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Call for promoting voluntary blood donation culture

There is a dire need of promoting vol­untary blood donation culture in the country as it relies on family donors to sustain the transfusion system. It was very important to pro­mote the culture of voluntary blood donations in Pakistan as the country essentially relied on the ‘family do­nors’ to sustain the transfusion sys­tem. These views [...]

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KP Blood Transfusion Authority completed Second Round of Inspections in Peshawar

The Second Round of blood bank inspections in Peshawar was completed earlier this month by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Blood Transfusion Authority (KPBTA). The Authority inspected 10 blood banks in Peshawar including Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital; North West General Hospital; Fatimid Foundation Thalassaemia Centre; Mercy Teaching Hospital, Frontier Foundation Thalassaemia Centre; Kuwait Teaching Hospital; Hamza [...]

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Exploring new pathogens of infectious childhood illnesses

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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

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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

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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, [...]

Muslim World faces alarming decline in Science & Technology

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Chairman, Task Force on Technology Driven Knowledge Economy, Prof. Dr. Atta-ur-Rahman showed serious concerns over the alarming decline in the sectors of education, science and technology in Muslim World, and said that not a single institution in the Muslim countries was conferred with Nobel Prize so far. He said that the [...]

German Foreign Minister visited Greenstar’s Afghan Refugee Clinic

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His Excellency Mr. Heiko Maas, The German Foreign Minister visited German Government supported Greenstar’s Afghan Refugee Clinic in Islamabad His Excellency Mr. Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister visited Greenstar’s Mother and Child Health Center at the Afghan Refugee Camp H-12 in Islamabad on 12th March, 2019. The clinic was built [...]

Advances in Dental Care – What’s new at the Dentist

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Dr. M. Ashraf Khan M.D. Are you behind on your dental visits, and now you’re being driven in by a toothache, other dental problems, or guilt? If so, be prepared -- not for a lecture from your dentist -- but for discovering that there is a host of new options to [...]

Increasing drug resistance is limiting the options to treat infections- Moving back towards pre-antibiotic era?

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Professor Dr.  Saeed Khan, Department of Pathology, Dow International Medical College,  Dow University of Health Sciences, saeedkhn@gmail.com, saeed.khan@duhs.edu.pk When the most groundbreaking discoveries of the 20th century are discussed, it is unanimously agreed upon to consider antibiotics as being one of them. A Scottish scientist named Alexander Fleming introduced us [...]

Electrophysiology Lab and Cath Lab inaugurated at NICVD’s Sukkur

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National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) established an Electrophysiology Lab and second Catheterization (cath) Lab at the NICVD’s Sukkur Satellite Centre. To mark the first anniversary of NICVD Sukkur, Prof. Nadeem Qamar, Executive Director, NICVD inaugurated Electrophysiology Lab and second Catheterization (cath) lab. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Nadeem Qamar [...]

Nationwide screening needed to protect newborns from rare diseases – Experts

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Under 1 percent of Pakistani newborns are being screened for preventable genetic diseases which can lead to lifelong disability and even mental retardation, said experts at a conference to mark World Rare Disease Day organised by Aga Khan University. Newborn screening for rare diseases such as congenital hypothyroidism, CHT, a [...]