19 01, 2024

PM calls called for international cooperation to better address health emergencies


Minister for Health Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar has called for greater international cooperation to better address health emergencies. He was speaking at the two-day Global Health and Safety Conference held in Islamabad. The 2-days Conference convened more than 70 delegates including global leaders, health professionals and civil society activists to brainstorm solutions for a safer and healthier [...]

31 12, 2023

Pakistan to host its first-ever Global Health Security Summit


A high-level meeting in this connection was held at the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination, Islamabad which was chaired by Federal Secretary Health, Iftikhar Shallwani, to review the preparations for the global moot. Director General of Health, Dr. Muhammad Ahmad Kazi brief the meeting informed that the summit will include various health [...]

31 12, 2023

Federal Health Minister, Dr. Nadeem Jan talk about Global Health Security Summit 2024


Federal Health Minister, Dr. Nadeem Jan said that Pakistan was going to become first country in the world to organise the global health security summit. He expressed these view during a meeting with Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Nawaf Saeed Al Malkiy who called on the Minister. Dr. Nadeem Jan said that the summit will be [...]

15 10, 2021

88% of People in Asia-Pacific believe Robots can support their Career better than Humans


Global study finds 78% of people feel “stuck” professionally and personally (77%); 90% of people say their meaning of success has changed since the pandemic started People are turning to robots to support their career development after the COVID-19 pandemic left them feeling lonely and disconnected from their own lives, according to a new study [...]

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

551 graduates conferred degrees in LUMHS 18th Convocation


As many as 356 MBBS, 83 BDS graduates and 112 postgraduates were conferred with the degrees in the 18th Annual Convocation of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro held recently at its campus. Honorable Pro-Chancellor and Minister of Health Sindh, Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho presided over the Convocation as the Chief Guest. The [...]

15 03, 2019

Partnership between Government of Sindh and Greenstar Social Marketing


Greenstar Social Marketing (GSM), in a historic event signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the Government of Sindh under the umbrella of Costed Implementation Plan (CIP) Sindh. In this ceremony, two MoUs were signed with CIP Sindh, Population Welfare Department (PWD) and Department of Health (DoH) which includes MoU for adopting Greenstar’s POOCHO Helpline [...]

15 03, 2019

German Foreign Minister visited Greenstar’s Afghan Refugee Clinic


His Excellency Mr. Heiko Maas, The German Foreign Minister visited German Government supported Greenstar’s Afghan Refugee Clinic in Islamabad His Excellency Mr. Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister visited Greenstar’s Mother and Child Health Center at the Afghan Refugee Camp H-12 in Islamabad on 12th March, 2019. The clinic was built in 2014 with support from [...]

15 03, 2019

NHS establishes Model Infectious Diseases Centre


The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination established Model Infectious Diseases Centre to provide free testing and treatment of Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis. The Centre was inaugurated by Federal Minister, Aamer Mehmood Kiani at a Dispensary in Islamabad. Sharing his view on this occasion, Aamer Mehmood Kiani the government is revamping all health services [...]

15 03, 2019

Govt spending Rs.140b annually to control tobacco related diseases


According to World Health Organization (WHO), Government spends around Rs.140billion annually to control tobacco related diseases, while imposition of additional health levy is essential to eradicate the spread of tobacco epidemic, statement said. Human Development Foundation (HDF) a body working for tobacco control in the country. WHO also recognizes taxation as the most effective way [...]

15 11, 2018

Model dispensaries to be set up for pregnant women


Provincial Minister for Health, Dr. Azrar Fazal Pechuho has said that Sindh Health Department in collaboration with the PPHI is planning to establish 50 model dispensaries for institutional deliveries instead of home deliveries and to encourage pregnant women to come to these dispensaries. They will be given incentives and food packages as well. She said [...]

15 11, 2018

Breast cancer awareness need of the hour


Department of Sociology, University of Karachi in collaboration with Nusrat Education and Health Welfare Trust organized an Awareness Seminar on Breast Cancer recently in UoK, Karachi   Prof. Rana Saba Sultan has said that thousands of women are suffering from breast cancer in the country due to the lack of awareness while majority of them [...]

15 07, 2018

Low quality healthcare increasing the burden of illness & health costs globally


Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate [...]

15 07, 2018

Implementation standards in hospitals stressed


Sindh Caretaker Minister for Health, Education, Population Welfare and Women Development, Dr. Saadia Virk Rizvi has stressed the need for equal standards in all public sector hospitals of the province. She was presiding over the meeting of Sindh Health Commission to review the performance at her office in Karachi. The meeting was attended by Dr. [...]

15 07, 2018

Training of Trainers on Facility based Health System Response to GBV


The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (MoNHSR&C), Pakistan in collaboration with Department of Health Punjab and the WHO country office with support provided by the WHO Headquarters and Regional Office conducted a 3-day Training of Trainers on Health System Response to GBV in Islamabad. The training was conducted under UN Joint Programme [...]