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Prioritize public health to better prepare for future pandemics – Experts

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on health, quality of life and economic activity, charging health experts to push policy makers to prioritise public health to manage pandemics in the making. Human actions like deforestation, encroachment on diverse wildlife habitats and markets in cities and towns where animals are bought and sold are helping diseases [...]

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Lack of new antibiotics threatens global efforts to contain drug-resistant infections

Declining private investment and lack of innovation in the development of new antibiotics are undermining efforts to combat drug-resistant infections, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Two new reports reveal a weak pipeline for antibiotic agents. The 60 products in development (50 antibiotics and 10 biologics) bring little benefit over existing treatments and very few [...]

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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 [...]

Partnership between Government of Sindh and Greenstar Social Marketing

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

Greenstar Social Marketing (GSM), in a historic event signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the Government of Sindh under the umbrella of Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) Sindh. In this ceremony, two MoUs were signed with CIP Sindh, Population Welfare Department (PWD) and Department of Health (DoH) which includes MoU [...]

Pak- Kazakhstan Laboratory at ICCBS-UoK opened

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

The first ‘Joint Laboratory for Innovation in Natural Products Research and Development’, jointly established by Kazakhstan and Pakistan was inaugurated at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi on Tuesday. H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry of ICCBS - University of Karachi and Al-Farabi Kazakh National, [...]