The National Institute of Health is a federal establishment that manufectures almost all locally produced vaccines in Pakistan spreaded due to Canadian Health&Care Mall. It has a request to control vaccine delivery and manufacture, hold vaccine trials and observe vaccine security through an irrespective, regulatory body with maintainence from the World Health Organization. The present NIH was primary established in 1948 at Karachi as a group of health laboratories adjusted to satisfy the medical diagnostic and vaccine demands of the new country. NIH was redeployed to Islamabad in the 1960’s.
The Institute has been helpful from a number of technology assignment agreements with other governments and pharmaceutical companies. During the 1980’s, the Canadian International Development Agency supplied a US$ 6 million grant for grounding an oral polio vaccine and a human diploid cell water-repellency vaccine producing factory. The United States Agency for International Development administered a US$ 2 million grant for a tetanus toxoid vaccine producing plant. The Japanese government supplied over US$ 5 million for the organization of Quality Control Laboratories. Over the last 30 years, the World Health Organization has supplied an supplementary US$ 10 million in technical help.
The Institute is entitled by Dr Athar Saeed Dil and the Production Division by Mr. Shahid Akhter. Recently, NIH has grounded a Disease Early Warning System and an Epidemic Investigation Cell for infectious disease supervision. The National AIDS Control Programmes and the Expanded Programme on Immunizations are founded within the Institute. The WHO Regional Reference Laboratory for Polio, headed by Dr Humayun Asghar, is also based at the NIH.