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Ziauddin University hosts annual Int’l conference on ‘Rehabilitation

“Thinking proliferates neurons of mind and open-mindedness always makes a difference”, former Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources and Chancellor Ziauddin University, Dr. Asim Hussain, said this while addressing to an annual international conference on “Rehabilitation: Translational, Clinical and Research Perspectives” hosted by Ziauddin University. Speaking at the conference as a chief guest, Dr. [...]

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Japan announces $3.2 million grant for modernizing NIH Polio Lab

The Japanese government on Friday announced $3.2 million grant for the procurement of equipment for the polio eradication laboratory at the National Institute, Islamabad. The notes were officially signed by the representatives of the Government of Japan, Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Health Organisation. The grant will be provided for modernising the NIH [...]

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Government, UNICEF and AKU embark on National Nutrition Survey

By | February 16th, 2018|Categories: February 2018|Tags: , , |

A country-wide survey to collect information on the nutritional status of women and children, food security and household water quality is about to begin under a joint collaboration between the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, the Aga Khan University and UNICEF. For the first time, the 2018 [...]

World leaders join new drive to beat non-communicable diseases

By | February 16th, 2018|Categories: February 2018|Tags: , |

World Health Organization (WHO) announced a new high-level commission comprised of heads of state and ministers, leaders in health and development and entrepreneurs. This high-level commission will propose bold and innovative solutions to accelerate prevention and control of the leading killers on the planet – Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) like heart [...]

Chinese Consulate donates life-saving ambulance to Aman Foundation

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

Chinese Consulate, as part of its social responsibility initiatives has partnered with the Aman Foundation to support their life-saving Ambulance program. The partnership was announced at the launch of a Woman Empowerment Program held recently at Aman Foundation Karachi. The ceremony was attended by Wang Yu, Honorable Consul General of [...]

Diabetes major cause of blindness in Pakistan – Experts

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

Expert at an Ophthalmology Conference has said that thousands of people are facing loss of vision annually due to diseases such as cataract glaucoma, which can be prevented by avoiding and controlling diabetes, hypertension, quitting smoking and timely treatment. The 4th Pioneering Innovations in Ophthalmology (PIO) Conference was organized by [...]

Modern Medicine Saves Lives of Children

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

Future Looks Bright for Paediatric Congenital Heart Disease Patients Shahmeer Khan was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare and complex congenital heart defect in which he had a combination of four heart defects. A congenital heart defect, it is often called the “blue baby syndrome” because it causes the skin [...]

Gynaecologist for mass awareness to prevent Breast Cancer

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Consultant Gynaecologist & Professor of Gynaecology Unit at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS), Prof. Chandra Madhu Das said said around the world, breast cancer statistics showed that after lung cancer breast cancer was the second most death-causing factor in people. Breast cancer is the the most frequent [...]

Seasonal influenza rearing head in Multan

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: January 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

An outbreak of seasonal influenza is rearing its head in Multan claiming 27 lives in over a month according to the statistic from Punjab Health Department.  Seasonal Influenza , also known as Swine Flu (H1N1), has hit with full force this season.  Seasonal influenza usually spreads through contact with the bacteria discharged [...]

Pakistan’s progress over polio eradication reviewed

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: January 2018|Tags: , , |

Directs early preparation of PC-1 for next three years to sustain progress Federal Minister for National Health Services, Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar chaired a high level Meeting to review Pakistan’s polio situation. Director General Health Dr. Assad Hafeez, National Coordinator for Polio Dr. Rana Safdar, representative of Pakistan Army and [...]

Behaviour change mass media campaign launched to reduce Malnutrition

By | January 16th, 2018|Categories: January 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Nutrition Support Program, Health Department Government of Sindh in collaboration with ZEEKAY Films launched ‘Behaviour Change Mass Media Campaign - for the reduction of Malnutrition’ at a ceremony recently at a local hotel in Karachi. The Campaign is aimed at reducing prevalence of anaemia in women of reproductive age from [...]