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Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections

Declining private investment and lack of innovation in the development of new antibiotics are undermining efforts to combat drug-resistant infections, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Two new reports reveal a weak pipeline for antibiotic agents. The 60 products in development (50 antibiotics and 10 biologics) bring little benefit over existing treatments and very few [...]

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Uplifting Mental Health Services Upon Judicial Directives – A Hope For The Rights of Marginalized Sufferers and Caregivers

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Afridi, President Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) lauded the directives by Justice Salahuddin Panhwar of Sindh High Court (the petition filed by Ms. Erum Shaheen, submitted through her counsel, Mohammad Qadir Khan), to all the commissioners and the senior superintendents of police to constitute special committees to visit public places including shrines [...]

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Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections

By | January 16th, 2020|Categories: Journal|Tags: , , , |

Declining private investment and lack of innovation in the development of new antibiotics are undermining efforts to combat drug-resistant infections, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Two new reports reveal a weak pipeline for antibiotic agents. The 60 products in development (50 antibiotics and 10 biologics) bring little benefit over [...]

Uplifting Mental Health Services Upon Judicial Directives – A Hope For The Rights of Marginalized Sufferers and Caregivers

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Afridi, President Pakistan Psychiatric Society (PPS) lauded the directives by Justice Salahuddin Panhwar of Sindh High Court (the petition filed by Ms. Erum Shaheen, submitted through her counsel, Mohammad Qadir Khan), to all the commissioners and the senior superintendents of police to constitute special committees to [...]

UNAIDS delegation briefs Governor Sindh on causes of HIV outbreak in Larkana

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Regional UNAIDS officials briefed Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail that unsafe injection practices and poor infection control had emerged as the leading cause of the recent HIV outbreak in Ratodero area of Larkana, saying UNAIDS was ready to extend all possible support to the Pakistani health authorities in managing the situation [...]

No link between vaccination efforts, spread of HIV

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) representing Infectious Diseases and immunization experts, has categorically and unequivocally denied any connection between vaccination efforts and the spread of HIV in Pakistan. Prof. Bushra Jamil, the MMIDSP President and Dean, Infectious Diseases, College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) [...]

UNAIDS to continue support the response to the HIV outbreak in Pakistan

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

UNAIDS Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Eamonn Murphy reiterated UNAIDS’ commitment to supporting provincial and federal authorities to respond to the HIV outbreak and strengthen the HIV response in the country. He expressed these views during a press briefing in Karachi during his official visit to Pakistan. The [...]

KP Blood Transfusion Authority completed Second Round of Inspections in Peshawar

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , |

The Second Round of blood bank inspections in Peshawar was completed earlier this month by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Blood Transfusion Authority (KPBTA). The Authority inspected 10 blood banks in Peshawar including Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital; North West General Hospital; Fatimid Foundation Thalassaemia Centre; Mercy Teaching Hospital, Frontier Foundation Thalassaemia [...]

Governor Sindh inaugurates CT Scanner at Kidney Centre

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail inaugurated newly installed CT Scanner- Ultra Low Dose Radiation in the Radiology Department at The Kidney Centre (TKC), Karachi. The inclusion of ultra-low dose radiation CT scanner (164 Slices) will enhance the quality of results and enable us for Coronary CT Angiography and Calcium Scoring for [...]

Govt to initiate NAP in health sector to improve Health Facilities

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Dr. Zafar Mirza said that a National Action Plan (NAP) in health sector was being planned with the coordination and consultation of the provinces to improve the health facilities. He said this while addressing a joint [...]

Children’s Cancer Unit at Holy Family Hospital inaugurated

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , |

The newly-built Pediatric Oncology at the Department of Pediatrics in Holy Family Hospital (HFH) was inaugurated by Prof. Muhammad Umar, Vice Chancellor, Rawalpindi Medical University, Islamabad at a ceremony held recently at Islamabad. HFH Medical Superintendent (MS), Dr. Nasir Mehmood, Indus Hospital doctors including Dr. Muhammad Shemol and Dr. Rafi [...]