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15 01, 2019

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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, [...]

15 12, 2018

AKU Convocation – More than 400 graduates conferred degrees


More than 400 graduates celebrated their success at the Aga Khan University’s Convocation Ceremony held recently at AKUH, Karachi. This year’s ceremony was especially significant as it marked graduation of the university’s 15,000th student and 10,000th woman student. In his convocation message on the 35th anniversary of the University’s founding, AKU Chancellor His Highness the [...]

15 12, 2018

Progress of 73 health, education schemes reviews


Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed health and education departments to complete their hospitals and school schemes within stipulated time and warned strict action against project directors if deadline not met. This he said while presiding over a meeting to review progress of 73 development schemes which have been delayed for different [...]

15 12, 2018

Anatomy & Surgery Learning Studio inaugurate at AKUH


The Aga Khan University Medical College cut the ribbon on its new anatomy and surgical skills lab, introducing the latest available learning aids in an enlarged space for students to learn about the human body structure, and enable residents and practicing physicians and surgeons to rehearse difficult and complicated surgical procedures before performing them on [...]

15 12, 2018

Developing national transplant programme urged


International Transplant Surgeons, Academicians and policy makers across the world at Seminar on Update in Organ Transplantation held recently at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) underscored the need for every single country to develop national transplant programme based on ethical practices, transparency and well-being of the patients. The Seminar was attended by Dr. [...]

15 11, 2018

Care for Preterm babies Vital to Improve Child Survival Indicators in Pakistan


Each day over 600 newborns die in Pakistan due to complications related to Birth Asphyxia, Prematurity and Sepsis says the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Every year,15 million babies in the world are born prematurely and nearly 1 million die due to related complications. This makes preterm birth one of the leading cause of child deaths under [...]