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COVID-19 oxygen emergency impacting half a million people globally

A surge in demand for oxygen due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created an emergency impacting half a million people in low- and middle-income countries. New assessments have revealed that $90m (~€74.28m) in immediate funding is needed to meet the urgent demand for oxygen treatment in up to 20 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). COVID-19 [...]

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Finding missing TB cases among rural women in Sindh – Empowering women to increase their access to diagnostic & treatment services

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) bacteria. Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. Most infections show no symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis. About 10% of latent infections progress to active disease which, if left untreated, kill about half of those affected. The classic symptoms of active [...]

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IPC Acute Malnutrition Training and Analysis Workshop held

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

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in close collaboration with the IPC Technical Working Group, UNICEF/Nutrition Working Group, as well as relevant government organizations organized the IPC Acute Malnutrition Training and Analysis Workshop for Drought Affected Areas of Sindh and Balochistan that took place in Karachi from 20 – 26 [...]

Education, health sectors given boost in Sindh budget

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

Government of Sindh announced education and health departments to be on its top priority for the next fiscal year raising budgetary expenditures in both the sectors. EDUCATION The allocation for school education has been increased from Rs170.832 billion to Rs178.618 billion in the financial year 2019-20. Whereas, on development side, [...]

Seven-day anti-polio campaign carried out in Karachi

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

A 7-day Anti-polio campaign Anti-polio campaign began in various parts of the Karachi. The campaign was inaugurated by Commissioner Karachi, Iftikhar Shallwani, who is also head of the taskforce formed by the Sindh government on polio eradication, will inaugurate the campaign. The campaign covered 105 union councils in the city. [...]

China signs agreements with ICCBS-UoK

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

International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, China recently. Pakistan’s leading research establishment signed various agreements with the leading Chinese research and academic institutions linked with Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, an official [...]

NICVD establishes Chest Pain Unit in Ghotki

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

National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) would establish more Chest Pain Units (CPUs) at every district of Sindh, which would be linked with already functioning the eight satellite centers of NICVD in different cities of the province and urged the Sindh health department to cooperate with them in taking over [...]

Action Plan to alleviate Children’s Stunting & Malnutrition presented

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

The Prime Minister's Health Task Force, consisting of internationally recognized experts from many fields of healthcare, has presented a detailed action plan for alleviation of stunting and malnutrition in children. The task force, consisting of experts from clinical and hospitals, public health, drugs, nursing, nutrition and other medical fields, held [...]

PMDC announces date of test for medical, dental colleges

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

Pakistan Medical and Dental Council announced date of holding entry test for all medical and dental colleges in the country. A statement issued by the PMDC said that the Admission Board of PMDC has announced August 25 for holding the MDCAT entry test across Pakistan for all medical and dental [...]

Govt slashes HEC’s development budget by half

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

The Higher Education Commission received around half of the amount it demanded from the government for the fiscal year 2019-20, chairman HEC said on Wednesday. The HEC chairman Dr Tariq Banuri said in a press conference held here on the occasion of the launch of National Academy of Higher Education [...]

Exploring new pathogens of infectious childhood illnesses

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

Faculty at Aga Khan University have secured a Grand Challenges Explorations grant – funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – aimed at spurring innovation in the diagnosis and treatment of novel strains causing infectious diseases in newborns. The grant will support a project Metagenomics for Discovery of Novel [...]

551 graduates conferred degrees in LUMHS 18th Convocation

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

As many as 356 MBBS, 83 BDS graduates and 112 postgraduates were conferred with the degrees in the 18th Annual Convocation of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro held recently at its campus. Honorable Pro-Chancellor and Minister of Health Sindh, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho presided over the Convocation [...]