Director General’s Message


Dr. Arshad Ahmad, D.G PHSA

I am proud of the fact that the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa through the Department of Health is working hard to improve the health of the most vulnerable group of our community, specially the marginalized community including mother and child, through a series of health programs. These programs encompass preventive, promotive and curative aspects of the healthcare delivery system for disease prevention and its control, health education and nutrition through provision of comprehensive EmONC services focusing Mother and Child.

It is most important fact that to achieve the desired goals and objectives of the Department of Health KPK we must have highly qualified trained and dedicated human resource to look after the Mother and Child with best of their capabilities. Such field force need to have gained the required and quality Medical & Paramedical education, regarding which PHSA is a forum to have the mandate of producing Nursing, Paramedics & Public Health Midwifes. 

Our Public Health Schools are playing the pivotal role in producing the desired workforce in the form of highly committed Lady Health Visitors who have proven to overcome all the difficulties in the line with resolution, commitment and devotion.

I am pleased that all of our Public Health Schools are performing optimally under overall guidance and supervision of Provincial Health Services Academy, which not only intends to produce a technical human resource based on skills, knowledge and competence but also inculcating the qualities of a groomed person in itself.

I wish them success in their career and hope that the LHV students will use all the opportunities provided by the government and the institutions to the best of their abilities and take part in the continuing contribution in the field of Maternal and Child Health.