15 07, 2018

NIH for taking preventive measures against typhoid


The Field Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Division, National Institute of Health (NIH) has issued an advisory for prevention and treatment of typhoid fever. According to NIH, the advisory was issued keeping in view the increased number of typhoid fever cases in the country and isolation of multi-drug resistant salmonella typhi. It said the situation demanded immediate [...]

15 03, 2018

Japan announces $3.2 million grant for modernizing NIH Polio Lab


The Japanese government on Friday announced $3.2 million grant for the procurement of equipment for the polio eradication laboratory at the National Institute, Islamabad. The notes were officially signed by the representatives of the Government of Japan, Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Health Organisation. The grant will be provided for modernising the NIH [...]

16 01, 2018

Seasonal influenza rearing head in Multan


An outbreak of seasonal influenza is rearing its head in Multan claiming 27 lives in over a month according to the statistic from Punjab Health Department.  Seasonal Influenza , also known as Swine Flu (H1N1), has hit with full force this season.  Seasonal influenza usually spreads through contact with the bacteria discharged by an infected person's coughing [...]

15 10, 2016

Pakistan to enhance indigenous vaccine production capacity


National Institute of Health today organized a Discussion Forum on Indigenous vaccine production. Leading pharmaceutical companies, public and private sector research and academic institution, non-governmental organizations and various Ministries and Divisions participated in the day long discussion forum. Secretary Ministry of National Health Services Muhammad Ayub Sheikh presided the Discussion Forum. The forum took stock [...]