N2N aims to help Pakistan recover from the COVID-19 pandemic by providing expertise on the response, recovery and health reform.


The COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan is part of the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have reached Pakistan on 26 February 2020, when two cases were recorded (a student in Karachi who had just returned from Iran and another person in the Islamabad Capital Territory).[2] On 18 March 2020, cases had been registered in all four provinces, the two autonomous territories, and Islamabad Capital Territory,[3] and by 17 June, each district in Pakistan had recorded at least one confirmed case of COVID-19.

Balancing science and public policy in Pakistan’s COVID-19 response - WHO Eastern Med Health Journal article