IPHQ was created as a research and training institution
of Public Health in Balochistan. Although Balochistan
is the largest, by size, province of the country there
was no such institutions in this province till 1997,
due to which the Health sector was facing a lot of visible
and invisible operational problems in health care delivery
with consequent low esteem and mistrust by the masses.
purpose of establishing the IPH was to have an institution
which could assist the policy and decision makers in
critical analysis, independent review, and the designing,
managing, and provision of health care services based
on actual needs of the people by conducting health system
research, developing models, and initiating new concepts.
With essential development of a proper and adequately
trained human resource in the health sector to sustain
example of one of the best Health Care delivery systems
is that of the USA and the UK. It is most pertinent
to observe that the excellence of their systems is due
in the major part to the strongest support of Public
Health institutions available to them, such as the Johns
Hopkins School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public
Health, National Institutes of Health, USA, the London
School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, among others.
These institutions support the respective national and
regional health service agencies and system.
IPHQ has been assigned and targeted to achieve the same
functional status and role as of these august institutions.
To develop the health system in Balochistan in particular,
and for the nation at large, in service to the genuinely
needy masses and the general national development. Utilising
the existing resources, nurturing the development of
the indigenous talent and technical capacity to serve.
OF THE IPHQ
to the operational theme, the mission statement adopted
for the IPHQ lays down its mission as:
The IPHQ aims to facilitate the development of the health
system, by research and techniques of building, and
striving for proper Human Resource development for the
health sector, to facilitate achievement of a health
system which is sustainable and perpetually evolves
to an acceptable international standard of services,
while ensuring progressive reliance on local resources
and community support for health promotion, sustenance,
and development. The IPH has as its mission to promote
the fields of Public Health, Preventive Medicine, Family
Medicine, Special Services and Information Technology
in Health sector. By education, training, operational
research, tendering policy options, management analysis,
advice, advocacy, and model development. In line with
international standards recognized for these fields."