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15 03, 2019

Advances in Dental Care – What’s new at the Dentist

2019-04-03T21:10:13+00:00

Dr. M. Ashraf Khan M.D. Are you behind on your dental visits, and now you’re being driven in by a toothache, other dental problems, or guilt? If so, be prepared -- not for a lecture from your dentist -- but for discovering that there is a host of new options to keep teeth healthy and beautiful. Here are [...]

15 03, 2019

New Survey Shows Improvement in Maternal and Child Health in Pakistan

2019-04-03T20:16:24+00:00

Families in Pakistan are getting healthier according to the newly released 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS). The 2017-18 PDHS is the fourth DHS survey conducted in Pakistan since 1990-91. The survey results, released today at a national seminar in Islamabad organized by NIPS, highlight major improvements in child survival and maternal health care, [...]

15 03, 2019

Govt committed to address Nutrition status

2019-04-03T20:05:11+00:00

Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Aamer Mehmood Kiani said that the Government of Pakistan is committed to address Nutrition issue in line with the mission of health care for all. He expressed these views while talking to Regional Director, World Food Programme (WFP) for Asia and Pacific, David Kaatrud at his office [...]

15 03, 2019

Multi-sector approach for improving food security and nutrition underway

2019-04-03T19:56:23+00:00

A 9-member delegation of high-level government officials and members of the Afghanistan Food Security and Nutrition Agenda (AFSeN-A) participated in an international training workshop in Islamabad for examining innovative approaches to improving food security and nutrition utilizing the Kaleidoscope model. The Afghan delegation was led by H.E. Nasrullah Arsalai, Director General of the Afghan Council of [...]

15 11, 2018

Care for Preterm babies Vital to Improve Child Survival Indicators in Pakistan

2018-12-09T20:47:04+00:00

Each day over 600 newborns die in Pakistan due to complications related to Birth Asphyxia, Prematurity and Sepsis says the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Every year,15 million babies in the world are born prematurely and nearly 1 million die due to related complications. This makes preterm birth one of the leading cause of child deaths under [...]

15 08, 2018

Message from Cristina Brugiolo, Chief Field Office UNICEF Sindh

2018-09-05T20:23:09+00:00

Good, appropriate and balanced nutrition is essential for the health of mothers and growth of children. Breastfeeding, in particular, is a critical component of child health and essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number two (Zero Hunger) and number three (Good Health and Wellbeing) to which Pakistan is a signatory. The first gift [...]

15 08, 2018

Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’

2018-09-05T20:20:16+00:00

Nutrition Support Program (NSP) Govt. of Sindh in collaboration with UNICEF organized an Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’ on 8th August 2018 at a local hotel in Karachi aimed to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding. Dr. Ismail Memon, Program Manager, Nutrition Support Program (NSP) in his welcome address appraised the [...]

15 07, 2018

Promoters Initiative Programme launched to encourage breastfeeding

2018-07-31T20:53:41+00:00

Sindh Caretaker Minister for Health, Education and Population Welfare Sindh, Dr. Saadia Rizvi said that the rate of breastfeeding was only around 37% in Sindh and that was one of the main reasons why children were suffering from diarrhea and other childhood diseases in the province. She expressed these views at the Breastfeeding Promoters Initiative [...]

15 05, 2018

Women across South Asia lack nutritional care they urgently need

2018-05-27T02:38:15+00:00

Pregnant and breastfeeding women need better nutrition to protect children from stunting and disease. The progress on improving nutritional care of women in South Asia during and after pregnancy is slow, impacting on their children’s survival, growth and development. A three-day regional conference on actions to accelerate improvements in women’s nutrition across South Asia is [...]

16 02, 2018

Government, UNICEF and AKU embark on National Nutrition Survey

2018-03-02T19:07:42+00:00

A country-wide survey to collect information on the nutritional status of women and children, food security and household water quality is about to begin under a joint collaboration between the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, the Aga Khan University and UNICEF. For the first time, the 2018 National Nutrition Survey (NNS) will [...]

15 09, 2016

New Food Fortification program launched to overcome Malnutrition

2016-10-06T16:22:00+00:00

Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar said that widespread micronutrient deficiencies are major issue today, for our children to attain full potential and contribute optimally to the development of the country and It is my firm belief and also evidence suggests, where multi-sctoral approach has been adopted, nutrition situation has been improved significantly. [...]

15 02, 2016

Cancer causes around eight million deaths worldwide each year

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

Unhealthy lifestyle, poor nutrition, rapid and unplanned urbanization are some key factors responsible for increased burden of cancers among the poor and disadvantaged people. If no action is taken, deaths from cancer in the developing world are forecast to grow to nine million in 2030. Cancer causes around eight million deaths worldwide each year. Of [...]

15 02, 2016

Workshop on ‘Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) for countries with emergencies’

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

World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) in collaboration with the Nutrition program of Federal Health Ministry conducted Training Workshop on ‘Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) for countries with emergencies’ at a local hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan. The training includes participants from 9 regional countries. Participants from all provinces and areas [...]

15 07, 2015

USAID works to enhance child nutrition in Sindh

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

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Sindh Community Mobilization Program organized a Conference titled “Child Nutrition in Sindh: Challenges and Opportunities”  recently at a local hotel in Karachi. The Conference was attended by officials from the Sindh Health including Fazlullah Pechuho, Education Secretary, Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo, Health Secretary, Randy Hatfield, USAID Senior Policy [...]

15 04, 2015

Hepatitis screening to be expanded at UCs level in Sindh

2017-04-26T12:34:55+00:00

Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar on Monday revealed that hepatitis cases are on the rise in Sindh province despite government efforts and now provincial authorities are planning to expand screening of people at Union Council level across the province. He informed this while inaugurating the Healthy Sindh Program (Sehat Mand Sindh) program, an [...]