Author: Pro. Dr. Asaad Javaid Mirza

Leveraging quality education to attract international students and foster economic growth Inviting international students to study helps universities enhance their global reputation that leads to their higher rankings and greater international recognition and prestige of the host country. Countries with low economic growth often invite foreign students to study, reaping multiple benefits including direct and indirect economic gains, enhanced educational quality and strengthened international relations. These advantages collectively contribute to the economic development and global integration of the host country. Economic benefits International students contribute significantly to the economy through tuition fees, accommodation, living expenses, and other expenditures. They pay…

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Private sector’s role required in ensuring access for needy communities Socioeconomic oral health disparities refer to differences in oral health outcomes and access to dental care based on individuals’ social, educational and monetary status. These disparities are significant public health concerns and have far-reaching consequences on the individuals’ general health and well-being. Reducing these disparities is essential for obtaining equitable access to oral health care and improving the general welfare of populations across various socioeconomic backgrounds. A Pathfinder survey has been conducted in Pakistan that gives comprehensive data regarding the prevalence, severity and age-wise distribution of the various oral conditions…

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In Pakistan, the private sector plays a substantially significant role in dental healthcare through dental education, health delivery and research, contributing to the improvement of oral health and the advancement of knowledge regarding current trends and technology being incorporated in the dental profession globally. The market-driven approach of the private sector leads to competition and innovation that positively influences dental health delivery and education in the country. In the public sector, till the late 80s, there were merely 4-5 colleges operating in the country, accessible to students for achieving dental education. These colleges could hardly cater 100-120 students annually which…

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