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15 11, 2018

Pakistan needs integrated emergency care systems


The global Disease Control Priorities Project estimates that nearly half of deaths and over a third of disability in low- and middle-income countries can be addressed by the implementation of effective emergency care. The solution is to establish integrated emergency and trauma care systems with pre- and post-emergency department care nationwide,” said Dr. Junaid Razzak, [...]

15 11, 2018

5000 lives saved at chest pain units of NICVD in a year


Prof. Nadeem Qamar, NICVD Executive Director while speaking at the first anniversary of Nagan Chowrangi Chest Pain Unit said that lives of more than five thousand people who were having heart attacks were saved at the seven Chest Pain Units (CPUs) of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) at Karachi’s various intersections and busy spots [...]

15 11, 2018

EPI cost effective preventive health measure


Federal Minister of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Aamer Mehmood Kiani stressed upon the need of strengthening EPI program as the most cost effective preventive health measure. He expressed these views while addressing a Meeting on EPI Program. The meeting was attended by Additional Secretary Health, Iqbal Durrani, National Program Manager EPI, Dr. Syed [...]

15 11, 2018

New CT scan machine at NIRM, Islamabad


National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (NIRM) got a new CT scan machine to meet the requirements of the growing number of patients. Federal Minister for National Health Services Aamer Mehmood Kiani inaugurated the newly installed CT scan machine at NIRM for providing best possible medical and diagnostic facilities to the patients. Speaking at the ceremony, [...]

15 11, 2018

Model dispensaries to be set up for pregnant women


Provincial Minister for Health, Dr. Azrar Fazal Pechuho has said that Sindh Health Department in collaboration with the PPHI is planning to establish 50 model dispensaries for institutional deliveries instead of home deliveries and to encourage pregnant women to come to these dispensaries. They will be given incentives and food packages as well. She said [...]

15 11, 2018

Services of medical varsities, NGOs in Thar lauded


Sindh Chief Secretary, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has appreciated the services of Medical Universities and NGOs, being rendered in Thar to combat the drought. He said this while presiding over a High Level Meeting in his office, which was attended by the Vice Chancellors of Dow University of Medical Services, Sindh Jinnah Medical University, LUMS, [...]

15 11, 2018

Polio Campaign in Karachi and interior Sindh launched


The Emergency Operation Centre for Polio in Sindh launched a Polio Campaign in all districts of Karachi and 18 districts of interior Sindh. The total target population for this campaign is above seven million children under five years of age out of which approximately 2.3 million children reside in Karachi. More than 50,000 front line [...]

15 11, 2018

Breast cancer awareness need of the hour


Department of Sociology, University of Karachi in collaboration with Nusrat Education and Health Welfare Trust organized an Awareness Seminar on Breast Cancer recently in UoK, Karachi   Prof. Rana Saba Sultan has said that thousands of women are suffering from breast cancer in the country due to the lack of awareness while majority of them [...]

15 11, 2018

Experts call for doctors’ management training


Hospitals in Pakistan are being run by excellent physicians and surgeons who are finest in the their fields of medicine and surgery but most of them don’t have management degrees or training to deal with growing influx of patients and their attendants as well as their own staff, which is resulting in chaos and mismanagement [...]

15 08, 2018

3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life


Breastfeeding within an hour after birth is critical for saving newborn lives   An estimated, 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, say UNICEF and WHO in a [...]

15 08, 2018

Rotary announces $96.5m to end polio


Rotary has announced nearly 100 million dollars in grants to support the global efforts to end polio—a vaccine preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children every in a year. The announcement comes as Nigeria marks two years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, following four reported cases in 2016, said press [...]

15 08, 2018

Message from Cristina Brugiolo, Chief Field Office UNICEF Sindh


Good, appropriate and balanced nutrition is essential for the health of mothers and growth of children. Breastfeeding, in particular, is a critical component of child health and essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number two (Zero Hunger) and number three (Good Health and Wellbeing) to which Pakistan is a signatory. The first gift [...]

15 08, 2018

Message from UNICEF Country Representative for Pakistan


By Aida Girma      Breastfeeding is one of the most important public health interventions that we know of. It’s perfect; entirely natural, 100% nutritionally balanced and completely cost effective. Commemorating the World Breastfeeding Week, we have some achievements to celebrate and some challenges to collectively address. First, let me offer my congratulations to Pakistan for its [...]

15 08, 2018

Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’


Nutrition Support Program (NSP) Govt. of Sindh in collaboration with UNICEF organized an Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’ on 8th August 2018 at a local hotel in Karachi aimed to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding. Dr. Ismail Memon, Program Manager, Nutrition Support Program (NSP) in his welcome address appraised the [...]

15 08, 2018

Need to address mental health issues


Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Afridi is currently the Dean of JPMC (Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre), the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, JSMU (Jinnah Sindh Medical University), Chairman of Faculty of Psychiatry, JSMU, Head, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, JPMC, Member of Sindh Mental Health Authority as well as a Member of the Sindh Health [...]