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WHO releases Essential Diagnostic Tests list to improve diagnosis & treatment outcomes

Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly diagnosed. As a result, they do not receive the treatment they need and, in some cases, may actually receive the wrong treatment. For example, an estimated 46% of adults with Type 2 diabetes worldwide are undiagnosed, [...]

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Women across South Asia lack nutritional care they urgently need

Pregnant and breastfeeding women need better nutrition to protect children from stunting and disease. The progress on improving nutritional care of women in South Asia during and after pregnancy is slow, impacting on their children’s survival, growth and development. A three-day regional conference on actions to accelerate improvements in women’s nutrition across South Asia is [...]

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WHO releases Essential Diagnostic Tests list to improve diagnosis & treatment outcomes

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Today, many people are unable to get tested for diseases because they cannot access diagnostic services. Many are incorrectly diagnosed. As a result, they do not receive the treatment they need and, in some cases, may actually receive the wrong treatment. For example, an estimated 46% of adults with Type [...]

Women across South Asia lack nutritional care they urgently need

By | May 15th, 2018|Categories: May 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pregnant and breastfeeding women need better nutrition to protect children from stunting and disease. The progress on improving nutritional care of women in South Asia during and after pregnancy is slow, impacting on their children’s survival, growth and development. A three-day regional conference on actions to accelerate improvements in women’s [...]

Moving towards achieving full functional recovery in depression and getting back to pre-depression lifestyle

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Addressing the cognitive symptoms of depression that affect attention, memory, executive function and processing speed is key to a full functional recovery to a pre-depression lifestyle. Experts from Canada, the UK and Australia discussed how best to achieve this in a thought-provoking symposium at EPA 2018. A top priority for [...]

504 graduates awarded conferred at 15th Convocation of ZU

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Ziauddin University conferred 504 degrees and 10 gold medals to the outstanding students of different disciplines at its 15th convocation held recently at the Expo Centre, Karachi. This year Ziauddin University has awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctorate to Sardar Muhammad Yasin Malik for his exemplary and unparalleled services for [...]

IBA honours distinguished alumni at Reunion 2018

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The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, held its annual Alumni Reunion 2018 for all batches at the IBA City Campus, Karachi. The theme of this year’s reunion was ‘Celebrating Excellence’ where the IBA honoured its venerated alumni whose achievements, both within and outside the country, helped strengthen the IBA’s resolve [...]

SIUT’s Centre for Biomedical Ethics & Culture joins WHO

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The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture designated as World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Bioethics at a special ceremony held at SIUT, Karachi.  This is the first such centre in the entire Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO) of WHO in which Pakistan is [...]

Approx. 3,000,000 deaths are prevented every year due to vaccines – Experts

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Approximately 3,000,000 deaths are prevented every year due to vaccines. Immunization is estimated to save 2-3 million lives every year. An estimated 19.5 million infants worldwide are still missing out on basic vaccines. These views were expressed by experts of Pakistan Pediatric Association while addressing a press briefing to observe [...]

Workshop held on Facebook Blood Donation Feature

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The Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP) organized a joint workshop, on May 05, 2018, with the global social media giant ‘Facebook’ to introduce a new Pakistan specific Feature to promote voluntary blood donations in the country. The Facebook Feature will be launched in Pakistan and globally. The workshop participants included [...]

International seminar on Halal Food at ICCBS-UoK

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A one-day International Seminar-cum-Training Workshop on ‘Halal Food and Non-Food Science, Management’ was organized by Industrial Analytical Center of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi in association with SANHA Halaal Associates, Pakistan recently at LEJ Campus, Karachi. The Seminar was attended by representatives of Pakistan [...]