15 06, 2019

No link between vaccination efforts, spread of HIV


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

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 12, 2017

Fungal Infections emerging as public health concern – Experts


Dermatologists and skin specialists have said that common fungal infections are now becoming leading cause of patients visiting skin clinics and hospitals. Despite the prevalence of such infections and the fact that 3.2 million Pakistanis are living with infections such as keratitis, which can cause blindness, and the life-threatening Candida auris infection whereas there is [...]

16 03, 2016

World Health Day – Measures urged to counter Antibiotics Resistance


Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs used in human medicine,  However, up to 50% of the time antibiotics are not optimally prescribed, often done so when not needed or incorrect dosing or duration,’ said health experts in briefing arranged by Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP), “Antibiotic Resistance: Act Today [...]

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 11, 2013

Clinical Microbiology handbook published for Medical Laboratory Professionals


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

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 05, 2012

Pharmacists vital to healthy healthcare system


Pharmacists are an integral part of health delivery system and without them the goal of health for all cannot be achieved said Senator Haseeb Khan while speaking as the Chief Guest at the 1st National Conference on Pharmacy Profession and Scientific Research Poster Competition.   The 2-day 1st National Conference on Pharmacy Profession and Scientific [...]