February 18, 2021

HSP Mourns The Death Of Collaborator Dr. Sher Muhammad

Over the past few weeks, HSP has been mourning the loss of Dr. Sher Muhammad, who died of COVID-19 on February 5th, 2021. HSP met Dr. Sher through his more than a decade of work as Director-General of Livestock and Dairy Development for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province in Pakistan. His death has left us, as well as his family and friends with great sorrow.

During Dr. Sher’s tenure as KP Director-General of Livestock and Dairy Development, he played a pivotal role in the revitalization of the livestock industry. He launched several major projects including several Civil Veterinary hospitals, disease surveillance and control efforts, the implementation of various prevention measures, and successful containment of an avian influenza outbreak.

HSP and our partners at the Association for Biorisk Management (ABM), have worked closely with Dr. Sher for the last few years. He was always incredibly supportive, receptive, and responsive during joint ventures, including our work to institutionalize a biorisk management policy in veterinary labs and formulate a livestock policy for his Province. Needless to say, his valuable support and guidance helped many of our projects.

He will be remembered as a passionate veterinarian, good administrator, and charismatic leader. HSP fully acknowledges his outstanding contribution to the cause of biorisk management and will miss him greatly.