The senior official from the UK Department of Health and Social Care, headed by Mr. Nicholas John Adkin, paid a visit to the Ravi Pattoki Campus of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore.
The senior official from the UK Department of Health and Social Care, led by Mr Nicholas John Adkin, with the Head of Global Health Security Preparedness, Ms Helen Elizabeth Tomkys, Regulatory Strengthening Project Manager International Health UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) formerly Public Health England Dr Anne Wilson, UK High Commissioner for Public Health Secretary Dr Muhammad Sartaj and Contech International Project Manager Dr Adeel Alvi conducted a visit to University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Ravi Pattoki Campus Lahore. .
After a sapling was planted by Mr. Nicholas John Adkin in front of the Akram complex, a detailed meeting was held at the Ravi campus. Prof. Dr. Nasim Ahmad chaired the meeting while many other senior UVAS faculty members attended.
Speaking on this occasion, Prof. Dr. Nasim Ahmad briefed the delegation on academic and research projects, national and international collaborations, clinical and outreach services of UVAS. He said UVAS was working closely with the poultry industry in Pakistan to solve their problems and commercialize the results of this project.
Earlier, the project leader of the International Development Research Center (IDRC), Prof. Zafar Hayat, briefed the participants on the ongoing project meeting titled “Development and commercialization of alternatives to antibiotics: phages and nutraceuticals for poultry production in Pakistan” funded by Global Anti-Microbial Resistance (GAMRIF) & International Development Research Center. Professor Zafar Hayat highlighted various activities in his presentation including the use of antibiotics Antimicrobial Resistance, the need for alternatives to antibiotics, alternative phages and nutraceuticals for poultry production in Pakistan, workflow, nutraceuticals in fruit, golden fruit waste, mango waste targeted by the project, supply of mango waste, development of green extraction systems, etc.
The UK delegation appreciated the activities of IDRC’s ongoing projects and commended the state-of-the-art UVAS disease diagnostic laboratory facilities, quality education and research, clinical services for the benefit of the community. poor farmer. The purpose of their visit was to see UVAS research facilities and explore funding opportunities for a collaborative project.
Later, a British delegation accompanied by VC Prof. Dr. Nasim Ahmad visited different departments in the Ravi campus, including the IDRC Project Research Farm, Poultry Farm and Dairy Factory, etc.