Collaboration between Huddersfield University and Pakistani institutions to save people from waterborne diseases

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) Mohammad Nafees Zakaria has said that collaboration between University of

Collaboration between Huddersfield University and Pakistani institutions to save people from waterborne diseasesUniversity of Huddersfield also partnered on a Southern Punjab project for helping the availability of affordable clean drinking water and also provide them with employment opportunities.

Waterborne diseases are caused due to variety of microorganisms, biotoxins, and toxic contaminants, which lead to devastating illnesses such as cholera, schistosomiasis and other gastrointestinal problems. Proper household water and sanitation practices can decrease the waterborne disease risks.

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He stated this while launching “Materials Advanced Research Consortium” (MaRc) along with the senior research fellows and faculty members of Huddersfield University (UK) at Pakistan High Commission.

Lord Qurban Hussain, a large number of British Pakistanis, British friends of Pakistan, diplomats, faculty members of Huddersfield University, senior staff of Pakistan high commission and journalists attended the event.

Prof David Talor Pro-VC (International) University of Huddersfield School of applied sciences and research, Prof.Micheal Ginger ,Dean School of Applied Science, Prof.Barbara Conway Head of Pharmacy, and Dr.Muhammad Usman Ghori Senior Research fellow of the University spoke on the occasion.

Dr.Muhammad Usman Ghori Senior research fellow of the university will be working with Pakistani officials for clean, affordable drinking water to the people of Southern Punjab. The initiative is to transform the water supplies into affordable drinking water for the benefit of the people of the region also give a sustainable option of raw material to fabricate healthcare products.

High Commissioner Nafees Zakaria appreciated the research work was undertaken in South Punjab for provision of clean drinking water by Dr.Mohammad Usman Ghori while speaking on the occasion .

He said that 1.5 million Pakistani diaspora in the United Kingdom was not only playing an important role in the socioeconomic development of the country but also contributing a lot in the development of Pakistan.

He added that we are proud of our community in the UK21 British Pakistanis in the UK Parliament were serving the country.

He stressed the need for collaboration and strategic partnership between UK and Pakistani universities and research institutions for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

He also urged the University of Huddersfield to establish its campuses in Pakistan so that the students could benefit from quality education.

He added that his research work would benefit the people of South Punjab and they would have access to clean drinking water.

He also highlighted various aspects of his research project in water sector of Pakistan.

The Huddersfield Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) Prof.Dave Taylor said that the university was dedicated to developing scientific solution with global impact and improving the quality of life for the people across the world

Pro.Taylor said “Our researchers like Dr.Ghori have been inspired to further their education, widen their experience and dedicate their careers to helping others.I wish him and his partners every success for the future”.

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