Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences is the first public sector Medical University of Pakistan. It aims to achieve prominence as a top-tier world-class medical research and teaching university, producing topnotch healthcare providers operating excellence in every segment of the community. The Liaquat Medical College, upgraded to the status of university in 2001, has a long history of imparting quality Medical Education in the region. It started as a Medical School in the present Civil Hospital, Hyderabad Sindh in 1881, the first ever Medical Institution in the province of Sindh. This medical college at Hyderabad was inaugurated by Sir Francis Moody, first Governor of Sindh and the first batch of forty five students including one Muslim female student were admitted. This College was then shifted to Karachi on December 10, 1945 and was renamed as Dow Medical College. The Sindh Government subsequently started another college in the premises of same Civil Hospital at Hyderabad in 1951, which acquired its name as Liaquat Medical College (LMC), after the name of first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Liaquat Ali Khan. The LMC was affiliated with University of Sindh. The College, and now a university, with its journey and natural growth for more than 62 years has made tremendous contributions in both medical education and health care in the province and the country. The College was shifted to its new campus at Jamshoro in 1963.
The mission of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences is to foster excellence in health professional education and research, to educate and train undergraduate and graduate students of medical and health sciences in accordance with highest professional standards and ethical values and to meet the healthcare needs of the community through dissemination of knowledge and service.
With this mission in mind, the University carries on the following activities to strengthen the surrounding community.
Technical and monitoring support in establishing the nutritional stabilizing centers in 13 districts of sindh in collaboration with WHO and health department Sindh.
Training of doctors and other health personnel in three districts: Jamshoro, Umerkot and Nawabshah.
Prevention of malnutrition by training doctors and other health personnel in IYCF (infant and young child feeding) in fourteen districts of Sindh in collaboration with WHO and health department Sindh
Production of Audio & Video Health Awareness messages on Drug addiction, Water purification, Violence against women & on Tuberculosis.