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19 01, 2024

PM calls called for international cooperation to better address health emergencies

2024-01-19T22:26:03+00:00

Minister for Health Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar has called for greater international cooperation to better address health emergencies. He was speaking at the two-day Global Health and Safety Conference held in Islamabad. The 2-days Conference convened more than 70 delegates including global leaders, health professionals and civil society activists to brainstorm solutions for a safer and healthier [...]

31 12, 2023

Pakistan to host its first-ever Global Health Security Summit

2023-12-31T20:31:00+00:00

A high-level meeting in this connection was held at the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination, Islamabad which was chaired by Federal Secretary Health, Iftikhar Shallwani, to review the preparations for the global moot. Director General of Health, Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Kazi brief the meeting informed that the summit will include various health [...]

31 12, 2023

Federal Health Minister, Dr. Nadeem Jan talk about Global Health Security Summit 2024

2023-12-31T20:50:43+00:00

Federal Health Minister, Dr. Nadeem Jan said that Pakistan was going to become first country in the world to organise the global health security summit. He expressed these view during a meeting with Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Nawaf Saeed Al Malkiy who called on the Minister. Dr. Nadeem Jan said that the summit will be [...]

10 12, 2023

New Guiding principles for financing climate and health solutions to protect health endorsed

2023-12-31T20:28:09+00:00

Guiding Principles respond to low- and middle-income countries’ calls to mobilize finance to save lives now and in the future as the climate crisis threatens global health  A consortium of multilateral development banks and funders, countries and philanthropies today published the Guiding Principles for Financing Climate and Health Solutions (“Guiding Principles”), announced at the World Climate Action [...]

10 12, 2023

Medical waste incinerator launched in Islamabad: Pakistan’s pathway to sustainable development

2023-12-11T11:26:39+00:00

        By Nur-UL-Ainnie Kazi, Health Officer, ICT/CDA, Federal Directorate of Immunization, Islamabad Environmentally friendly incinerator given the green light by the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations & Coordination, Pakistan. A cutting- edge medical facility envisioned to be a game changer as an environmental footprint in the hospital waste management system, as Pakistan [...]

9 12, 2023

High-level Meeting of Pakistan’s Task Force on Polio Eradication held

2023-12-11T11:20:41+00:00

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar tasked authorities to prepare an emergency polio eradication plan for the next year to target high-risk areas, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said. Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by poliovirus mainly affecting children under the age of ten years. It invades the nervous system and can cause paralysis [...]

15 10, 2021

88% of People in Asia-Pacific believe Robots can support their Career better than Humans

2021-10-29T10:30:34+00:00

Global study finds 78% of people feel “stuck” professionally and personally (77%); 90% of people say their meaning of success has changed since the pandemic started People are turning to robots to support their career development after the COVID-19 pandemic left them feeling lonely and disconnected from their own lives, according to a new study [...]

23 08, 2021

UN calls for support for new COVID-19 Origins studies

2021-08-23T12:34:37+00:00

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged all countries “to put differences aside” in order to speed up efforts to understand where and how the COVID-19 virus started – including the unproven suggestion that it was manufactured in a laboratory. The move, announced comes after a joint report was issued by WHO and China into [...]

10 03, 2021

COVID-19 oxygen emergency impacting half a million people globally

2021-08-23T12:32:59+00:00

A surge in demand for oxygen due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created an emergency impacting half a million people in low- and middle-income countries. New assessments have revealed that $90m (~€74.28m) in immediate funding is needed to meet the urgent demand for oxygen treatment in up to 20 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). COVID-19 [...]

10 03, 2021

Finding missing TB cases among rural women in Sindh – Empowering women to increase their access to diagnostic & treatment services

2021-03-13T12:16:01+00:00

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections show no symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis. About 10% of latent infections progress to active disease which, if left untreated, kill about half of those affected. The classic symptoms of active [...]

10 03, 2021

Prioritize public health to better prepare for future pandemics – Experts

2021-03-13T12:15:54+00:00

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on health, quality of life and economic activity, charging health experts to push policy makers to prioritise public health to manage pandemics in the making. Human actions like deforestation, encroachment on diverse wildlife habitats and markets in cities and towns where animals are bought and sold are helping diseases [...]

16 01, 2020

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

2021-03-13T11:51:42+00:00

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 [...]

15 06, 2019

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

2020-02-22T19:43:31+00:00

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 [...]

15 06, 2019

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

2019-07-01T20:50:32+00:00

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 and to prevent such outbreaks [...]

15 06, 2019

No link between vaccination efforts, spread of HIV

2019-06-30T20:51:07+00:00

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) took strong exception to a [...]