South-to-South Mentoring as a Vehicle for Implementing Sustainable Health Security in Africa

South-to-South Mentoring as a Vehicle for Implementing Sustainable Health Security in Africa

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Serving as the President of Pakistan Biological Safety Association I feel we are working hard to improve the biosafety and biosecurity in Pakistan. We are pioneers in introducing biorisk management in Pakistan and our work has been acclaimed nationally and internationally. We have successfully completed multiple projects and our success indicates our commitment towards our mission to improve biorisk management in Pakistan.

Dr. Aamer Ikram
Dr. Aamer Ikram, President PBSA/ Executive Director NIH Pakistan

International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) recently published a significant peer reviewed research article which provided analysis on the IFBA Global Mentorship Programme. Regarding the details, IFBA stated the following:

The IFBA, in partnership with it’s Global Mentors in Africa and Carleton University, is pleased to announce the publication of its peer reviewed research article on the impact and outcomes of the IFBA’s Global Mentorship Program. This unique mentorship program recruits biosafety and biosecurity champions across Africa (and globally) to provide local peer mentorship to developing professionals in their geographic region. Over the past several years, the program has demonstrated its ability to form crucial links between frontline biosafety professionals, laboratory workers, and policy- and decision-makers across several implicated sectors. By supporting regionally relevant peer mentorship programs, the gap between health security policy development and implementation may be narrowed.

 Click the link below to access the full publication in One Health Outlook’s special collection of articles exploring all aspects of global health security, including the biosecurity and biothreat landscape:

South-to-south mentoring as a vehicle for implementing sustainable health security in Africa | One Health Outlook | Full Text (

 The IFBA is grateful to the support provided by the Weapons Threat Reduction Program of Global Affairs Canada for this program.

We wish IFBA lots of success in their endeavors.