In an effort to enhance research and development in the field of virology and vaccine technology, ten scholarships have been granted to scholars originating from eight member states within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
OIC Awards Scholarships to Pakistan 2023
The event, hosted at the Ministry of Health in Jakarta, Indonesia, signifies a significant achievement in promoting scientific collaboration among OIC member nations.
These esteemed scholarships were conferred as part of the Comstech Fellowships Program for Virology and Vaccine Technologies Research and Advanced Training, a collaborative endeavor involving the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Bio-Farma, Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD), and Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR), with backing from the Indonesian Embassy in Pakistan.
The event observed the involvement of distinguished individuals, among them H.E. Ambassador Askar Mussinov, Assistant Secretary General (S&T) of OIC, who commended Comstech’s leadership in promoting the development of scientific and technological capabilities within the OIC.
Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General of Comstech, expressed his joy in witnessing the program prosper for two consecutive years.
He emphasized that this year’s participants, up-and-coming scientists, specialists in virology, and researchers in public health, symbolize a collaborative initiative to leverage Indonesia’s proficiency in virology and vaccine technology.
Professor Choudhary emphasized the importance of these grants in enhancing the research and development skills of promising scientists, promoting international collaboration, and jointly striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to healthcare.
The event was graced by distinguished individuals, such as Ambassador Adam Tugio, envoys from OIC member nations, and delegates from UNPAD, UNAIR, and BioFarma.
This endeavor illustrates OIC’s dedication to advancing scientific understanding and worldwide well-being.