on the following issues:
· Holding workshops on Malaria and Tropical diseases in the Afghanistan University by TUMS faculty members;
· Accepting representatives from KMU and holding workshops on Malaria and Tropical diseases by TUMS faculty members;
· Accepting KMU faculty members and holding workshops on Malaria and Tropical diseases at TUMS to share knowledge;
Dr. Takian while mentioning the prominent activities of different departments and TUMS joining to M8, noted the following fields as potential areas for collaboration:
· The exchange of professors in different fields, particularly environmental health, parasitology and management;
· Accepting students from KMU in degree-based and/or non degree-based programs;
· Accepting students from KMU in short-term courses;
· Doing joint research;
· Doing joint programs;
· Doing joint projects;
Dr. Takian also mentioned joint research programs and projects as the best way for collaboration, given the current situation.
At the end of the meeting, Dr. Takian and Head of Departments of Entomology and Virology and so on accompanied the guests from KMU to visit some SPH’s laboratories.