15 06, 2019

Govt to initiate NAP in health sector to improve Health Facilities


Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Dr. Zafar Mirza said that a National Action Plan (NAP) in health sector was being planned with the coordination and consultation of the provinces to improve the health facilities. He said this while addressing a joint press briefing with Health Minister [...]

15 03, 2019

New Survey Shows Improvement in Maternal and Child Health in Pakistan


Families in Pakistan are getting healthier according to the newly released 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS). The 2017-18 PDHS is the fourth DHS survey conducted in Pakistan since 1990-91. The survey results, released today at a national seminar in Islamabad organized by NIPS, highlight major improvements in child survival and maternal health care, [...]

15 03, 2018

17-point Action Plan for achieving SDGs presented


Senator Farhatullah Babar presented 17-point Action Plan for achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while addressing Task Forces on SDGs in the Provincial parliaments at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) held recently in Islamabad. Addresing the Parliament, he informed that the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted unanimously by the UN [...]

15 07, 2015

World Blood Donor Day 2015 Celebrations in Pakistan


The World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is celebrated every year on June 14 to thank voluntary blood donors for their gift of life. The designation of this special day has the support of all major stakeholders in blood transfusion medicine and blood transfusion services, including the WHO, ISBT, FIODS and the IFRC. The theme of [...]

15 02, 2014

Unending plight of child domestic workers in Pakistan


The Child Rights Movement (CRM) - a coalition of 150 NGOs in Pakistan- hold a protest in front of Islamabad Press Club and demanded the federal and provincial governments to take notice of the increasing numbers of deaths of child domestic workers in the country and ban the slavery type occupation immediately. Other coalitions like [...]

15 08, 2013

Contracts awarded for construction of 10 Regional Blood Centres


The Department of Health, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, Gilgit-Baltistan and AJK had signed contracts worth Rupees 481 million for construction of 10 Regional Blood Centres (RBCs) with the support of EPOS. The state of the art new 10 Regional Blood Centres will be constructed at Peshawar, Multan, Bahawalpur, Karachi, Jamshoro, Nawabshah, Sukkur, Quetta, Muzaffarabad [...]

15 05, 2012

Walk Organized by Al-Shifa Blood Bank Foundation, Mirpur to celebrate World Thalassaemia Day


Al-Shifa Blood Bank Foundation organized a walk at Mirpur to mark World Thalassaemia Day 2012. The objective was to create awareness about this fatal disease among masses. Minister for State Ch. Arshad Hussain, Chairman Al-Khidmat Foundation, Dr. Riaz Ahmed, General Secretary Thalassaemia Society Pakistan, Dr. Zafar Iqbal, President Thalassaemia Society Dr. Akram Chaudhary, Technical Advisor [...]