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15 06, 2019

IPC Acute Malnutrition Training and Analysis Workshop held

2019-07-01T20:37:01+00:00

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

2019-04-03T21:19:19+00:00

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

2019-04-03T21:17:57+00:00

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

2019-04-03T21:12:06+00:00

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

2019-04-03T19:58:49+00:00

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

2019-04-03T19:54:25+00:00

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

2018-12-09T20:12:25+00:00

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

2018-12-09T20:07:59+00:00

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

2018-09-05T20:27:34+00:00

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

2018-07-31T20:24:02+00:00

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

2018-07-31T20:20:03+00:00

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 [...]

15 06, 2018

Measures to curb use of tobacco in the country urged

2018-06-30T20:18:12+00:00

Federal Minister for National Health Services, Mrs.  Saira Afzal Tarar, said that tobacco use is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. In Pakistan, tobacco use is a cause of death of around 160,100 persons every year. Almost 23.9 million adults currently use tobacco in any [...]

15 03, 2018

Health Tips (Beauty Tips for Girls)

2018-03-20T21:33:04+00:00

By Fauzia Saeed, Psychologist (VCCTC), Asst Director Blood Donation, PRC Punjab Branch Lahore MAINTAIN YOUR FITNESS A Garlic a day: Garlic is the mother of all cures. Researchers in Liverpool have found that 5ml of garlic extract lower levels of a disease-causing chemical by up to 48 per cent. Eat wholegrain foods: Make sure you [...]

15 01, 2018

Research Study on ‘Strengthening governance of women’s reproductive health rights’ launched

2018-01-22T22:21:15+00:00

Identifying gaps, obstacles, opportunities and possible solutions for strengthening health governance for women’s reproductive health and rights (RHR), an intervention study by Shirkat Gahwas launched by National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) recently in Islamabad. The study titled “Strengthening Governance in Health System for Reproductive Health and Rights (RHR) in Pakistan: An Intervention [...]

15 10, 2016

Research by AKU, Germany’s GIZ set to boost Pakistan’s leading export industry

2017-04-26T12:34:48+00:00

Ninety percent of workers had little awareness about the risks of cotton dust. Improving the health and safety of workers in the textile sector, Pakistan’s largest industry, can boost productivity, competitiveness and compliance, according to studies released by the Aga Khan University and GIZ, the German development agency, at a collaborative event on Monday. The [...]