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15 10, 2016

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

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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 survived on an average of [...]

15 10, 2016

Governor Sindh & Chief Minister Sindh inaugurates FWO Model School, Trauma Centre

2017-04-26T12:34:48+00:00

Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad and Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah recently inaugurated state-of-art Trauma Centre and Frontier Works Organi-sation (FWO) Model School at a Ceremony held recently at Dumba Goth, Super Highway, Karachi. DG FWO, Maj. Gen. M. Afzal was also present on the occasion. The aim of the establishment is [...]

15 10, 2016

Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat launched in Sindh to combat Malnutrition

2017-04-26T12:34:48+00:00

Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh and United Nations World Food Program (WFP) launched a Secretariat for the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Initiative at a Ceremony held recently at a local hotel in Karachi. Speaking as the Chief Guest at the launching ceremony, Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, Minister for Planning and Development Department, Govt of [...]

15 10, 2016

Nuclear Medicine Oncology & Radiotherapy Institute Nawabshah (NORIN)

2017-04-26T12:34:48+00:00

Message by Director It is my privilege to introduce Nuclear Medicine Oncology & Radiotherapy Institute Nawabshah (NORIN). As we all know that cancer care is complex and costly. The burden on patients and their families can be significant. The sufferings are often both physical and emotional. NORIN Nawabshah is newly established emerging institute, where we [...]

15 10, 2016

Research by AKU, Germany’s GIZ set to boost Pakistan’s leading export industry

2017-04-26T12:34:48+00:00

Ninety percent of workers had little awareness about the risks of cotton dust. Improving the health and safety of workers in the textile sector, Pakistan’s largest industry, can boost productivity, competitiveness and compliance, according to studies released by the Aga Khan University and GIZ, the German development agency, at a collaborative event on Monday. The [...]

15 10, 2016

Epilepsy is amongst the second most common neurological conditions – Experts

2017-04-26T12:34:48+00:00

Epilepsy is still considered a taboo and a supernatural phenomenon, while Parkinson’s disease is considered as a result of growing age. Similarly, there is a misconception of being addicted to the medication for the entire life if a treatment for depression is started, These view were expressed by experts at a Media Briefing held recently [...]

15 10, 2016

People with mental illness, victims of social bias – Experts

2017-04-26T12:34:49+00:00

Only 400 trained psychiatrists for nearly 50 million people with common mental disorders in Pakistan There is a perception that people with mental illness are violent, look different from others, can never get better or cannot be productive members of society. These inaccurate and misleading stereotypes impact adversely on people's struggle to cope with their [...]

15 10, 2016

Certificate Distribution Ceremony of Diabetes Course for Family Physicians

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College of Family Medicine Pakistan organized a Certificate Distribution Ceremony of Diabetes Course for Family Physicians at the IBA City Campus recently. The event was well attended by prominent academia, course participants and members of the College. The Chief Guest of the occasion was Prof. Abdul Samad Shera. Prof. Zaman Shaikh and Prof. Riaz Qureshi [...]

15 10, 2016

Pakistan to enhance indigenous vaccine production capacity

2016-11-05T18:45:59+00:00

National Institute of Health today organized a Discussion Forum on Indigenous vaccine production. Leading pharmaceutical companies, public and private sector research and academic institution, non-governmental organizations and various Ministries and Divisions participated in the day long discussion forum. Secretary Ministry of National Health Services Muhammad Ayub Sheikh presided the Discussion Forum. The forum took stock [...]

15 10, 2016

Liaquat Ali and Hakim Said Remembered

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A function to commemorate the martyrdom of Shaheed-i-Milat Liaquat Ali Khan and Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said, comprised recitation of holy verses, speeches, tableaus and dua-i-Said was held yesterday under the auspices of Hamdard Naunehal Assembly Karachi chapter at a local hotel.   Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Sadia Rashid, President Hamdard Foundation Pakistan said that [...]

15 10, 2016

German Pakistan Chamber of Commerce & Industry Punjab Region inaugurated

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Esteemed members of the German Foreign Office in Pakistan and the Punjab Government’s collaboration to promote economic wellbeing and progress for both countries Esteemed members of the German Foreign Office in Pakistan including the German Ambassador, Ms. Ina Lepel and the Secretary of Foreign Office, Mr. Stephen Steinlein were joined by her Excellency, Ms. Ayesha [...]