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First kidney transplant centre launched

The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has launched its first kidney transplant centre in Karachi for which an awareness event was organised attended by different nephrologists, dialysis centre managers of Karachi, general physicians and endocrinologists of as well as recently treated patients of the kidney transplant centre. The purpose of the event was to increase [...]

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Need for adopting alternative solutions to tackle challenges of food insecurity stressed

The experts during the inaugural session of 3-day International Conference on ‘Sustainable Development: Halophytes for Green Revolution’ stressed the need for adopting alternative solutions to tackle challenges of food insecurity in future. The International Conference was organized by Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU), University of Karachi (KU) at the Karachi University Business School (KUBS), [...]

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Dispensaries to be established soon to improve healthcare facilities in Thar

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

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 [...]

Canada signs MoU with ICCBS-Karachi University

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

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 [...]

10 percent of Pakistanis suffer from diabetes

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

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 [...]

Progress, achievements and challenges of IBTA reviewed

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Parents urged to vaccinate children against pneumonia

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

CM Sindh directs education dept to update curriculum

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

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 [...]

99% pneumonia patients die under five years of age

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On the occasion of World Pneumonia Day, Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases (OICD), Dow University of Health Sciences organized a Seminar at Ojha Campus Karachi. Prof. Dr. Nisar Rao, Director (OICD), Dr. Nadeem Ahmed, Dr. Aisha Wajeeh, Dr. Faheem, Dr. Raheela Kashif, Dr. Farzana Mumtaz and Dr. Mirza Saifullah Baig [...]