KARACHI – Hamdard University, Karachi singed an MoU with Hunan University of China on the second day of Third Hamdard International Unani Medicine Conference tittles as “Unani Medicine: Education and Research Issues and Challenges” held at Madinat al-Hikmah.

Under this MOU, both universities will exchange research, curricula and students. Delegates from China, Japan, Iran, South Africa, Germany, Malaysia and different cities of Pakistan were taking part in the conference. Hakim Mohammed Said Memorial Lectures were also held on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Nusrat Nasrullah said that Hakim Said did not leave his country even in worst circumstances when his life was in danger and spent his whole life’s earning in Pakistan because he was a true Muslim and Pakistani.

He said that Said was representative of Indo-Muslim culture and Islamic culture was so dear to him that he brought up his only child, Sadia Rashid according to the values of this culture, he said, adding that she was a mirror in which one could see the vision and far sightedness of Hakim Said.

While delivering the lecture, Hakim Abdul Waheed, Hakim Rahat Nasim Sohdarvi, Hakim Syed Sabir Ali Shah and Hakim Basheer Bhervi said that Shaheed Hakim Said not only revived TibbUnani but also made it according to the modern requirements and the WHO recognized the Tibb Unani as part of alternative medicine. In third scientific session of second day of the international conference, Dr Seema Mumtaz presented her paper on the subject of “Primary Health Care, what is missing”.

She said that the first thing is provision of good nutrition, clean water and less polluted environment and after that comes community participation, mutual cooperation and principles of hygiene that should be adopted.

On the occasion, Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb, South Africa President Dr Rashid Hasan Bhika presented his paper on “Tibb-e-Unani in South Africa”.

Ashar Qaseer from Jamia Hamdard India gave a brief account of Hakim Abdul Hameed’s life and achievements. Prof Ikuo Saiki, from Japan, presented his thought provoking paper over “Curcumin and Cancer Metastiasis”.  Dr Ahsana Dar presented her paper on “Pharmacological Research, its important in Folklore Medicine.”