IFBA – Measuring Global Certification Program Effectiveness

IFBA – Measuring Global Certification Program Effectiveness

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Being elected as the President of Pakistan Biological Safety Association (PBSA) is a true honour for me. I believe that promoting awareness, knowledge and understanding of biosafety at the regional and national level is responsibility of each member and trainer of the PBSA. This organization is commended in many of the national and international forums for its preventive training for Risk Assessment and management, that was much needed at the time of COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, it has promoted strong collaborations and affiliations with various Biosafety developmental programs that align with international standards to acknowledge and recognize biosafety as a separate scientific discipline within Pakistan. I strongly agree that “no one is safe until everyone is safe”, and would like to work with the PBSA team to implement this approach as far and wide as possible.

Prof. Dr. Saeed Khan
Prof. Dr. Saeed Khan, President PBSA/ Professor Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi
The International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) had recently conducted a survey to measure the effectiveness of the IFBA certification program. It was first conducted in 2019 in the Southeast Asian region.
There were 194 respondents from 36 countries, who provided their feedback on the program. Among these 194 respondents:
  • 93.9% “believe that the certification is relevant to their country”
  • 99.5% “would recommend the IFBA certification program”

The respondents also highlighted how the certification program was valued, as provided below:

For further information on this survey, click the following link.
In case you would like to read further about the efforts of IFBA, check out their website here: IFBA
PBSA is a proud member of IFBA and strives to spread awareness and build expertise in biosafety and biosecurity in Pakistan.
For further information on how PBSA has been responding to the COVID19 pandemic and our efforts in spreading awareness about COVID19, click the following link: COVID19 FAQ and Information. Further information on the work done by PBSA are linked below: