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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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Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections

Declining private investment and lack of innovation in the development of new antibiotics are undermining efforts to combat drug-resistant infections, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Two new reports reveal a weak pipeline for antibiotic agents. The 60 products in development (50 antibiotics and 10 biologics) bring little benefit over existing treatments and very few [...]

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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. [...]

China signs agreements with ICCBS-UoK

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

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 [...]