15 06, 2019

UNAIDS delegation briefs Governor Sindh on causes of HIV outbreak in Larkana


Regional UNAIDS officials briefed Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail that unsafe injection practices and poor infection control had emerged as the leading cause of the recent HIV outbreak in Ratodero area of Larkana, saying UNAIDS was ready to extend all possible support to the Pakistani health authorities in managing the situation and to prevent such outbreaks [...]

15 03, 2016

What is Thalassaemia?


By Fauzia Saeed, Psychologist, Thalassaemia Centre PRC, Punjab Branch,Lahore Thalassaemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormazorm of hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia. Anemia is a condition in [...]

15 02, 2016

Zika Virus its threat in Pakistan and possible solutions to counter the threat


Dr. Muhammad Najeeb Durrani, Assistant DHO, Epidemiologist, Member Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network Recent emergence of Zika virus has caused uproar amongst media and public. Outbreaks of Zika have been reported in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and most recently in the Americas. Because the mosquitoes that spread Zika virus are found [...]