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15 11, 2013

Promotional Seminar for the Use of Information & Communication Technologies for Health

2017-04-26T12:35:06+00:00

eHealth could play a crucial role in controlling epidemics such as polio and dengue fever, through an effective surveillance system. Every day, across the world, countries are making improvements in their health systems as a direct benefit of eHealth technologies. e-Health has evolved as an important innovative subject for enhancing the proficiency of health sector, [...]

15 11, 2013

Speakers emphasized on the importance of Ramadan and improving health practices

2017-04-26T12:35:06+00:00

Speakers at the International Symposium on “Ramadan & Health” emphasized the importance of Ramadan and improving health practice. They stressed that Muslims should fast not feast during the month of Ramadan. They were speaking at Inaugural Ceremony of International Symposium on ‘Ramadan & Health’ organized by Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) at its OJHA Campus. [...]

15 11, 2013

Clinical Microbiology handbook published for Medical Laboratory Professionals

2017-04-26T12:35:07+00:00

The book, Clinical Microbiology, published from Islamabad, has been received well by the academics and professionals in the field of Clinical Microbiology. The book provides the background for the techniques, tests and stains commonly used in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Each chapter has been made as self-contained as possible to achieve flexible organization. Usman Waheed, [...]

15 10, 2013

Experts address special needs of children with Down Syndrome

2017-04-26T12:35:07+00:00

In a special health awareness session held at the Aga Khan University, a panel of child health experts spoke about children with Down Syndrome, a genetic condition that affects one in every 800 children. The session also featured an exhibit of artwork created by Madiha Hussain, a girl with Down syndrome who overcame her condition and now [...]

15 10, 2013

Need of Applied Medical Ethics in Pakistan

2017-04-26T12:35:07+00:00

Prof. Dr. Sumbul Shamim, Dean, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Principal, Dow College of Pharmacy, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi   “If we believe men have any personal rights at all as human beings, they have an absolute right to such a measure of good health as society, and society alone is able to [...]

15 09, 2013

Dow University to set up new DUHS Campus & Hospital at DHA City

2017-04-26T12:35:07+00:00

The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has signed a Memorandum of Under-standing (MoU) with Pakistan Defence Officers Housing Authority, Karachi (PDOHA) for the establishment of new Campus, 500-bed Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital along with a Liver Transplant Unit at the DHA City. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Brig (Retd) Inam Karim, [...]

15 09, 2013

Preparations and ongoing activities for outbreaks of Dengue Fever in Islamabad

2017-04-26T12:35:08+00:00

Dengue is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with any one of the four dengue viruses. It occurs in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. Symptoms appear 3—14 days after the infective bite. Dengue fever is a febrile illness that affects infants, young children and adults. Symptoms range from a mild [...]

15 09, 2013

AKUH nurse wins global award for excellence in neonatal nursing

2017-04-26T12:35:08+00:00

A proud moment in the nation’s history was achieved today when nurse Anila Ali Bardai of the Aga Khan University Hospital received the award for excellence in neonatal nursing at the opening ceremony of the 8th International Conference of the Neonatal Nurses held at the Waterfront Hotel in Belfast, Ireland. She is the first Pakistani nurse to win this [...]

15 09, 2013

Generics Market taking Centre Stage in South East Asia

2017-04-26T12:35:08+00:00

The Southeast Asian pharmaceuticals industry is fast taking up centre stage in the region, and continues to gain attention and demand from both patients and governments.  By 2016, the market is forecasted to grow to US$3.9 billion. Marcus Pitt, President Director/CEO, SOHO Group, who will be speaking at the upcoming CPhI Generics Southeast Asia Summit [...]

15 09, 2013

9th Health Asia 2013 Int’l Exhibition & Conferences

2017-04-26T12:35:08+00:00

9th Health Asia 2013 Int’l Exhibition & Conferences was inaugurated by Zahid Saeed, Former Chairman and Kaiser Waheer, Former Chairman PPMA and MD Indus Pharma, Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) and President & CEO, Medisure Laboratories Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd, Dr. Khursheed Nizam, President, Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan and Foreign delegates were also present in this occasion. There are approximately 100 international [...]

15 09, 2013

Consul General Dodman Awards Certificates to New Nurse Aids

2013-09-30T14:33:34+00:00

Consul General Michael Dodman awarded certificates of completion to 30 graduates of a U.S.-funded nurse assistant training program associated with Koohi Goth Hospital.  The graduates, women from the rural areas near the hospital, completed 9 months of intensive training in basic nursing skills and are now qualified for jobs as nurse assistants, an area of [...]

15 09, 2013

Health research is essential for progress towards universal health coverage

2017-04-26T12:35:08+00:00

At the launch of the "World health report 2013: Research for universal health coverage", WHO today called on countries to continue investing in local research in order to develop a system of universal health coverage tailored to each individual country’s situation. With universal health coverage, countries can help ensure that citizens obtain the health services [...]

15 09, 2013

Global child deaths down by almost half since 1990

2017-04-26T12:35:08+00:00

In 2012, approximately 6.6 million children worldwide – 18 000 children per day – died before reaching their fifth birthday, according to a new report released today by UNICEF, WHO, the World Bank Group and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs/Population Division. This is roughly half the number of under-fives who died [...]