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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 [...]

15 11, 2018

Dispensaries to be established soon to improve healthcare facilities in Thar


Sindh Health Department is establishing as many as fifty dispensaries in drought hit area of Thar for safe delivery of the children and they will work round the clock to facilitate the area people, if there are complicated cases they will be referred to District Level Hospitals. This was stated by Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, [...]

15 11, 2018

Canada signs MoU with ICCBS-Karachi University


International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Brock University, Canada. According to the academic and research agreement, the Brock University and the research establishment of ICCBS will support promotion and extension of cooperation in ‘Scientific Research and Technology Development’ in the fields [...]

15 11, 2018

10 percent of Pakistanis suffer from diabetes


Overeating, lack of exercise and stress are the major factors for causing diabetes. Diabetes Prevalence Survey of Pakistan has revealed staggering 16.98 percent prevalence of diabetes as 35.3 million people among the adult population are found diabetic in Pakistan. The latest data of 2017 belies the old figures of 6.56 percent of diabetes prevalence affecting [...]

15 11, 2018

Global Warming and the Conocarpus Phenomena


Dr. Amna Asad, Prof. M. Iqbal Afridi, JPMC Karachi Conocarpus, a non- native plant species in the mega city of Karachi, is a mangrove plant which was planted extensively from 2008 onwards in the metropolis. Around 2.2 million trees were planted by the City District Government of Karachi, with high cost for each plant. However, [...]

15 11, 2018

Progress, achievements and challenges of IBTA reviewed


Federal Minister of National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination, Aamer Mehmood Kiani chaired the meeting of the Islamabad based blood banks in the Health Ministry. The consultative meeting was organized by the Islamabad Blood Transfusion Authority (IBTA). The objective of the meeting was to introduce the Minister to the representatives of the licensed blood banks [...]

15 11, 2018

UNICEF, WHO to support Pakistan’s mass measles immunisation campaign


More than 32 million children will be immunised against measles, an exceptionally contagious and deadly virus, in two weeks. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) joined the Government of Pakistan in kick-starting a nationwide measles campaign to vaccinate more than 32 million children – one-sixth of the population. During the two [...]

15 11, 2018

Parents urged to vaccinate children against pneumonia


Doctors have urged parents to get their children vaccinated against pneumonia which is killing 92,000 children under five annually in Pakistan. Prof. Jalal Akbar, President of Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA) Sindh and Chairman and Head of Pediatric, Children's Hospital Baqai Medical University said that Vaccines are considered second only to clean drinking water in reducing [...]

15 11, 2018

More than 1,000 children die every day in Pakistan due to absence of medical treatment


To mark World Children’s Day 2018, Childlife Foundation in collaboration with Lyari General Hospital organized at LGH, Karachi. It was attended by parents of sick children besides pediatricians, general practitioners and senior doctors of Lyari General Hospital. Dr. Ahson Rabbani, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Childlife Foundation sharing his views on the occasion said that [...]

15 11, 2018

CM Sindh directs education dept to update curriculum


Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed education department to update curriculum and textbooks to align with United Nations Sustainable Goals 2030 for which special focus would be given for improvement of science, mathematics and English language books. This he said that while presiding over a meeting to improve school education system here [...]