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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. [...]

15 03, 2019

Govt committed to address Nutrition status

2019-04-03T20:05:11+00:00

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

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

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

2019-04-03T20:01:46+00:00

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

2019-04-03T20:00:31+00:00

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. [...]