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15 03, 2019

551 graduates conferred degrees in LUMHS 18th Convocation

2019-04-03T21:19:19+00:00

As many as 356 MBBS, 83 BDS graduates and 112 postgraduates were conferred with the degrees in the 18th Annual Convocation of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro held recently at its campus. Honorable Pro-Chancellor and Minister of Health Sindh, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho presided over the Convocation as the Chief Guest. The [...]

15 03, 2019

Partnership between Government of Sindh and Greenstar Social Marketing

2019-04-03T21:17:57+00:00

Greenstar Social Marketing (GSM), in a historic event signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the Government of Sindh under the umbrella of Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) Sindh. In this ceremony, two MoUs were signed with CIP Sindh, Population Welfare Department (PWD) and Department of Health (DoH) which includes MoU for adopting Greenstar’s POOCHO Helpline [...]

15 03, 2019

Pak- Kazakhstan Laboratory at ICCBS-UoK opened

2019-04-03T21:15:52+00:00

The first ‘Joint Laboratory for Innovation in Natural Products Research and Development’, jointly established by Kazakhstan and Pakistan was inaugurated at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi on Tuesday. H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry of ICCBS - University of Karachi and Al-Farabi Kazakh National, University, Almaty, Kazakhstan jointly setup [...]

15 03, 2019

Muslim World faces alarming decline in Science & Technology

2019-04-03T21:13:44+00:00

Chairman, Task Force on Technology Driven Knowledge Economy, Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman showed serious concerns over the alarming decline in the sectors of education, science and technology in Muslim World, and said that not a single institution in the Muslim countries was conferred with Nobel Prize so far. He said that the task force, under the supervision [...]

15 03, 2019

German Foreign Minister visited Greenstar’s Afghan Refugee Clinic

2019-04-03T21:12:06+00:00

His Excellency Mr. Heiko Maas, The German Foreign Minister visited German Government supported Greenstar’s Afghan Refugee Clinic in Islamabad His Excellency Mr. Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister visited Greenstar’s Mother and Child Health Center at the Afghan Refugee Camp H-12 in Islamabad on 12th March, 2019. The clinic was built in 2014 with support from [...]

15 03, 2019

Advances in Dental Care – What’s new at the Dentist

2019-04-03T21:10:13+00:00

Dr. M. Ashraf Khan M.D. Are you behind on your dental visits, and now you’re being driven in by a toothache, other dental problems, or guilt? If so, be prepared -- not for a lecture from your dentist -- but for discovering that there is a host of new options to keep teeth healthy and beautiful. Here are [...]

15 03, 2019

Increasing drug resistance is limiting the options to treat infections- Moving back towards pre-antibiotic era?

2019-04-03T20:22:43+00:00

Professor Dr.  Saeed Khan, Department of Pathology, Dow International Medical College,  Dow University of Health Sciences, saeedkhn@gmail.com, saeed.khan@duhs.edu.pk When the most groundbreaking discoveries of the 20th century are discussed, it is unanimously agreed upon to consider antibiotics as being one of them. A Scottish scientist named Alexander Fleming introduced us to this miracle at St. [...]

15 03, 2019

Electrophysiology Lab and Cath Lab inaugurated at NICVD’s Sukkur

2019-04-03T20:19:53+00:00

National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) established an Electrophysiology Lab and second Catheterization (cath) Lab at the NICVD’s Sukkur Satellite Centre. To mark the first anniversary of NICVD Sukkur, Prof. Nadeem Qamar, Executive Director, NICVD inaugurated Electrophysiology Lab and second Catheterization (cath) lab. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Nadeem Qamar said that these new facilities [...]

15 03, 2019

Nationwide screening needed to protect newborns from rare diseases – Experts

2019-04-03T20:18:12+00:00

Under 1 percent of Pakistani newborns are being screened for preventable genetic diseases which can lead to lifelong disability and even mental retardation, said experts at a conference to mark World Rare Disease Day organised by Aga Khan University. Newborn screening for rare diseases such as congenital hypothyroidism, CHT, a disease that limits the production [...]

15 03, 2019

New Survey Shows Improvement in Maternal and Child Health in Pakistan

2019-04-03T20:16:24+00:00

Families in Pakistan are getting healthier according to the newly released 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS). The 2017-18 PDHS is the fourth DHS survey conducted in Pakistan since 1990-91. The survey results, released today at a national seminar in Islamabad organized by NIPS, highlight major improvements in child survival and maternal health care, [...]

15 03, 2019

‘Pedal for Health’ awareness initiative launched

2019-04-03T20:14:04+00:00

Ministry of National Health Services launched launched an Awareness Initiative ‘Pedal for Health’ at Liaquat Gymnasium in Islamabad aimed at prevention of non-communicable diseases. Federal Minister for National Health Services, Aamer Mehmood Kiani launched the Initiative which would be run under the Ministry of Health, by pedaling a cycle. Sharing his views on the occasion, he [...]

15 03, 2019

Construction of Pakistan’s third largest Cancer Hospital and Research Centre endures

2019-04-03T20:12:32+00:00

The construction of a comprehensive cancer centre in Karachi will not only provide state-of-the-art cancer care facilities to the people of Sindh and Balochistan, but it will also help to enhance healthcare standards and to develop training and employment opportunities in the wider region as a whole. These views were expressed by Director Marketing, SKMCH&RC, [...]

15 03, 2019

New President & Vice President elected at PMDC

2019-04-03T20:11:14+00:00

Pakistan Medical & Dental Council elected Dr. Tariq Bhutta as the new President while Dr. Amer Zaman as Vice President of the council on ad-hoc basis for 13 months. The 17-member new council notified by Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination. Dr. Tariq Bhutta secured 11 votes for the post of President while [...]

15 03, 2019

99% of IDUs lack access to health, social services with dignity – UNAIDS

2019-04-03T20:09:20+00:00

New report by UNAIDS highlights the urgent need to implement a human rights and evidence-informed approach to reach people who inject drugs with essential health services A report released by UNAIDS shows that despite a decline in new HIV infections globally, HIV incidence is not declining among people who inject drugs (1.4% worldwide in 2017). [...]

15 03, 2019

Unhealthy lifestyle causes of rheumatic symptoms – Experts

2019-04-03T20:07:13+00:00

National and international experts and consultant rheumatologists on advised people to keep their weight under control, exercise regularly and eat balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables to prevent many diseases of bones and joints and urged them to consult medical specialists instead of quacks in case pain and stiffness of muscles and joints. [...]