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15 01, 2016

EPI Achieves another Milestone; Certificate of ISO 9001:2008

2017-04-26T12:34:53+00:00

The Expanded Program on Immunization, Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination has achieved another major milestone in form of warehouse compliance certification that reflects that it operates under the Quality Management System which complies with ISO 9001:2008 standards. Vaccines are sensitive biological products which may become less effective, or even destroyed, when exposed [...]

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

Iran offers to train Pak Health Workers, help in vaccine Production

2015-08-06T11:35:21+00:00

An Iranian delegation comprising senior officials from Ministry of Health and Medical Education called on the Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar  here today to discuss Pak-Iran cooperation in the field of health. The delegation was led by Dr. Mohsin Asadi Lari, Special Assistant for International Affairs to the Health Minister. Other delegates [...]

15 07, 2015

AKU conAKU conducts training on Lives Saved Tool in Afghanistan

2015-08-06T10:39:32+00:00

Aga Khan University (AKU) and UNICEF, Afghanistan are working together to overcome obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. As a part of this cooperation, the university recently conducted the first ever one day training session on Lives Saved Tool (LiST) in Kabul. The training was part of the national ‘Call [...]

15 07, 2015

New report shows that 400 m people do not have access to essential health services

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

A World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank Group report launched today shows that 400 million people do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending. "This report is a wakeup call: It shows [...]

15 04, 2015

IMU established to monitor performance of public sector healthcare facilities

2017-04-26T12:34:55+00:00

To ensure quality health service delivery to the public by improving the overall performance of the public sector health service delivery outlets in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, an Independent Monitoring Unit (IMU) has been established is health department with the mandate to regularly monitor/evaluate the performance of the public sector health care facilities and take measures to [...]

15 09, 2014

Is Health a Basic Human Right?

2017-04-26T12:34:59+00:00

By Dr. Marriam Gul Thaheem Health care is one of the basic needs of human like air water and food. Everyone has right to attain the highest standard of physical and mental health, without any social and gender discrimination. Health care system clearly encompasses the preventive health care system for example health immunization. Public health care [...]

15 08, 2014

Ministry of National Health Services celebrates Independence Day

2017-04-26T12:34:59+00:00

The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) to celebrate National Independence Day held a ‘Sehatmand Pakistan Walk’ in the premises of the Prime Minister’s National Health Complex. It was attended by locals, including children in front of the National Institute of Health. Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar, Minister of State for National Health Services sharing her [...]

15 08, 2014

Breastfeeding leads significant reduction in neonatal deaths – Experts

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

Experts at a Seminar revealed that in Pakistan, only 37 percent of infants under six months old are breastfed and despite the practice being strongly advised by global bodies including the WHO and UNICEF, only 28.8 percent of newborns are breastfed within the first hour of birth. They were addressing a Seminar organized by the [...]

15 08, 2014

Deaths from HIV/AIDS escalate; progress in TB and malaria – Study

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

Over 2,400 deaths from HIV/AIDS last year; mortality rates from TB and malaria declined since 2000 HIV/AIDS is claiming more lives in Pakistan than ever, according to a new, first-of-its-kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. Mortality rates from HIV/AIDS increased 11 per cent annually from 2000 to 2013, while declines in death rates [...]

15 02, 2014

New genetic regions linked with type 2 diabetes identified

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

Largest study yet of diabetes genetics brings in data from 20 countries on four continents Seven new genetic regions associated with type 2 diabetes have been identified in the largest study to date of the genetic basis of the disease. DNA data was brought together from more than 48,000 patients and 139,000 healthy controls from [...]

15 02, 2014

Meeting with Commissioner Office Karachi and Corporate/Private Sector

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

By Muhammad Fareed UNAIDS - Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS and National AIDS Control Program (NACP) regards partnerships with corporate entities as key partners and adopts a range of additional strategies for engaging with employers’ organizations, business coalitions, public and private sector enterprises, foundations, etc. in order to enhance private sector engagement in [...]

15 02, 2014

Awareness walk & seminar on World Cancer Day 2014

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

Cancer Patients Welfare Society (CPWS) NIMRA, Jamshoro in collaboration of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS) Jamshoro arranged “Cancer   Awareness Walk” to mark the World Cancer Day. The walk started from LUMHS Main Campus to NIMRA, Jamshoro. The aim of the walk was raise awareness among the masses. Chief Guest Prof. Shafi Muhammad Jatoi [...]

15 02, 2014

Countries seek improvements in Malaria tests

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

At a meeting jointly organized by the Roll Back Malaria Partnership and the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, manufacturers and implementers of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), used to diagnose malaria at the point of care, agreed on a set of required features for RDTs in an effort to improve use and boost the scale [...]

1 01, 2014

Fourth International eHealth Conference held

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

E-health Association of Pakistan (eHAP) in collaboration with Aman Foundation organized fourth International eHealth Conference in Karachi. The theme of the conference was ‘Potential of Mobile Health (mHealth) in developing countries.’ It was attended by national and international delegates including students, IT professionals, health providers, policy makers and stakeholders. The conference provided an opportunity to [...]