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Global Warming and the Conocarpus Phenomena

Dr. Amna Asad, Prof. M. Iqbal Afridi, JPMC Karachi Conocarpus, a non- native plant species in the mega city of Karachi, is a mangrove plant which was planted extensively from 2008 onwards in the metropolis. Around 2.2 million trees were planted by the City District Government of Karachi, with high cost for each plant. However, [...]

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Progress, achievements and challenges of IBTA reviewed

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 of the licensed blood banks [...]

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3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life

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

Breastfeeding within an hour after birth is critical for saving newborn lives   An estimated, 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, [...]

Rotary announces $96.5m to end polio

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

Rotary has announced nearly 100 million dollars in grants to support the global efforts to end polio—a vaccine preventable disease that once paralyzed hundreds of thousands of children every in a year. The announcement comes as Nigeria marks two years without any reported cases of wild poliovirus, following four reported [...]

Message from Cristina Brugiolo, Chief Field Office UNICEF Sindh

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

Good, appropriate and balanced nutrition is essential for the health of mothers and growth of children. Breastfeeding, in particular, is a critical component of child health and essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number two (Zero Hunger) and number three (Good Health and Wellbeing) to which Pakistan is [...]

Message from UNICEF Country Representative for Pakistan

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

By Aida Girma      Breastfeeding is one of the most important public health interventions that we know of. It’s perfect; entirely natural, 100% nutritionally balanced and completely cost effective. Commemorating the World Breastfeeding Week, we have some achievements to celebrate and some challenges to collectively address. First, let me offer my [...]

Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’

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

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 [...]

Need to address mental health issues

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

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 [...]

Training Course on Immunohaematology by KfW & SBTP

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

Immunohaematology studies the reactions that take place between antigens present on red blood cells and antibodies present in plasma. These techniques are an indispensable part of transfusion testing. Understanding principles of antigen antibody reaction in terms of red cell antigen and antibodies as well as developing skills in the various [...]

Pakistan’s Leprosy fighter Dr. Ruth Pfau remembered on first death anniversary

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

Pakistan observed the first death anniversary of Dr. Ruth Pfau, a German doctor, Leprosy experts, who dedicated her life to eradicate leprosy in the country. She was hailed as the Mother Teresa of Pakistan who passed away recently at a hospital in Karachi. Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister, Dr. Hasan Askari [...]

IBA to partner with 18th ITCN Asia

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The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) has signed an agreement to participate as knowledge partner in the 18th ITCN Asia IT and Telecom Show. E-commerce Gateway Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd is organising ITCN Asia since 2001 and is being organised for last 17 years consecutively. In this regard Centre for Information [...]

Cholesterol Management

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

By Fauzia Saeed, Psychologist/Counselor, Pakistan Red Crescent, Punjab Branch, Lahore Cholesterol is both good and bad. At normal levels, it is an essential substance for the body. However, if concentrations in the blood get too high, it becomes a silent danger that puts people at risk of heart attack. Cholesterol [...]