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15 02, 2024

First Blood Bank in Pakistan to Receive ‘Affiliate Membership Award’ by the International Society of Blood Transfusion


The Peshawar Regional Blood Centre has achieved an outstanding milestone by being honored with the prestigious “ISBT Affiliate Membership Award” for its exceptional performance, making it the first blood bank in Pakistan. The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) is a scientific society comprising transfusion medicine professionals from 103 countries and holds official partnership status [...]

15 02, 2024

SFA-Sindh Government signs two agreements with ICCBS-UoK


Sindh Food Authority (SFA), Government of Sindh, has signed two Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi. Sindh Food Authority signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Halal Certification Testing and Research Services (HCTRS) and the Industrial Analytical Center (IAC), ICCBS, University of Karachi. This [...]

15 02, 2024

Research vital for national progress – HEC


Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman of the Higher Education Commis­sion (HEC) Islamabad, empha­sized the pivotal role of research in PhD programs for driving na­tional development. Addressing the academic and administra­tive heads at Sindh Agriculture University and inauguration ceremony of a smart classroom established at Umerkot campus, Chairman HEC urged alignment of research with national priori­ties and [...]

15 02, 2024

Consultative Meeting On Measles, Diphtheria, and other Vaccine Preventable Diseases


A consultative meeting focusing on Measles, Diphtheria, and other Vaccine Preventable Diseases was held at the EPI Hall and was chaired by Dr. Muhammad Naeem, Project Director of EPI. The meeting was co-chaired by Dr. Sohail Raza Shaikh, Additional PD EPI, and attended by esteemed medical professionals including Dr. Khalilullah Memon Deputy Director EPI, Professor [...]

15 02, 2024

Intl scholars present Research Papers on Maternal, Neonatal Diseases


The first international conference on Emerging Trends in Basic Sciences was organised at Chandka Medical College in collaboration with SMBB Medical University and Sindh Higher Education Commission where international scholars presented research papers on maternal and neonatal diseases. The inaugural ceremony of the conference was presided over by Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Nusrat Shah [...]

15 02, 2024

PM&DC achieves accreditation from World Federation for Medical Education (WFME)


In a landmark achievement, the Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PM&DC) has been granted accreditation by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME). This recognition underscores PM&DC’s commitment to ensuring the highest standards of medical education within Pakistan. With the remarkable feat of being granted the (WFME) Recognition Status for a remarkable tenure of 10 [...]

15 02, 2024

WHO handed over State-of-art Motorbike, Ambulance to Sindh Govt.


Caretaker Health Minister Dr Saad Khalid Niaz Friday said that first-ever state of art ‘motorbike ambulance services’ equipped with a first-aid box rolling out in narrow streets of Sindh province to provide immediate medical care before patients can be transported to hospitals. The 1122? emergency motorbike service equipped with portable oxygen cylinders and various kinds [...]

15 02, 2024

Pakistan faces Food and Nutritional insecurity


The Vice Chancellor of the University of Karachi Prof. Dr. Khalid Mehmood Iraqi has shown serious concerns over the scarcity of food in Pakistan and said that one of the world’s most populous countries was facing a massive challenge of food and nutritional insecurity. He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of the “International Practical [...]

15 02, 2024

Chest Pain Unit inaugurated at SHC Bar


Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister Justice (R) Maqbool Baqar has said that due to easy access to emergency care and quick response, the Chest Pain Units entertained over 1.2 million people in seven years and saved over 30,000 lives. Due to success and apprecia­tion, the demand has grown, and we are planning more units in different [...]

15 02, 2024

WHO International Pathogen Surveillance Network launched with $4m in donor funding


The World Health Organization (WHO) announced US$ 4 million in funding from donors to create a catalytic grant fund for organizations working in pathogen genomic surveillance. The fund will support projects across the world, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, to pilot projects and in doing so, create an evidence base for how to quickly [...]

19 01, 2024

PM calls called for international cooperation to better address health emergencies


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


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


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


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


        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 [...]