15 06, 2019

UNAIDS to continue support the response to the HIV outbreak in Pakistan


UNAIDS Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Eamonn Murphy reiterated UNAIDS’ commitment to supporting provincial and federal authorities to respond to the HIV outbreak and strengthen the HIV response in the country. He expressed these views during a press briefing in Karachi during his official visit to Pakistan. The preliminary findings was presented during [...]

15 11, 2018

Services of medical varsities, NGOs in Thar lauded


Sindh Chief Secretary, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has appreciated the services of Medical Universities and NGOs, being rendered in Thar to combat the drought. He said this while presiding over a High Level Meeting in his office, which was attended by the Vice Chancellors of Dow University of Medical Services, Sindh Jinnah Medical University, LUMS, [...]

15 01, 2018

NICVD Satellite Center established in Hyderabad


Pakistan Peoples Party’s Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said the PPP’s Sindh government is trying to provide modern healthcare facilities to all citizens in the province. Speaking as a chief guest at inauguration ceremony of National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases’ (NICVD) Satellite Center at Liaquat University Hospital here Sunday, Bilawal praised Sindh government’s performance [...]

15 08, 2014

Workshop on Molecular & Immunodiagnostics at DUHS


Experts at a Workshop emphasized on the need to create an atmosphere for exchange of ideas on the emerging trends in molecular and immunodiagnostic research and to create awareness among the student about the importance of analytical tools in diagnosis. These views were expressed by experts at a 3-days hands-on training Workshop on ‘Molecular and [...]

15 09, 2013

Implementing interventions can save children dying from diarrhoea and pneumonia


Three low cost interventions of oral rehydration, breastfeeding and community case management can save the lives of thousands of children under-five suffering from pneumonia and diarrhoea. This was disclosed by speakers at the seminar ‘Diarrhoea and Pneumonia: Global Action Plan and Implications for Pakistan’ held at Aga Khan University. The event was held to locally [...]

15 12, 2012

Media dialogue with people living with HIV


In view of the health hazards associated with needle sharing, the Sindh Aids Control Programme (SACP) is considering the introduction of oral substitution therapy for intravenous drug users (IDUs). Speaking at ‘Media Dialogue with People Living with HIV’, arranged by the SACP in connection with World Aids Day activities, programme manager Dr Arshad Mehmood said [...]

15 12, 2011

Eradication of HIV&AIDS from the country stressed


HIV and AIDS has become a universal problem and a great challenge for Pakistan as there are more than one hundred thousand people living with HIV & AIDS in Pakistan and especially after interruptions in funding for the said field its intensity and severity as a challenge has heightened especially after recent devolution. This was [...]

15 05, 2011

Seven Thalassaemia centres for Sindh planned


The Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority has decided to make arrangements for the availability of a laboratory test to help diagnose thalassaemia minor patients in all district and taluka hospitals in the province. Seven thalassaemia centres will be set up in the province — two centres in Karachi and one each in Hyderabad, Larkana, Nawabshah, Sukkur [...]