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15 03, 2019

Govt committed to address Nutrition status


Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Aamer Mehmood Kiani said that the Government of Pakistan is committed to address Nutrition issue in line with the mission of health care for all. He expressed these views while talking to Regional Director, World Food Programme (WFP) for Asia and Pacific, David Kaatrud at his office [...]

15 03, 2019

Residents of France Colony to get free treatment services


Federal Minister National Health Services, Aamer Mehmood Kiani launched free screening, testing and treatment services for the residents of slum area of France Colony in Islamabad. He expressed these views during his visit to special Free Camp established by the Ministry of Health, Islamabad. On the occasion, he said that the government is cognisant of [...]

15 03, 2019

UNDP assured support for promotion of Education & Skill Development


Federal Ministry of Education urged United Nations Development Programme to extend its support to overcome the challenges of education sector in Pakistan. This was expressed by Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training during a Meeting with Ignacio Artaza, Representative of UNDP in Pakistan. The meeting was also attended by Arshad Mirza, Federal [...]

15 03, 2019

Pakistan, Turkey sign accord for establishing Centre of Excellence for Hospitality


Pakistan and Turkey have inked an agreement for establishment of state of the art Center of Excellence for Hospitality & Construction. Under this agreement, Turkish Cooperation & Coordination Agency (TIKA) will establish state-of-the-art Centre for Hospitality & Construction at National Skill University Islamabad. The centre will serve as training centre for hotel and tourism industry workforce. [...]

15 03, 2019

NHS establishes Model Infectious Diseases Centre


The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination established Model Infectious Diseases Centre to provide free testing and treatment of Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis. The Centre was inaugurated by Federal Minister, Aamer Mehmood Kiani at a Dispensary in Islamabad. Sharing his view on this occasion, Aamer Mehmood Kiani the government is revamping all health services [...]

15 03, 2019

Multi-sector approach for improving food security and nutrition underway


A 9-member delegation of high-level government officials and members of the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN-A) participated in an international training workshop in Islamabad for examining innovative approaches to improving food security and nutrition utilizing the Kaleidoscope model. The Afghan delegation was led by H.E. Nasrullah Arsalai, Director General of the Afghan Council of [...]

15 03, 2019

Govt spending Rs.140b annually to control tobacco related diseases


According to World Health Organization (WHO), Government spends around Rs.140billion annually to control tobacco related diseases, while imposition of additional health levy is essential to eradicate the spread of tobacco epidemic, statement said. Human Development Foundation (HDF) a body working for tobacco control in the country. WHO also recognizes taxation as the most effective way [...]

15 03, 2019

Sindh Govt set to start poverty reduction, healthcare programmes


Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that in order to implement Pakistan Peoples Party election manifesto, his government has embarked upon launching new seven different programmes including poverty reduction, food security, family health, Benazir women agricultural workers programme. He announced this while presiding over a high level Meeting at CM House, Karachi. [...]

15 03, 2019

Dentist-to-population ratio far lower than global standards


The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) warned that the availability of dentists in small towns and rural areas of the country had become so much dismal that fatal oral diseases among their populace could spread like an epidemic if due measures would not be taken on an emergency basis. The office-bearers of PDA addressing a press [...]

15 03, 2019

Steps for women’s empowerment highlighted


Sindh Minister for Women Development Department, Syed Shela Raza has said that the Government of Sindh is taking practical steps for social, economic and political empowerment of women so that they could contribute to the development of society. She was addressing the distribution ceremony of health insurance cards and launching of e-shops for home-based workers [...]

15 01, 2019

Zero polio transmission and health for all – WHO


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


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


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


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


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 [...]