9 12, 2023

High-level Meeting of Pakistan’s Task Force on Polio Eradication held


Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar tasked authorities to prepare an emergency polio eradication plan for the next year to target high-risk areas, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said. Polio is a highly infectious disease caused by poliovirus mainly affecting children under the age of ten years. It invades the nervous system and can cause paralysis [...]

15 06, 2019

IPC Acute Malnutrition Training and Analysis Workshop held


The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in close collaboration with the IPC Technical Working Group, UNICEF/Nutrition Working Group, as well as relevant government organizations organized the IPC Acute Malnutrition Training and Analysis Workshop for Drought Affected Areas of Sindh and Balochistan that took place in Karachi from 20 – 26 May 2019. Pakistan faces the [...]

15 03, 2019

Electrophysiology Lab and Cath Lab inaugurated at NICVD’s Sukkur


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 said that these new facilities [...]

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, 2016

China donates 80 ambulances to Pakistan


State Minister for National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar Friday said that the Federal Government had presented the gift of peace to the Karachiites, which has no alternate. The overall situation of the commercial hub of the country is getting better and better. She stressed the need to further improve the health [...]

15 05, 2015

Risk characterization of maternal and neonatal Tetanus in view of tetanus vaccination campaigns in Pakistan


Ejaz A Khan, Rownak Khan*, Muhammad Tariq Iqbal*, Quamrul Hasan**, Saadia Farrukh*, Muhammad Safdar Rana, Wasiq Mehmood Khan** Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, *UNICEF, **World Health Organization, Islamabad-Pakistan Background: Pakistan is one of the remaining 24 countries which have not yet achieved Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE). The country adopted high-risk [...]

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 06, 2012

AFP Surveillance: Review of Mohmand Agency FATA


Dr Hamzullah khan, Dr Sarfaraz Khan Afridi, Dr Obaid ul Islam, World Health Organization Pakistan Abstract: Objectives: To determine the status of the AFP surveillance system at Mohmand agency FATA in a sense to improve the sensitivity of the system in 2012. Methodology: This is a retrospective analysis of the cases reported in 2011. The [...]

15 01, 2012

AKU-IED introduces continuing professional development programme for teachers in 110 rural schools


The Balochistan education department and the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED) are collaborating to restructure the education system across Balochistan. Secretary Education Munir Ahmed Badini headed a delegation visiting the AKU-IED to discuss steps to be taken for capacity development. The steps would include an innovative teacher training programme and establishing a [...]

15 04, 2011

Meeting held to guide and facilitate reforms in Blood Transfusion Sector


The Fourth Meeting of National Steering Committee (NSC) on Safe Blood Transfusion Project to guide and facilitate reforms in the Blood Transfusion Services of Pakistan was held at National Blood Transfusion Programme (NBTP) office, Islamabad. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Hasan Abbas Zaheer, National Programme Manager, NBTP, Ministry of Health, Islamabad. The [...]