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15 06, 2019

Children’s Cancer Unit at Holy Family Hospital inaugurated


The newly-built Pediatric Oncology at the Department of Pediatrics in Holy Family Hospital (HFH) was inaugurated by Prof. Muhammad Umar, Vice Chancellor, Rawalpindi Medical University, Islamabad at a ceremony held recently at Islamabad. HFH Medical Superintendent (MS), Dr. Nasir Mehmood, Indus Hospital doctors including Dr. Muhammad Shemol and Dr. Rafi Raza, Prof. Rai Asghar, Dr. [...]

15 06, 2019

Chinese Doctors performed free Cleft Lip and Palate surgeries


A team of Chinese Surgeons and Pakistani Doctors successfully operated upon 40 cleft lip and palate patients during 5-day Free Medical Camp held at Islamabad International Hospital and Research Centre. Dr. Malian and Dr. Zhou Xia of Beijing University, Department of Stomotology joined the camp during which a number of affected patients, mostly children were [...]

15 06, 2019

4 in 10 children are stunted says National Nutrition Survey 2018


Four in ten under five children are stunted according to the new National Nutrition Survey (NNS), published by the Government of Pakistan today. The survey shows a 4 per cent decrease since the last survey conducted in 2011, and that nearly two out of every ten children under five also suffer from wasting. The survey [...]

15 06, 2019

Steps to Control Leishmania Disease


Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, Dr. Zafar Mirza said that the government was taking steps to control Leishmania disease. He said this while chairing a high level Meeting to review the prevalence and status of Leishmania, a skin disease commonly transmitted from humans through sandfly. The disease [...]

15 06, 2019

IPC Acute Malnutrition Training and Analysis Workshop held


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in close collaboration with the IPC Technical Working Group, UNICEF/Nutrition Working Group, as well as relevant government organizations organized the IPC Acute Malnutrition Training and Analysis Workshop for Drought Affected Areas of Sindh and Balochistan that took place in Karachi from 20 – 26 May 2019. Pakistan faces the [...]

15 06, 2019

Education, health sectors given boost in Sindh budget


Government of Sindh announced education and health departments to be on its top priority for the next fiscal year raising budgetary expenditures in both the sectors. EDUCATION The allocation for school education has been increased from Rs170.832 billion to Rs178.618 billion in the financial year 2019-20. Whereas, on development side, Rs15.15 billion have been allocated [...]

15 06, 2019

Seven-day anti-polio campaign carried out in Karachi


A 7-day Anti-polio campaign Anti-polio campaign began in various parts of the Karachi. The campaign was inaugurated by Commissioner Karachi, Iftikhar Shallwani, who is also head of the taskforce formed by the Sindh government on polio eradication, will inaugurate the campaign. The campaign covered 105 union councils in the city. During the campaign 7,000 polio [...]

15 06, 2019

China signs agreements with ICCBS-UoK


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 [...]