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Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’

Nutrition Support Program (NSP) Govt. of Sindh in collaboration with UNICEF organized an Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’ on 8th August 2018 at a local hotel in Karachi aimed to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding. Dr. Ismail Memon, Program Manager, Nutrition Support Program (NSP) in his welcome address appraised the [...]

Need to address mental health issues

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Afridi is currently the Dean of JPMC (Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre), the Dean of Faculty of Medicine, JSMU (Jinnah Sindh Medical University), Chairman of Faculty of Psychiatry, JSMU, Head, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, JPMC, Member of Sindh Mental Health Authority as well as a Member of the Sindh Health [...]

Low quality healthcare increasing the burden of illness & health costs globally

By | July 15th, 2018|Categories: July 2018|Tags: , , |

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, [...]

USAID hands over Mobile Bus Library Program to SEF

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USAID Pakistan handed over two mobile bus libraries to the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) at a ceremony held recently in Karachi for SEF schools throughout Sindh.  John Smith-Sreen, USAID Provincial Director, Sindh and Balochistan and Naheed Durrani, Managing Director SEF officiated at the ceremony. For the last two years, these [...]

Promoters Initiative Programme launched to encourage breastfeeding

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Sindh Caretaker Minister for Health, Education and Population Welfare Sindh, Dr. Saadia Rizvi said that the rate of breastfeeding was only around 37% in Sindh and that was one of the main reasons why children were suffering from diarrhea and other childhood diseases in the province. She expressed these views [...]

Experts stress the need for safe blood transfusion practices

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Clinicians and blood banking experts at a Seminar in Gilgit stressed the need for safe blood transfusion practices, haemovigilance and rational use of blood. The speakers also called for the introduction and promotion of blood safety standards, particularly in tertiary care hospitals, to pave the way for an adequate, efficient [...]

German Ambassador visited KfW funded Regional Blood Centre in Gilgit

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German Ambassador H.E. Martin Kobler took the opportunity of his presence in Gilgit city to pay a visit to the Gilgit Regional Blood Centre on 9th July, 2018. He was accompanied by Ms. Marion Pfennigs, First Secretary and Mr. Keno Grade, Third Secretary from the German Embassy. Secretary Health, Saeed [...]

Seminar to raise awareness about Mental Health Act

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Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), Karachi organized an Awareness Seminar on ‘Sindh Mental Health Act & Authority’ recently at Najmuddin Auditorium, JPMC Karachi. Prof. Dr. Syed Haroon Ahmed speaking as the chief guest on the occasion emphasized the immediate constitution of ‘Board of Visitors’ [...]

Prescribe Generics!

By | July 15th, 2018|Categories: July 2018|Tags: , , , , |

The value that the generic drug industry brings to the U.S. healthcare system is indisputable. Heather Bresch[1] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Cost of therapy is one of the major reasons for non-compliance with the doctor’s advice by a patient, which results in a poor therapeutic outcome. Using generics could help in reducing cost, [...]

Dow University introduces NAT Technology for Safe Blood Transfusions

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Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) introduced Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) technology for detecting and decreasing the risk of blood transmitted diseases like HIV, HBV, HCV, WNV, Parvovirus B19 and HAV. Vice Chancellor, DUHS, Prof. Dr. Saeed Quraishy inaugurated of first Blood Bank in public sector to adopt Real time [...]

Ilm Association launched to help improve education in Pakistan

By | July 15th, 2018|Categories: July 2018|Tags: , |

Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair Umar launched ‘Ilm Association’ - a newly formed trade association founded by 11 of Pakistan’s most notable education innovation enterprises at a ceremony held recently at a local hotel in Karachi. The event was attended by more than 200 representatives from government, private schools, business [...]