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Commission calls for action against Chronic diseases

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) calls for urgent action to address chronic diseases and mental health disorders. It demands high-level political commitment and the immediate scaling up of actions to address the epidemic of NCDs, the world’s leading causes of death and ill health. [...]

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Diabetes Centre inaugurated at Phulgaran

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated The Diabetes Centre (TDC) at Phulgaran in the outskirts of the capital, to help early diagnosis and treatment of the disease. He also announced a grant of Rs.100 million for the centre and urged philanthropists to generously contribute to help expand its reach. Addressing the inauguration ceremony held recently, [...]

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Commission calls for action against Chronic diseases

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A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) calls for urgent action to address chronic diseases and mental health disorders. It demands high-level political commitment and the immediate scaling up of actions to address the epidemic of NCDs, the world’s leading causes [...]

Diabetes Centre inaugurated at Phulgaran

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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated The Diabetes Centre (TDC) at Phulgaran in the outskirts of the capital, to help early diagnosis and treatment of the disease. He also announced a grant of Rs.100 million for the centre and urged philanthropists to generously contribute to help expand its reach. Addressing [...]

Promotion of voluntary blood donation stressed

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Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP), Islamabad to mark the World Blood Donor Day 2018 organised an impressive media briefing recently at a local hotel in Islamabad. The briefing highlighted the achievements of the SBTP in promoting voluntary blood donations and establishing an internationally recommended new blood transfusion system in Pakistan [...]

Changing Dynamics of Medical Laboratory Technology in Pakistan

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By Usman Waheed Chair, Board of Certification Pakistan, American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Knowledge creation and dissemination are crucial for the economic growth and development of a country. Colleges and universities are central to this enterprise. The government of Pakistan is keen to create world-class universities and introducing new [...]

Are Standard Therapeutic Guidelines (STGs) needed in Pakistan?

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The use of Standard Therapeutic Guidelines (STGs) is a time-tested evidence-based system that works well and improves patients’ therapeutic outcome. Non-compliance with the STGs results in high morbidity and inflated cost. In the USA, non-compliance with STGs costs $100 billion every year. STGs are also called as clinical arrangements, treatment [...]

Parliament’s SDGs Secretariat and SDPI sign MoU

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Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Parliament will continue to play its role in capacity building of its members and staff. He was speaking at a Ceremony of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Parliament’s Sustainable Development Goals Secretariat and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) recently [...]

Sindh’s First Youth Policy launched

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Over 400 participants, including provincial ministers, government officials, international donors and members of the civil society gathered to celebrate the launch of Sindh’s first ever youth policy recently at a local hotel in Karachi. The policy drew support from Oxfam, Bargad, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Oxfam, Right [...]

Measures to curb use of tobacco in the country urged

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Federal Minister for National Health Services, Mrs.  Saira Afzal Tarar, said that tobacco use is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. In Pakistan, tobacco use is a cause of death of around 160,100 persons every year. Almost 23.9 million adults [...]

Protecting the health of children living in conflict

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?Researchers from Aga Khan University and Canada’s Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto will collaborate on a study that aims to identify the most effective measures to help mothers breastfeed during protracted crises. According to Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Director of AKU’s Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health [...]

80% of world’s smokers live in low and middle-income countries – HDF

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According to Human Development Foundation (HDF), more than 80 percent of the world’s smokers live in low and middle-income countries, where diseases caused by tobacco use are further exacerbated by a lack of access to health care. On World No Tobacco Day 2018, HDF joined hands with World Health Organization [...]