15 06, 2019

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 [...]

15 06, 2019

Education, health sectors given boost in Sindh budget


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, Rs15.15 billion have been allocated [...]

15 12, 2018

Awareness Walk to mark World AIDS Day


To mark the World AIDS Day, Sindh AIDS Control Programme (SACP) organised an HIV/AIDS Awareness walk from Kabootar Chowrangi to Karachi Press Club. The walk was led by Dr. Muhammad Younus Chachar, Programme Manager SACP along with renowned Allama Ahsan Siddiqui. The officials of health department, lady health workers, representatives of civil society and NGOs, [...]

16 08, 2016

WHO encourages countries to reduce deaths from Viral Hepatitis


On World Hepatitis Day 2016, World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the disease, and to increase access to testing and treatment services. Today, only 1 in 20 people with viral hepatitis know they have it. And just 1 in 100 with the disease is being treated. [...]

16 07, 2016

Rate of new HIV infections increased over past decade


New research on HIV worldwide raises 'significant challenges' to ending the AIDS pandemic, despite progress in lowering AIDS mortality AIDS deaths are falling in most countries worldwide, but the rate of new infections increased in several countries over the past decade, threatening to undermine efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, a new scientific [...]

15 07, 2015

Karachi home to 47% AIDS patients of country, needs Rehabilitation Scheme


Commissioner of Karachi, Shoaib A. Siddiqui sought coordination among city administration and all concerned agencies for an efficient rehabilitation programme  for 47% of the country AIDS people living in Karachi. In a meeting with Country Representative of UNAIDS, for Pakistan, Marc Saba held re cently in Karachi, the Com-missioner said the people suffering from acquired [...]

15 12, 2014

Interactive discussion to end AIDS epidemic by Closing the Gap


As part of the activities of commemoration of WAD 2014, on Friday December 5, 2014 a national level commemoration event was organized in Islamabad-Pakistan. UNAIDS Country Office in collaboration with Joint UN Team on AIDS [JUNTA] organized this event where experts and representatives of affected communities met for an interactive discussion on how we can end the [...]

15 08, 2014

New HIV Guidelines Released by WHO


Five groups of people are driving the global HIV epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) says in its new guidelines. Men who have sex with men, sex workers, injection-drug users, transgender people, and people in prisons are among the groups targeted for prevention and treatment efforts. HIV rates are "going down all over the world, with the [...]

15 04, 2014

Tuberculosis – A re-emerging disease and the observance of World TB Day


Dr. Muhammad Najeeb Durrani, Epidemiologist, District Surveillance Coordinator, District TB Coordinator (DTC), In-charge Dengue Fever Surveillance Cell, Islamabad Although the Government of Pakistan’s National TB Control Program through its TB DOTS strategy has revolutionized the TB treatment in the country and brought down the incidence and the prevalence of disease thereby improving the treatment indicators; [...]

15 04, 2014

Linkages between two epidemics- Violence against Women and HIV


By Fahmida Iqbal Khan, Community Mobilization & Networking Advisor UNAIDS Country Office for Pakistan and Afghanistan The global literature and research shows that relationship between Violence against Women (VAW) and HIV risk is incontestable, multifaceted, and involves numerous corridors. Violence against women places women and girls at increased risk of HIV both through direct risk [...]

15 04, 2014

National Seminar with Stakeholders on World TB Day


To commemorate World TB Day 2014, National TB Control Program Islamabad organized a National Seminar with Stakeholders at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad. TB patients, their families, health care/service providers, volunteers from Pakistan Girls Guide Association & Pakistan Boy Scouts, local community elders/members, representatives of donor agencies, INGOs, NGOs and officials [...]

15 02, 2014

Meeting with Commissioner Office Karachi and Corporate/Private Sector


By Muhammad Fareed UNAIDS - Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS and National AIDS Control Program (NACP) regards partnerships with corporate entities as key partners and adopts a range of additional strategies for engaging with employers’ organizations, business coalitions, public and private sector enterprises, foundations, etc. in order to enhance private sector engagement in [...]

1 01, 2014

Asia Pacific AIDS epidemic at pivotal stage – UN


A new UN report warns the HIV epidemic in Asia and the Pacific is at a pivotal juncture with little progress in reducing new infections. AIDS researchers and activists are calling for more political will by governments to address related issues. The report, launched by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, says 4.9 million people are living [...]

15 10, 2013

Women’s Rights in the Fight against HIV and AIDS


By Muhammad Fareed The global HIV and AIDS pandemic is taking a catastrophic toll on women and girls. The number of HIV infections among women and girls has risen in every region in recent years, and in sub-Saharan Africa, women and girls constitute nearly 60 percent of those living with HIV. In some countries, the [...]

15 09, 2013

Health research is essential for progress towards universal health coverage


At the launch of the "World health report 2013: Research for universal health coverage", WHO today called on countries to continue investing in local research in order to develop a system of universal health coverage tailored to each individual country’s situation. With universal health coverage, countries can help ensure that citizens obtain the health services [...]