15 06, 2019

Action Plan to alleviate Children’s Stunting & Malnutrition presented


The Prime Minister's Health Task Force, consisting of internationally recognized experts from many fields of healthcare, has presented a detailed action plan for alleviation of stunting and malnutrition in children. The task force, consisting of experts from clinical and hospitals, public health, drugs, nursing, nutrition and other medical fields, held its first meeting under its [...]

15 03, 2019

‘Pedal for Health’ awareness initiative launched


Ministry of National Health Services launched launched an Awareness Initiative ‘Pedal for Health’ at Liaquat Gymnasium in Islamabad aimed at prevention of non-communicable diseases. Federal Minister for National Health Services, Aamer Mehmood Kiani launched the Initiative which would be run under the Ministry of Health, by pedaling a cycle. Sharing his views on the occasion, he [...]

15 06, 2018

PHC sealed drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation centres


The Punjab Healthcare Commission on Thursday sealed five drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation centres and issued show-cause notices to another three. According to details, the PHC teams had conducted raids on 15 treatment centres in Lahore. They closed down Lahore Psychiatric Centre for not having required human resource and facilities, that is, psychiatrists, doctors, para-medical [...]

15 02, 2018

Chinese Consulate donates life-saving ambulance to Aman Foundation


Chinese Consulate, as part of its social responsibility initiatives has partnered with the Aman Foundation to support their life-saving Ambulance program. The partnership was announced at the launch of a Woman Empowerment Program held recently at Aman Foundation Karachi. The ceremony was attended by Wang Yu, Honorable Consul General of China and Nasir Hussain Shah, [...]

15 08, 2016

Health Minister pays surprise visit to Civil Hospital


Sindh Minister for Health, Dr Sikandar Mandhero paid a surprise visit to Civil Hospital Khairpur, Cardiac Emergency Center and inspected the affairs of the hospital on Wednesday night. The minister also visited each and every bed in the emergency, surgical wards, Operation Theater, Labour room etc and expressed dissatisfaction over the cleanliness said that poor [...]

15 01, 2016

Sehat sahulat program – KP launches health insurance scheme


The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa envisions a progressive movement towards a universal healthcare coverage model for all citizens, in which the needs of the poorest are specifically protected by the government, and the availability and quality of essential services is ensured. The ''SEHAT SAHULAT PROGRAMME'' is being launched in the province with the financial support [...]

15 01, 2016

AKU wins grant to study hypertension in Pakistan


The Aga Khan University’s Department of Community Health Sciences and international collaborators have received an award to study ways to lower hypertension in adults living in rural South Asia. The study will test low-cost strategies by health workers and doctors to lower blood pressure among adults and reduce their risk of heart disease in three [...]

15 05, 2015

Pharma Bureau Seminar on Ethics and Future of Healthcare


Pharma Bureau - a representative body of the research based multinational pharmaceutical companies in Pakistan organized a Conference on “Ethics and the Future of Healthcare” recently at the Karachi School for Business & Leadership, Karachi. Leading health care professionals and industry leaders such as Dr. Tipu Sultan, Dr. Shaheen Sheikh, Dr. Ahson Qavi and Dr. Abdul Bari spoke at the conference and participated [...]

15 09, 2014

Patient Centric Healthcare Initiative


By Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed We know that in an ideal healthcare system, Patients should have access to quality healthcare at an affordable cost. These three prerequisites of a healthcare system are the basic right of every individual. Doctors study medicine to seek, understand and cure patients’ illnesses. Governments and regulatory bodies are continuously seeking to [...]

1 01, 2014

Fourth International eHealth Conference held


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 [...]

1 01, 2014

367 graduates awarded degrees at AKU convocation


Prince Karim Aga Khan, Founder and Chancellor of Aga Khan University (AKU) outlined an ambitious global vision for the University’s expansion into liberal arts and also announced the creation of seven new-graduate schools across two continents that will work in areas of particular relevance to developing societies. He announced this while addressing AKU Convocation Ceremony [...]

15 10, 2013

ASCP Board of Certification in Pakistan


Clinical laboratories represent an area of healthcare that has undergone great deal of improvement since its beginning centuries ago. With over 475,000 individuals certified, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is the largest association of laboratory professionals in the world. Serving as the largest and oldest pathology and laboratory medicine society, the ASCP Board [...]

15 09, 2013

Generics Market taking Centre Stage in South East Asia


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 08, 2013

Over 13 million suffer from hepatitis in Pakistan


Every 30 seconds, one person dies from hepatitis in the Asia Pacific region. “This death rate is three times as high as HIV/AIDS,” revealed Dr Saeed Hamid at a public awareness session held to mark World Hepatitis Day at the Aga Khan University Hospital. He was basing his statements on figures released in the Global [...]

15 08, 2013

Editorial – Across border drug prices a difficult task


Comparing the prices of medicines across borders is an intellectual challenge for academics, a profitable business for consultants and a difficult issue for pharmaceuticals companies. Growing concern is appetite for the practice among healthcare systems in richer and poorer countries like. Recent efforts by the Chinese government to step up scrutiny of drug prices reflects [...]