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German Foreign Minister visited Greenstar’s Afghan Refugee Clinic

His Excellency Mr. Heiko Maas, The German Foreign Minister visited German Government supported Greenstar’s Afghan Refugee Clinic in Islamabad His Excellency Mr. Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister visited Greenstar’s Mother and Child Health Center at the Afghan Refugee Camp H-12 in Islamabad on 12th March, 2019. The clinic was built in 2014 with support from [...]

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Advances in Dental Care – What’s new at the Dentist

Dr. M. Ashraf Khan M.D. Are you behind on your dental visits, and now you’re being driven in by a toothache, other dental problems, or guilt? If so, be prepared -- not for a lecture from your dentist -- but for discovering that there is a host of new options to keep teeth healthy and beautiful. Here are [...]

Multi-sector approach for improving food security and nutrition underway

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

A 9-member delegation of high-level government officials and members of the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN-A) participated in an international training workshop in Islamabad for examining innovative approaches to improving food security and nutrition utilizing the Kaleidoscope model. The Afghan delegation was led by H.E. Nasrullah Arsalai, Director General [...]

Govt spending Rs.140b annually to control tobacco related diseases

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

According to World Health Organization (WHO), Government spends around Rs.140billion annually to control tobacco related diseases, while imposition of additional health levy is essential to eradicate the spread of tobacco epidemic, statement said. Human Development Foundation (HDF) a body working for tobacco control in the country. WHO also recognizes taxation [...]

Sindh Govt set to start poverty reduction, healthcare programmes

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

Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that in order to implement Pakistan Peoples Party election manifesto, his government has embarked upon launching new seven different programmes including poverty reduction, food security, family health, Benazir women agricultural workers programme. He announced this while presiding over a high level [...]

Dentist-to-population ratio far lower than global standards

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

The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) warned that the availability of dentists in small towns and rural areas of the country had become so much dismal that fatal oral diseases among their populace could spread like an epidemic if due measures would not be taken on an emergency basis. The office-bearers [...]

Steps for women’s empowerment highlighted

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

Sindh Minister for Women Development Department, Syed Shela Raza has said that the Government of Sindh is taking practical steps for social, economic and political empowerment of women so that they could contribute to the development of society. She was addressing the distribution ceremony of health insurance cards and launching [...]

Zero polio transmission and health for all – WHO

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

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted WHO’s commitment to the final push to eradicate polio on a 4-day visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan - the only two countries where wild poliovirus cases were reported last year. He also commended the governments of both countries for their efforts to [...]

Nutrition Interventions & their outcomes in Sindh reviewed

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

To review the progress on Nutrition focused programme interventions and their outcomes in Sindh, Provincial Task Force Secretariat for Nutrition, Planning and Development Board (GoS), organized a Round Table Conference in collaboration with Accelerated Action Plan (AAP) for Reduction in Stunting and Malnutrition (P&DD), USAID, UNICEF and World Food Programme [...]

SC Monitoring Judge visits ICCBS Forensic Lab

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

The Supreme Court’s Monitoring Judge of Anti-terrorism Courts, Justice Faisal Arab visited the under-construction Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory at the Jamil-ur-Rahman Centre for Genome Research at Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, University of Karachi. The monitoring judge, along with Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, Administrative Judge Anti-Terrorism [...]

Awareness Seminar on Giving Way to Ambulances

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

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in collaboration with Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST Karachi) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organized an Awareness Seminar titled ‘Saving Lives: Legislative Changes for Giving Way to Ambulances’ JPMC, Karachi. It was attended by representatives of the [...]

First kidney transplant centre launched

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

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 [...]