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Finding missing TB cases among rural women in Sindh – Empowering women to increase their access to diagnostic & treatment services

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections show no symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis. About 10% of latent infections progress to active disease which, if left untreated, kill about half of those affected. The classic symptoms of active [...]

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Prioritize public health to better prepare for future pandemics – Experts

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on health, quality of life and economic activity, charging health experts to push policy makers to prioritise public health to manage pandemics in the making. Human actions like deforestation, encroachment on diverse wildlife habitats and markets in cities and towns where animals are bought and sold are helping diseases [...]

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KP Blood Transfusion Authority completed Second Round of Inspections in Peshawar

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , |

The Second Round of blood bank inspections in Peshawar was completed earlier this month by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Blood Transfusion Authority (KPBTA). The Authority inspected 10 blood banks in Peshawar including Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital; North West General Hospital; Fatimid Foundation Thalassaemia Centre; Mercy Teaching Hospital, Frontier Foundation Thalassaemia [...]

Governor Sindh inaugurates CT Scanner at Kidney Centre

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail inaugurated newly installed CT Scanner- Ultra Low Dose Radiation in the Radiology Department at The Kidney Centre (TKC), Karachi. The inclusion of ultra-low dose radiation CT scanner (164 Slices) will enhance the quality of results and enable us for Coronary CT Angiography and Calcium Scoring for [...]

Govt to initiate NAP in health sector to improve Health Facilities

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Dr. Zafar Mirza said that a National Action Plan (NAP) in health sector was being planned with the coordination and consultation of the provinces to improve the health facilities. He said this while addressing a joint [...]

Children’s Cancer Unit at Holy Family Hospital inaugurated

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Chinese Doctors performed free Cleft Lip and Palate surgeries

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Steps to Control Leishmania Disease

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , |

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 [...]

IPC Acute Malnutrition Training and Analysis Workshop held

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

Education, health sectors given boost in Sindh budget

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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, [...]

Seven-day anti-polio campaign carried out in Karachi

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , |

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. [...]