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No link between vaccination efforts, spread of HIV

The Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) representing Infectious Diseases and immunization experts, has categorically and unequivocally denied any connection between vaccination efforts and the spread of HIV in Pakistan. Prof. Bushra Jamil, the MMIDSP President and Dean, Infectious Diseases, College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) took strong exception to a [...]

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UNAIDS to continue support the response to the HIV outbreak in Pakistan

UNAIDS Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Eamonn Murphy reiterated UNAIDS’ commitment to supporting provincial and federal authorities to respond to the HIV outbreak and strengthen the HIV response in the country. He expressed these views during a press briefing in Karachi during his official visit to Pakistan. The preliminary findings was presented during [...]

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99% of IDUs lack access to health, social services with dignity – UNAIDS

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

New report by UNAIDS highlights the urgent need to implement a human rights and evidence-informed approach to reach people who inject drugs with essential health services A report released by UNAIDS shows that despite a decline in new HIV infections globally, HIV incidence is not declining among people who inject [...]

Unhealthy lifestyle causes of rheumatic symptoms – Experts

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

National and international experts and consultant rheumatologists on advised people to keep their weight under control, exercise regularly and eat balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables to prevent many diseases of bones and joints and urged them to consult medical specialists instead of quacks in case pain and [...]

Govt committed to address Nutrition status

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

Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Aamer Mehmood Kiani said that the Government of Pakistan is committed to address Nutrition issue in line with the mission of health care for all. He expressed these views while talking to Regional Director, World Food Programme (WFP) for Asia and Pacific, [...]

Residents of France Colony to get free treatment services

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

Federal Minister National Health Services, Aamer Mehmood Kiani launched free screening, testing and treatment services for the residents of slum area of France Colony in Islamabad. He expressed these views during his visit to special Free Camp established by the Ministry of Health, Islamabad. On the occasion, he said that [...]

UNDP assured support for promotion of Education & Skill Development

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

Federal Ministry of Education urged United Nations Development Programme to extend its support to overcome the challenges of education sector in Pakistan. This was expressed by Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training during a Meeting with Ignacio Artaza, Representative of UNDP in Pakistan. The meeting was also [...]

Pakistan, Turkey sign accord for establishing Centre of Excellence for Hospitality

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

Pakistan and Turkey have inked an agreement for establishment of state of the art Center of Excellence for Hospitality & Construction. Under this agreement, Turkish Cooperation & Coordination Agency (TIKA) will establish state-of-the-art Centre for Hospitality & Construction at National Skill University Islamabad. The centre will serve as training centre for [...]

NHS establishes Model Infectious Diseases Centre

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

The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination established Model Infectious Diseases Centre to provide free testing and treatment of Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis. The Centre was inaugurated by Federal Minister, Aamer Mehmood Kiani at a Dispensary in Islamabad. Sharing his view on this occasion, Aamer Mehmood Kiani the government [...]

Multi-sector approach for improving food security and nutrition underway

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

A 9-member delegation of high-level government officials and members of the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN-A) participated in an international training workshop in Islamabad for examining innovative approaches to improving food security and nutrition utilizing the Kaleidoscope model. The Afghan delegation was led by H.E. Nasrullah Arsalai, Director General [...]

Govt spending Rs.140b annually to control tobacco related diseases

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

According to World Health Organization (WHO), Government spends around Rs.140billion annually to control tobacco related diseases, while imposition of additional health levy is essential to eradicate the spread of tobacco epidemic, statement said. Human Development Foundation (HDF) a body working for tobacco control in the country. WHO also recognizes taxation [...]

Sindh Govt set to start poverty reduction, healthcare programmes

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

Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that in order to implement Pakistan Peoples Party election manifesto, his government has embarked upon launching new seven different programmes including poverty reduction, food security, family health, Benazir women agricultural workers programme. He announced this while presiding over a high level [...]