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15 06, 2019

China signs agreements with ICCBS-UoK

2019-07-01T20:32:30+00:00

International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi (UoK) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, China recently. Pakistan’s leading research establishment signed various agreements with the leading Chinese research and academic institutions linked with Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, an official of the ICCBS - University [...]

15 03, 2019

Nationwide screening needed to protect newborns from rare diseases – Experts

2019-04-03T20:18:12+00:00

Under 1 percent of Pakistani newborns are being screened for preventable genetic diseases which can lead to lifelong disability and even mental retardation, said experts at a conference to mark World Rare Disease Day organised by Aga Khan University. Newborn screening for rare diseases such as congenital hypothyroidism, CHT, a disease that limits the production [...]

15 11, 2018

99% pneumonia patients die under five years of age

2018-12-09T20:23:04+00:00

On the occasion of World Pneumonia Day, Ojha Institute of Chest Diseases (OICD), Dow University of Health Sciences organized a Seminar at Ojha Campus Karachi. Prof. Dr. Nisar Rao, Director (OICD), Dr. Nadeem Ahmed, Dr. Aisha Wajeeh, Dr. Faheem, Dr. Raheela Kashif, Dr. Farzana Mumtaz and Dr. Mirza Saifullah Baig besides seminar faculty members of [...]

15 08, 2018

World Hepatitis day observed with free Hepatitis screening camp

2018-09-05T20:02:11+00:00

Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) commemorated World Hepatitis Day 2018 with impressive programs. The current year’s theme for the day was ‘Eliminate Hepatitis’. People in general attended free medical camps and education session arranged to mark the occasion. According to organizers, special arrangements were made to vaccinate people against strains of the disease that [...]

15 08, 2018

Chinese Consul General donates ambulance to KMC

2018-09-05T19:58:26+00:00

Consul General of China Wang Yu visited the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation head office to donate an ambulance to the KMC. Mayor Wasim Akhtar handed over the key of the ambulance to the medical superintendent of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital expressing hope that this modern ambulance would be used for patients. Metropolitan Commissioner Dr. Saifur Rehman, Chairperson [...]

15 03, 2018

Youth Seminar on Adolescent Health and Life Based Education

2018-03-20T21:19:13+00:00

An Awareness Seminar to mark ‘Adolescent Health and Life Skill Based Education was held at Dow Medical College. It was attended by large number of medical students participated. The Chairperson of Costed Implementation Plan for FP 2020, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho talked about importance of family planning for improving the development indicators of Pakistan and also for [...]

15 01, 2018

Education Expo to be an Important Milestone For Education Sector – Governor Sindh

2018-01-22T22:14:47+00:00

Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair has said that the proposed education expo this year would be an important mile stone in education sector in Pakistan as it would bring together all stock holders engaged in this sectors ie. universities, teachers and students. This he said while talking with a delegation of Rizhao and Binzhou Polytechnics of [...]

15 01, 2018

Developing new tools for effective disease controlling strategies stressed

2018-01-22T22:03:14+00:00

New technologies are steamrolling their way towards people and businesses worldwide. The development of new technologies in the area of human health offers new avenues for success in the way the diseases are detected, managed, controlled and eradicated, said Prof. Ajmal Khan, Vice-Chancellor, University of Karachi. He was speaking at the Concluding Ceremony of the [...]

15 03, 2016

China donates 80 ambulances to Pakistan

2016-04-01T00:47:27+00:00

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 12, 2015

Widespread misunderstanding about Antibiotic resistance threatens Public Health

2017-04-26T12:34:54+00:00

A recent multi-country survey revealed that people are confused about the rising threat of antibiotic resistance to public health and are unclear about how to prevent it from growing, World Health Organization (WHO) said today at the launch of a global campaign at the initiation of the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week. The campaign, ‘Antibiotics: [...]

15 07, 2015

World Blood Donor Day 2015 Celebrations in Pakistan

2017-04-26T12:34:54+00:00

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 07, 2014

Pfizer & Hisun announce launch of Hisun-Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.

2017-04-26T12:35:00+00:00

Joint Venture between Multinational Pharmaceutical Company and Leading Chinese Pharmaceutical Company Aims to Provide High-Quality and Affordable Branded Generic Medicines for Patients in China and Global Markets "Providing high-quality, accessible and affordable health care to people over a vast area and from broad socioeconomic levels has become a primary objective of Chinese healthcare reforms, which is aligned [...]

15 07, 2014

Ambrx & Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical to Collaborate on the Development and Commercialization of Bispecifics for Cancer

2017-04-26T12:35:00+00:00

Ambrx Inc. and Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. (SSE Code: 600267) today announced a collaboration for the development and commercialization of bispecifics based on Ambrx technology for the treatment of cancer. Hisun will have commercial rights to the products in China, while Ambrx will retain commercial rights outside of China and will be entitled to receive [...]

15 07, 2014

Sindh to introduce population control policy soon

2017-04-26T12:35:01+00:00

The Sindh government will introduce a new population control policy in four months. The policy is being prepared by population welfare department in collaboration with United Nation Population Fund. These views were express by Sharmila Farooqui, Provincial Adviser on Culture while addressing a seminar organised by the population welfare department to mark the World Population [...]

15 04, 2014

WHD 2014 – Preventing vector-borne diseases

2017-04-26T12:35:02+00:00

More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors. Every year, more than one billion people are infected and more than one million die from vector-borne diseases. This World Health Day – [...]