Launching ceremony of Internship and research program BNPMC
31st. Jan. 2018
(Quetta); Balochistan is relatively the least developed province of Pakistan. Several studies and reports have found that Balochistan have the lowest levels of human development in the country the province lags behind the rest of the country in economic growth, labor productivity, health, education and other socioeconomic indicators. Its poverty level is higher than the national average and there is significant difference rural and urban poverty incidence in the province. The province also suffers from the widest gender gaps in education and health in the country. Poor social indicators depict the state of human resource development in the province.
In addition to the poor social and economic indicators, it is also exposed to a number of natural hazards. Besides Population growth, urbanization, poverty, climate change and geographical location, it is also exposed to a number of natural hazards like slash floods, cyclone, drought, earthquake, landslide, extreme temperature, epidemics. These all aforesaid causes have direct impact on the overall nutrition status.
Nutrition program for mothers and children have felt that there is a widespread gap in the terms of knowledge base, skills training, long-term planning, emergency preparedness and policy development to respond to any kind of disaster where the population is exposed to endemic, epidemic along with food insecurity and starvation.
BNPMC is committed to train and motivate the young commencers who are precious asset in enduring country’s development. Nutrition program has taken the lead role in attaining sustainable development, having numerous long term development priorities like equipping the future of this province to deal with any kind of vulnerable situation, building resilience communities through mass mobilization, Health department Officials told on the launch of internship and research support program for university under Balochistan nutrition program for mother and children in Quetta this Wednesday.
While speaking on the occasion Minister Health Mir Abdul Majad Abro says that There are many benefits of doing an internship for it not only provides exposure to both build and develop professional connections but also gives a realistic perspective on refining the paths of the drastic conditions of the Public health issues more importantly the Malnourishment in the population. On the other hand, internships play a major role in giving a complete hands-on experience with an approach which nurtures the students to develop a greater understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses. During the course of graduation, students may feel overwhelmed with coursework, assignments, or co-curricular activities that may keep them extremely engaged while leaving no time to think of doing an internship or industrial training. To deal with this challenging part, one should clearly take out specific time slots during their academic course and find extra time to build their experience levels. For instance, students who find it difficult to dedicate a time span of a month or two for the job can opt for virtual internships, which are more like “work-from-home” opportunities. Others can find internships that align with the course they are already pursuing (for example, marketing students can go for social media internships, whereas, students from an arts background can go for content writing internships).
"Food insecurity, hunger, and malnutrition are the key challenges in the remote areas of Balochistan all components on one side but trained and skilled human resource
help create a sustainable education program ( Expand community outreach efforts Assess and troubleshoot the current malnutrition program", Minister Health Balochistan.