Pak One Health Alliance

It gives me an immense pleasure to write few words for this very first Annual Report of Pak
OneHealth Alliance for year 2014-15. Undoubtedly, POHA is a newly created organization, but it
has occupied a unique role and position to strengthening the Public Health System by designing
and implementing innovative model that aligning to national and international health priority.
It’s our pride that POHA in its first year of operation has earned the commendable collaboration
of its international partner (SECID/CORDS) and organized a “Leishmania Disease Gap Analysis
Study Pakistan – 2015”. Leishmaniasis is one of the neglected diseases and also to be known a
disease of poor.
Through this our very first project, we identified the gaps between management and control of
this infectious disease and provided a set of recommendations for immediate actions by Public
Health Management.
Based on the experience, we are committed to continue our dedication aiming at to supporting
the national health policy makers, the healthcare providers and the ultimate service users
(community) to help curtail the national disease burden.
Here we would like to invite the national and provincial governments, valued partners and the
community based local organizations to “Unite for Cause” and support POHA for developing
community beneficial programmes in onward years.