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The International Hospital Federation Awards dates back to 2015, when the programme was launched at the 39th IHF World Hospital Congress in Chicago. The IHF Awards have been recognizing excellence in hospitals and healthcare organizations around the world.

In this episode, we featured Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, the winner of the 2022 Excellence Award for Health Services During Crises. This award recognises hospitals and healthcare organizations in a low-income country, or country during times of significant crises, for their excellence or outstanding achievements in delivering services despite the challenging environment.

Dr Lawrence Lai, Chairman of the IHF Awards Committee, Honorary Member of the International Hospital Federation, sat down with Dr Khawaja Shehryar Nasir. Dr Nasir is the Assistant Director at the Quality and Patient Safety Department of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Pakistan.

Dr Lawrence Lai

Dr Lawrence Lai

Honorary Member

Dr Lawrence Lai was an IHF Governing Council Member for six years before becoming an Honorary IHF Member in 2015. Dr Lai is currently Special...

Dr Lawrence Lai

Dr Lawrence Lai

Honorary Member

Dr Lawrence Lai was an IHF Governing Council Member for six years before becoming an Honorary IHF Member in 2015.

Dr Lai is currently Special Advisor to the Hong Kong University-Shenzhen Hospital, Honorary Professor of the Medical Faculty, University of Hong Kong, Consultant to the Macau Health Bureau and ISQua expert.

Dr Lai has also been actively involved in the work of the Asian Hospital Federation (AHF). He was elected President for two terms and is currently member of the AHF Trust Fund.

Dr Lai received various awards during his career, including the 40th Anniversary Gold Medal by the Australian Council of Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Hong Kong Government in 2009.

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, Pakistan

Dr Khawaja Shehryar Nasir

Orofacial Pain Medicine consultant and Assistant Director of Quality and Patient Safety

Dr Nasir is an American board-certified Orofacial Pain Specialist who received his training from the State University at Buffalo, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard University...

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, Pakistan

Dr Khawaja Shehryar Nasir

Orofacial Pain Medicine consultant and Assistant Director of Quality and Patient Safety

Dr Nasir is an American board-certified Orofacial Pain Specialist who received his training from the State University at Buffalo, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. He is currently working as an Orofacial Pain Medicine consultant and Assistant Director of Quality and Patient Safety for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, Pakistan. He is keenly interested in cancer-pain research, hospital operations, patient quality and safety measures.

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