15 03, 2019

Advances in Dental Care – What’s new at the Dentist


Dr. M. Ashraf Khan M.D. Are you behind on your dental visits, and now you’re being driven in by a toothache, other dental problems, or guilt? If so, be prepared -- not for a lecture from your dentist -- but for discovering that there is a host of new options to keep teeth healthy and beautiful. Here are [...]

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 11, 2018

Pakistan needs integrated emergency care systems


The global Disease Control Priorities Project estimates that nearly half of deaths and over a third of disability in low- and middle-income countries can be addressed by the implementation of effective emergency care. The solution is to establish integrated emergency and trauma care systems with pre- and post-emergency department care nationwide,” said Dr. Junaid Razzak, [...]

15 08, 2016

Introducing innovation into the Emergency Room


AKU’s first-ever Hackathon brings together a variety of experts to solve pressing problems in the city’s emergency room facilities. A hospital’s Emergency Room (ER) is often the first point of call for citizens when a terrorist attack, disaster or public health outbreak hits Karachi. Hence the challenges arising from the city and even the country’s [...]

15 01, 2016

Time for peak performance in Polio eradication, reiterates Ayesha Raza


Appreciating the progress achieved so far, the Prime Minister’s Focus Group for Polio Eradication urged all stakeholders to gear up efforts for the final push against crippling virus. The group comprising of the federal Secretary Health, provincial Chief Secretaries, Additional Chief Secretary FATA, Director General National Crisis Management Cell, Representative from the GHQ, Director General [...]

15 11, 2013

Training Workshop on Transfusion Transmitted Infections Screening Strategies


Lack of appropriate manpower is one of the major constraints in the development and strengthening of blood transfusion services in Pakistan. Appropriate trainings require planning of training programmes and refresher courses for the staff working in the blood banks. To fulfill this gap, the World Health Organization and Safe Blood Transfusion Programme recently organized a [...]

15 08, 2013

Journalists given first aid training by PRCS


Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Sindh Branch celebrating 150 years of World Red Cross Movement organised First Aid Training for Journalists at Karachi Press Club (KPC). The training was attended by more than 100 journalists including cameramen, health and crime reporters and office bearers of Karachi Press Club, where they were taught how to save [...]

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 05, 2012

Government exhorted to enhance spending on health


The Pakistan Medical Association in collaboration with the Women’s Action Forum, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan Reproductive Health Network, Aurat Foundation, People’s Health Movement and Shirkat Gah organised a dialogue on “Health of People: Political Parties & Sindh Elections 2013” at a local hotel in Karachi.   The main purpose behind the dialogue was [...]

15 10, 2011

Aga Khan University Conducts Earthquake Drill as Part of Disaster Preparedness


More than a third of all earthquakes between 1991 and 2005 around the world occurred in Central and South Asia. The quakes in Sarez, Tajikistan (1911); Gujarat, India (2001); Naryn, Kyrgyzstan (2002); and Azad Kashmir, Pakistan (2005) are the examples of the seismic hazards that exist in the region and their devastating consequences. ‘Drop, Cover [...]