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Are Standard Therapeutic Guidelines (STGs) needed in Pakistan?

The use of Standard Therapeutic Guidelines (STGs) is a time-tested evidence-based system that works well and improves patients’ therapeutic outcome. Non-compliance with the STGs results in high morbidity and inflated cost. In the USA, non-compliance with STGs costs $100 billion every year. STGs are also called as clinical arrangements, treatment conventions, best-rehearse rules, and organized [...]

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Parliament’s SDGs Secretariat and SDPI sign MoU

Speaker National Assembly, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that Parliament will continue to play its role in capacity building of its members and staff. He was speaking at a Ceremony of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Parliament’s Sustainable Development Goals Secretariat and Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) recently in Islamabad. The MoU was [...]

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Moving towards achieving full functional recovery in depression and getting back to pre-depression lifestyle

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Addressing the cognitive symptoms of depression that affect attention, memory, executive function and processing speed is key to a full functional recovery to a pre-depression lifestyle. Experts from Canada, the UK and Australia discussed how best to achieve this in a thought-provoking symposium at EPA 2018. A top priority for [...]

504 graduates awarded conferred at 15th Convocation of ZU

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Ziauddin University conferred 504 degrees and 10 gold medals to the outstanding students of different disciplines at its 15th convocation held recently at the Expo Centre, Karachi. This year Ziauddin University has awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctorate to Sardar Muhammad Yasin Malik for his exemplary and unparalleled services for [...]

IBA honours distinguished alumni at Reunion 2018

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The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, held its annual Alumni Reunion 2018 for all batches at the IBA City Campus, Karachi. The theme of this year’s reunion was ‘Celebrating Excellence’ where the IBA honoured its venerated alumni whose achievements, both within and outside the country, helped strengthen the IBA’s resolve [...]

SIUT’s Centre for Biomedical Ethics & Culture joins WHO

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The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture designated as World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Bioethics at a special ceremony held at SIUT, Karachi.  This is the first such centre in the entire Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO) of WHO in which Pakistan is [...]

Approx. 3,000,000 deaths are prevented every year due to vaccines – Experts

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Approximately 3,000,000 deaths are prevented every year due to vaccines. Immunization is estimated to save 2-3 million lives every year. An estimated 19.5 million infants worldwide are still missing out on basic vaccines. These views were expressed by experts of Pakistan Pediatric Association while addressing a press briefing to observe [...]

Workshop held on Facebook Blood Donation Feature

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The Safe Blood Transfusion Programme (SBTP) organized a joint workshop, on May 05, 2018, with the global social media giant ‘Facebook’ to introduce a new Pakistan specific Feature to promote voluntary blood donations in the country. The Facebook Feature will be launched in Pakistan and globally. The workshop participants included [...]

International seminar on Halal Food at ICCBS-UoK

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A one-day International Seminar-cum-Training Workshop on ‘Halal Food and Non-Food Science, Management’ was organized by Industrial Analytical Center of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi in association with SANHA Halaal Associates, Pakistan recently at LEJ Campus, Karachi. The Seminar was attended by representatives of Pakistan [...]

Pakistan becomes first country to launch Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine

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A new typhoid conjugate vaccine is to be added to the national Expanded Programme for Immunization following new evidence about the threat posed by a strain of typhoid that is extremely difficult to treat with antibiotics. An outbreak of extensively-drug resistant (XDR) typhoid in Hyderabad has already affected many children. [...]

Centre sincere to resolve water scarcity issue: Governor Sindh

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Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair has said that announcement of water policy in the presence of all Chief Ministers shows the sincerity of the Federal Government towards dealing with the important issue of scarcity of water in the country. He said this while addressing at the ground breaking ceremony of Panjwani [...]