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15 06, 2019

China signs agreements with ICCBS-UoK

2019-07-01T20:32:30+00:00

International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, China recently. Pakistan’s leading research establishment signed various agreements with the leading Chinese research and academic institutions linked with Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, an official of the ICCBS - University [...]

15 06, 2019

NICVD establishes Chest Pain Unit in Ghotki

2019-07-01T20:29:50+00:00

National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) would establish more Chest Pain Units (CPUs) at every district of Sindh, which would be linked with already functioning the eight satellite centers of NICVD in different cities of the province and urged the Sindh health department to cooperate with them in taking over cardiology units at the civil [...]

15 06, 2019

Action Plan to alleviate Children’s Stunting & Malnutrition presented

2019-07-01T20:28:29+00:00

The Prime Minister's Health Task Force, consisting of internationally recognized experts from many fields of healthcare, has presented a detailed action plan for alleviation of stunting and malnutrition in children. The task force, consisting of experts from clinical and hospitals, public health, drugs, nursing, nutrition and other medical fields, held its first meeting under its [...]

15 06, 2019

PMDC announces date of test for medical, dental colleges

2019-07-01T20:26:24+00:00

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council announced date of holding entry test for all medical and dental colleges in the country. A statement issued by the PMDC said that the Admission Board of PMDC has announced August 25 for holding the MDCAT entry test across Pakistan for all medical and dental colleges. It said that for [...]

15 06, 2019

Govt slashes HEC’s development budget by half

2019-07-01T20:25:11+00:00

The Higher Education Commission received around half of the amount it demanded from the government for the fiscal year 2019-20, chairman HEC said on Wednesday. The HEC chairman Dr Tariq Banuri said in a press conference held here on the occasion of the launch of National Academy of Higher Education that the HEC had demanded [...]

15 06, 2019

Exploring new pathogens of infectious childhood illnesses

2019-07-01T20:23:57+00:00

Faculty at Aga Khan University have secured a Grand Challenges Explorations grant – funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – aimed at spurring innovation in the diagnosis and treatment of novel strains causing infectious diseases in newborns. The grant will support a project Metagenomics for Discovery of Novel Pathogens in Infectious Childhood Illnesses that [...]

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 [...]