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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 [...]

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

By | June 15th, 2019|Categories: June 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Dentist-to-population ratio far lower than global standards

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

The Pakistan Dental Association (PDA) warned that the availability of dentists in small towns and rural areas of the country had become so much dismal that fatal oral diseases among their populace could spread like an epidemic if due measures would not be taken on an emergency basis. The office-bearers [...]

Steps for women’s empowerment highlighted

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

Sindh Minister for Women Development Department, Syed Shela Raza has said that the Government of Sindh is taking practical steps for social, economic and political empowerment of women so that they could contribute to the development of society. She was addressing the distribution ceremony of health insurance cards and launching [...]

Zero polio transmission and health for all – WHO

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

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted WHO’s commitment to the final push to eradicate polio on a 4-day visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan - the only two countries where wild poliovirus cases were reported last year. He also commended the governments of both countries for their efforts to [...]

Nutrition Interventions & their outcomes in Sindh reviewed

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

To review the progress on Nutrition focused programme interventions and their outcomes in Sindh, Provincial Task Force Secretariat for Nutrition, Planning and Development Board (GoS), organized a Round Table Conference in collaboration with Accelerated Action Plan (AAP) for Reduction in Stunting and Malnutrition (P&DD), USAID, UNICEF and World Food Programme [...]

SC Monitoring Judge visits ICCBS Forensic Lab

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

The Supreme Court’s Monitoring Judge of Anti-terrorism Courts, Justice Faisal Arab visited the under-construction Forensic DNA and Serology Laboratory at the Jamil-ur-Rahman Centre for Genome Research at Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, University of Karachi. The monitoring judge, along with Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto, Administrative Judge Anti-Terrorism [...]

Awareness Seminar on Giving Way to Ambulances

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

Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in collaboration with Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST Karachi) and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organized an Awareness Seminar titled ‘Saving Lives: Legislative Changes for Giving Way to Ambulances’ JPMC, Karachi. It was attended by representatives of the [...]

First kidney transplant centre launched

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

The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has launched its first kidney transplant centre in Karachi for which an awareness event was organised attended by different nephrologists, dialysis centre managers of Karachi, general physicians and endocrinologists of as well as recently treated patients of the kidney transplant centre. The purpose of [...]

Need for adopting alternative solutions to tackle challenges of food insecurity stressed

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

The experts during the inaugural session of 3-day International Conference on ‘Sustainable Development: Halophytes for Green Revolution’ stressed the need for adopting alternative solutions to tackle challenges of food insecurity in future. The International Conference was organized by Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU), University of Karachi (KU) at the [...]

Call to raise awareness related to girl’s hidden health issues

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

An awareness Seminar titled ‘Red Talks’ aim to raise awareness related to girls hidden health issues was organized by Kuch Badlain Foundation was held recently at Lincoln Corner Liaquat Memorial Library, Karachi. It was largely attended by college, university students, house wives and working women. The speakers includes Sara Shabbir, [...]

Awareness to increase demand for fortified food emphasized

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

Network for Consumer Protection in collaboration with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) organized an Awareness Seminar on Malnutrition and Food Fortification at a local hotel in islamabad. Dr. Nausheen Hamid, Federal Parliamentary Secretary, National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination (NHSRC) and Senator Professor Dr. Mehr Taj Roghani, member Senate [...]