Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

COMMENTARY
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 721--723

Enabling the disabled: Call for intercepting disability surge in Pakistan


Nadia Naseem1, Usman Jawad2 
1 Department of Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
2 Department of Family Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nadia Naseem
Department of Morbid Anatomy and Histopathology, University of Health Sciences, Lahore 54000
Pakistan

Muscular dystrophies have always been marginalized culturally and socially, particularly in underdeveloped and developing countries. Pakistan is facing significant dearth of “appropriately” trained neurologists and neuromuscular pathologists. A careful and methodical link between clinical, pathological and molecular analysis must be established before making a diagnosis in such cases. Increased collaboration between local and international neurology societies may add value to collaborative neuromuscular research and education in Pakistan, both in community and health sectors. These goals are all achievable but require persistence, dedicated workforce, and positive efforts to meet them.


How to cite this article:
Naseem N, Jawad U. Enabling the disabled: Call for intercepting disability surge in Pakistan.J Family Med Prim Care 2017;6:721-723


How to cite this URL:
Naseem N, Jawad U. Enabling the disabled: Call for intercepting disability surge in Pakistan. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Oct 22 ];6:721-723
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