HU, Hunan University of China sign accord

Karachi: A memorandum of understanding was signed between Hamdard University, Karachi and Hunan University of China on the second day of Third Hamdard International Unani Medicine Conference on the theme “Unani Medicine: Education and Research Issues and Challenges”, at Madinat al-Hikmah, Karachi on Wednesday.

Under this MOU both universities will exchange research, curricula and students. Delegates from China, Japan, Iran, South Africa, Germany, Malaysia and different cities of Pakistan are taking part in this conference.

Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said Memorial Lecture was also held on the occasion.

While delivering lecture Nusrat Nasrullah said that even in worst circumstances when his life was in danger, Hakim Said did not leave his country and spent his whole life’s earning in Pakistan, because he was a true Muslim and Pakistani. He was the representative of Indo-Muslim culture and this Islamic culture was so dear to him that he brought up his only child, Sadia Rashid according to the values of this culture, he said, adding that Sadia Rashid was a mirror in which one could see the vision and far sightedness of Hakim Said as she, like an obedient daughter, was completing the works, left by her father at the time of his martyrdom in October 1998.

Hakim Abdul Waheed, Hakim Rahat Nasim Sohdarvi, Hakim Syed Sabir Ali Shah and Hakim Basheer Bhervi while delivering lectures on Hakim Said said that Shaheed Hakim Said not only revived Tibbi Unani but also made it according to the modern requirements, that’s why World Health Organization had recognized the Tibbi Unani as part of alternative medicine. Today the major population was looking towards the natural treatment because of the efforts of Hakim Said, they added.

In third scientific session of second day of the international conference, Prof. Dr. Seema Mumtaz presented her paper on the subject of “Primary Health Care, what is missing”. She said that the first thing was provision of good nutrition, clean water and less polluted environment and after that came community participation, mutual cooperation and principles of hygiene that should be adopted.

Prof. Dr. Rashid Hasan Bhika, President, Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb, South Africa presented his paper on “Tibbe Unani in South Africa”.

Ashar Qaseer from Jamia Hamdard India gave a brief account of Hakim Abdul Hameed’s life and achievements.

Prof. Dr. Ikuo Saiki, from Japan, presented his thought provoking paper our “Curcumin and Cancer Metastiasis”.

Prof. Dr. Ahsana Dar presented her important paper on “Pharmacological Research, its important in Folklore Medicine”.

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