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15 06, 2019

No link between vaccination efforts, spread of HIV

2019-06-30T20:51:07+00:00

The Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) representing Infectious Diseases and immunization experts, has categorically and unequivocally denied any connection between vaccination efforts and the spread of HIV in Pakistan. Prof. Bushra Jamil, the MMIDSP President and Dean, Infectious Diseases, College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP) took strong exception to a [...]

15 06, 2019

Education, health sectors given boost in Sindh budget

2019-07-01T20:35:21+00:00

Government of Sindh announced education and health departments to be on its top priority for the next fiscal year raising budgetary expenditures in both the sectors. EDUCATION The allocation for school education has been increased from Rs170.832 billion to Rs178.618 billion in the financial year 2019-20. Whereas, on development side, Rs15.15 billion have been allocated [...]

15 08, 2018

World Hepatitis day observed with free Hepatitis screening camp

2018-09-05T20:02:11+00:00

Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) commemorated World Hepatitis Day 2018 with impressive programs. The current year’s theme for the day was ‘Eliminate Hepatitis’. People in general attended free medical camps and education session arranged to mark the occasion. According to organizers, special arrangements were made to vaccinate people against strains of the disease that [...]

15 08, 2018

High number of Dental Practitioners lacking adequate qualifications

2018-09-05T19:57:10+00:00

Says the dentist to population ratio is Pakistan is 1:1,305,811, while the WHO standard for developing countries is 1:75,000  Dental hygiene is a new concept in Pakistan and in many countries of the developing world it is still unknown. There are approximately 40,000 non-qualified dental practitioners in Pakistan. The dentist to population ratio in the [...]

15 07, 2018

AKUH and Media collaborate to improve public health

2018-07-31T20:40:23+00:00

To develop greater collaboration between healthcare experts and the media, The Agha Khan University Hospital organised Health Media Conference in Partnership with the Agha Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications in Kenya and the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Asim Belgaumi spoke about the role of the institution in raising healthcare [...]

16 01, 2018

Restructuring of Blood Transfusion Services in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

2018-01-25T21:37:55+00:00

Dr. Noor-e-Saba, Manager, Regional Blood Centre, Peshawar Blood transfusion services are an integral part of the health-care system. Millions of lives are saved each year through blood transfusions. Provision of safe blood and blood components is the responsibility of the national health care system. Safety of blood has assumed greater importance and relevance in developing [...]

16 08, 2016

WHO encourages countries to reduce deaths from Viral Hepatitis

2017-04-26T12:34:49+00:00

On World Hepatitis Day 2016, World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging countries to take rapid action to improve knowledge about the disease, and to increase access to testing and treatment services. Today, only 1 in 20 people with viral hepatitis know they have it. And just 1 in 100 with the disease is being treated. [...]

15 08, 2016

World Hepatitis day observed with free Hepatitis screening camp at Dow University

2017-04-26T12:34:49+00:00

Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) organised an Awareness Program and Walk alongwith Free Hepatitis B & C Screening Camp for the general public on World Hepatitis Day 2016 at Dow University Ojha Campus. The Walk was led by Fouding Vice Chancellor DUHS, Prof. Masood Hammed Khan, Director Liver Centre, Prof. Rana Qamar Masood, Faculty [...]

15 02, 2016

NIMRA marks World Cancer Day Modern lifestyle helps cancer rates rise worldwide

2017-04-26T12:34:51+00:00

The Nuclear Institute of Medicine & Radiotherapy (NIMRA) Jamshoro in collaboration with Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences arranged a "Cancer Awareness Walk" followed by a Seminar, to observe the World Cancer day on Thursday. Addressing the participants, Director NIMRA Dr Naeem Ahmad Laghari said that the latest cancer statistics from the World Health [...]

15 11, 2015

VEP arranges its 2nd Meeting

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

Med Rev Report Members of Vaccine Expert Panel: Dr. Ejaz A. Khan (General Secretary) - Islamabad, Prof. Iqbal Memon – Karachi, Prof. Ashraf Sultan – Lahore, Prof. Sajid Maqbool – Lahore, Dr. Naseer Uddin Mahmood – Karachi, Prof. Nadeem Khawar – Peshawar, Prof. Haider Sherazi – Islamabad, Prof. Gen. Salman Ali – Islamabad & Dr. [...]

15 07, 2015

Atomic Energy Cancer Hospitals (AECHs)

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

Nuclear Medicine & Oncology Division, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Islamabad A Beacon of Hope for Cancer Patients Mr. Muhammad Naeem (HI, SI) Chairman PAEC PAEC Cancer hospitals are extending their services for the management of cancer patients throughout the country. There are Eighteen hospitals at the moment throughout Pakistan. PAEC is committed to provide the [...]

15 05, 2015

First DNA testing lab of Sindh launched

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

Institute of Bio-Medical Technology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) established forensic and molecular biology laboratory for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing. It is the first DNA lab in Sindh that will help identify bodies and offenders in sexual assault cases and ascertain paternity disputes. The Laboratory was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Syed Qaim [...]

15 09, 2014

The Bloody Assassin – EBOLA VIRUS

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

By Muneeba Azmat, Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad Ebola virus disease or Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a lethal infectious disease that has become the topic of many tabloids and papers after the March 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The outbreak that was first reported from Guinea, has now spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria and [...]

15 08, 2014

New HIV Guidelines Released by WHO

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

Five groups of people are driving the global HIV epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) says in its new guidelines. Men who have sex with men, sex workers, injection-drug users, transgender people, and people in prisons are among the groups targeted for prevention and treatment efforts. HIV rates are "going down all over the world, with the [...]

15 04, 2014

WHO issues its first hepatitis C treatment guidelines

2017-04-26T12:35:01+00:00

WHO has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350 000 to 500 000 deaths a year. The publication of the "WHO Guidelines for the screening, care and treatment of persons with hepatitis C infection" coincides [...]