Khyber Medical University (KMU) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with DKT Pakistan – a non-governmental organization – on technical and research collaboration.

As per the details of the MoU, “mutual scientific and technical cooperation will advance the state of science, technology, social marketing and entrepreneurship within both partners and strengthen the infrastructure and will bring benefits to both sides”.

Through this partnership, both KMU and DKT Pakistan will start a programme of research, scientific and technical collaboration for the exchange of ideas, skills and techniques on problems of mutual interest as agreed from time to time, according to a press release.

Prof Ziaul Haq, the vice-chancellor of KMU, and Justin Main Thompson, the country director of DKT Pakistan, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations on Thursday.

Both parties have agreed on exchange and training of scientific and technology personnel for teaching, “research and development in the field of mother, neonatal and child health (MNCH), HIV/Aids prevention, breast cancer and other related fields pertaining to the interest of both parties”, the MoU stated.

It further revealed that holding of joint conferences, seminars and symposia or workshops and invited lectures on national and international issues, visit and utilization of each other’s research and technical facilities as and when required after mutual consent shall be carried out jointly.

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