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15 01, 2019

Zero polio transmission and health for all – WHO

2019-02-02T21:38:18+00:00

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted WHO’s commitment to the final push to eradicate polio on a 4-day visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan - the only two countries where wild poliovirus cases were reported last year. He also commended the governments of both countries for their efforts to provide universal access to health [...]

15 01, 2019

Nutrition Interventions & their outcomes in Sindh reviewed

2019-02-02T21:37:36+00:00

To review the progress on Nutrition focused programme interventions and their outcomes in Sindh, Provincial Task Force Secretariat for Nutrition, Planning and Development Board (GoS), organized a Round Table Conference in collaboration with Accelerated Action Plan (AAP) for Reduction in Stunting and Malnutrition (P&DD), USAID, UNICEF and World Food Programme recently at a local hotel [...]

15 01, 2019

SC Monitoring Judge visits ICCBS Forensic Lab

2019-02-02T19:33:25+00:00

The Supreme Court’s Monitoring Judge of Anti-terrorism Courts, Justice Faisal Arab visited the under-construction Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory at the Jamil-ur-Rahman Centre for Genome Research at Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, University of Karachi. The monitoring judge, along with Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, Administrative Judge Anti-Terrorism Court for the province of [...]

15 01, 2019

Awareness Seminar on Giving Way to Ambulances

2019-02-02T19:32:13+00:00

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in collaboration with Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST Karachi) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organized an Awareness Seminar titled ‘Saving Lives: Legislative Changes for Giving Way to Ambulances’ JPMC, Karachi. It was attended by representatives of the media, police, traffic police, transport [...]

15 01, 2019

First kidney transplant centre launched

2019-02-02T19:30:45+00:00

The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has launched its first kidney transplant centre in Karachi for which an awareness event was organised attended by different nephrologists, dialysis centre managers of Karachi, general physicians and endocrinologists of as well as recently treated patients of the kidney transplant centre. The purpose of the event was to increase [...]

15 01, 2019

Need for adopting alternative solutions to tackle challenges of food insecurity stressed

2019-02-02T19:29:09+00:00

The experts during the inaugural session of 3-day International Conference on ‘Sustainable Development: Halophytes for Green Revolution’ stressed the need for adopting alternative solutions to tackle challenges of food insecurity in future. The International Conference was organized by Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU), University of Karachi (KU) at the Karachi University Business School (KUBS), [...]

15 01, 2019

Call to raise awareness related to girl’s hidden health issues

2019-02-02T19:27:49+00:00

An awareness Seminar titled ‘Red Talks’ aim to raise awareness related to girls hidden health issues was organized by Kuch Badlain Foundation was held recently at Lincoln Corner Liaquat Memorial Library, Karachi. It was largely attended by college, university students, house wives and working women. The speakers includes Sara Shabbir, Assistant Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatric Rehabilitation [...]

15 01, 2019

Awareness to increase demand for fortified food emphasized

2019-02-02T19:26:15+00:00

Network for Consumer Protection in collaboration with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) organized an Awareness Seminar on Malnutrition and Food Fortification at a local hotel in islamabad. Dr. Nausheen Hamid, Federal Parliamentary Secretary, National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination (NHSRC) and Senator Professor Dr. Mehr Taj Roghani, member Senate committee on NHSRC attended the [...]

15 01, 2019

MoU signed for upgradation of Basic Health Units

2019-02-02T19:24:44+00:00

Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) and World Health Organisation (WHO) signed an MoU for the up gradation of Basic Health Units (BHUs) infrastructure in the city. The statement issued said that Director General World Health Organization Dr. Tedros who is currently on a two day visit to Pakistan visited a Basic Health Unit in [...]

15 01, 2019

HEC to launch new research grant program for jobless PhDs

2019-02-02T19:23:22+00:00

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has decided to launch a new research grant program for jobless PhDs to tackle the growing unemployment amongst highly qualified scholars, Thursday. The statement issued by HEC said that the regulating body took few decisions regarding jobless PhDs in response to a petition sent by representatives of unemployed PhDs following their [...]

15 01, 2019

UNDP Pakistan & Kashf Foundation partner to train youth on entrepreneurship

2019-02-02T19:22:14+00:00

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan and Kashf Foundation have partnered to train and mentor 8,000 young men and women in entrepreneurship skills in targeted areas of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The aim of the partnership is to support entrepreneurship and self-employment for the youth, ensuring that they are increasingly built on lessons [...]

15 12, 2018

8.9 m children vaccinated in last Anti-Polio Campaign

2019-01-11T22:35:21+00:00

Health Department, Govt of Sindh launched 3-days last Anti-Polio Campaign of the year 2018 recently. The inauguration of the campaign was done by Minister for Health, Govt of Sindh, Dr. Azra Fazal Pehchuho. Senior members of health department were also present on the occasion. The targeted population for the campaign was approximately 8.9 million children [...]

15 12, 2018

Concern showed over hospital’s sanitation condition

2019-01-11T22:33:31+00:00

The Sindh Healthcare Commission has expressed its grave concern on poor sanitation condition of Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital (LGH), Karachi, and unavailability of proper facilities to cater emergency patients at Emergency Department. A team of Sindh Healthcare Commission led by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Minhaj A Qidwai, Director Clinical Governance, Dr. Raza [...]

15 12, 2018

Students Urged to learn Modern Technologies

2019-01-11T22:31:58+00:00

The Vice Chancellor of Sukkur IBA University, Prof Nisar Ahmed Siddiqui has said the 21st century is the century of change and digitalisation so "we should equip our new generation with modern tools to cope with the challenges of rapidly changing technologies. Addressing the graduation ceremony of one-year diploma program of 3-D animation at the Sukkur IBA auditorium, he said that it is but [...]

15 12, 2018

Awareness Walk to mark World AIDS Day

2019-01-11T22:29:18+00:00

To mark the World AIDS Day, Sindh AIDS Control Programme (SACP) organised an HIV/AIDS Awareness walk from Kabootar Chowrangi to Karachi Press Club. The walk was led by Dr. Muhammad Younus Chachar, Programme Manager SACP along with renowned Allama Ahsan Siddiqui. The officials of health department, lady health workers, representatives of civil society and NGOs, [...]