Training of Trainer Workshop (Marghalla Hotel Islamabad, April 30-May 4 2019)

Training of Trainer Workshop (Marghalla Hotel Islamabad, April 30-May 4 2019)

Train the Trainer Workshop organized by Pakistan Biological Safety Association in collaboration with Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Health, USA and Safer Behavior, USA (April 30 – May 4 2019). Dr. Aamer Ikram, President, Pakistan Biological Safety Association inaugurated the workshop with mentioning the importance of safety culture in Pakistan and role of PBSA in promoting this culture throughout the country. Facilitators and Coaches who were already trained by Sean G Kaufman, CEO and founder partner of Safer Behavior, USA were invited to train all participants from sixty different institutes from all provinces of Pakistan on donning and doffing of high level of personal protective equipment like PAPR, Tyvek suits etc under Sean’s great supervision. All participants were also trained during workshop on needle stick injuries response and other emergency response, spill response both outside and inside Biosafety cabinet and designing a lab covering locker room, shower room, ante room, decon room, laboratory, animal room and all related signage etc. Sean was also a representative from CDC, USA to train people in last Ebola outbreak.

This was the last workshop conducted by Sean Kaufman in person.

Participants appreciated the efforts of PBSA and FIC in spreading the message of biological risk mitigation in Pakistan.


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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