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Seasonal influenza rearing head in Multan

An outbreak of seasonal influenza is rearing its head in Multan claiming 27 lives in over a month according to the statistic from Punjab Health Department.  Seasonal Influenza , also known as Swine Flu (H1N1), has hit with full force this season.  Seasonal influenza usually spreads through contact with the bacteria discharged by an infected person's coughing [...]

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Pakistan’s progress over polio eradication reviewed

Directs early preparation of PC-1 for next three years to sustain progress Federal Minister for National Health Services, Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar chaired a high level Meeting to review Pakistan’s polio situation. Director General Health Dr. Assad Hafeez, National Coordinator for Polio Dr. Rana Safdar, representative of Pakistan Army and international partner agencies attended. Dr. [...]

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Nearly 385 million children living in extreme poverty – World Bank-UNICEF Study

By | October 15th, 2016|Categories: October 2016|Tags: , , , , , , |

Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty, according to a new analysis from the World Bank Group and UNICEF. Ending Extreme Poverty: A Focus on Children finds that in 2013 19.5 per cent of children in developing countries were living in households that [...]

Smoking has broad, long-lasting impact on the human genome

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: September 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Smoking leaves its "footprint" on the human genome in the form of DNA methylation, a process by which cells control gene activity, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, an American Heart Association journal. The new findings suggest that DNA methylation could be an important sign that reveals an individual's [...]

Seasonal influenza rearing head in Multan

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: January 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

An outbreak of seasonal influenza is rearing its head in Multan claiming 27 lives in over a month according to the statistic from Punjab Health Department.  Seasonal Influenza , also known as Swine Flu (H1N1), has hit with full force this season.  Seasonal influenza usually spreads through contact with the bacteria discharged [...]

Pakistan’s progress over polio eradication reviewed

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: January 2018|Tags: , , |

Directs early preparation of PC-1 for next three years to sustain progress Federal Minister for National Health Services, Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar chaired a high level Meeting to review Pakistan’s polio situation. Director General Health Dr. Assad Hafeez, National Coordinator for Polio Dr. Rana Safdar, representative of Pakistan Army and [...]

Behaviour change mass media campaign launched to reduce Malnutrition

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: January 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Nutrition Support Program, Health Department Government of Sindh in collaboration with ZEEKAY Films launched ‘Behaviour Change Mass Media Campaign - for the reduction of Malnutrition’ at a ceremony recently at a local hotel in Karachi. The Campaign is aimed at reducing prevalence of anaemia in women of reproductive age from [...]

6th Phase of BBSYDP Community Midwifery Training Program completed

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: January 2018|Tags: |

Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Program (BBSYDP), Health Department, Government of Sindh completed 6th Phase of Community Midwifery Training Program recently. The Certificate Distribution Ceremony of Training Program was held recently at Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi. Dr. Islam Hamid, Acting Chairman, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Program was the [...]

National consultative workshop on Blood Regulation

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: January 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

To review the status of regional and provincial blood regulatory authorities and evaluate progress, and to develop an action plan for strengthening blood regulatory systems in the country, World Health Organization in collaboration with Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP), Ministry of National Health Services & Regulations organised a National Consultative [...]

Restructuring of Blood Transfusion Services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: January 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Noor-e-Saba, Manager, Regional Blood Centre, Peshawar Blood transfusion services are an integral part of the health-care system. Millions of lives are saved each year through blood transfusions. Provision of safe blood and blood components is the responsibility of the national health care system. Safety of blood has assumed greater [...]

Joint efforts for Thalassemia Prevention Awareness stressed

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: January 2018|Tags: , , |

A Seminar on ‘Transfusion Issues in Thalassaemia Management in Pakistan’ was organized today in Islamabad by the Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP). Barrister Abid Waheed, Managing Director, Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The objective of the meeting was to highlight and deliberate on challenges faced [...]

IFBA honoured Dr. Saeed Khan as Certified Biorisk Management Professional

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: January 2018|Tags: , , |

Dr. Saeed Khan, a long-time associate of Health Security Partners, has successfully passed the International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA) exam to become to Certified Biorisk Management Professional! Q: What made you interested in becoming a Certified Biorisk Management Professional?  A: Over the last 15 years, I have attended several national and international workshops [...]

Research Study on ‘Strengthening governance of women’s reproductive health rights’ launched

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

Identifying gaps, obstacles, opportunities and possible solutions for strengthening health governance for women’s reproductive health and rights (RHR), an intervention study by Shirkat Gahwas launched by National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) recently in Islamabad. The study titled “Strengthening Governance in Health System for Reproductive Health and Rights [...]

Aga Khan inaugurates state-of-the-art healthcare education centre in Karachi

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

The Aga Khan University’s Centre for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME), a state-of-the-art facility for technology-based learning for health professionals, was inaugurated today by His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of AKU. In his inaugural address, His Highness the Aga Khan acknowledged the many contributions made towards the advancement of [...]