15 08, 2018

World Hepatitis day observed with free Hepatitis screening camp


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 07, 2018

Dow University introduces NAT Technology for Safe Blood Transfusions


Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) introduced Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) technology for detecting and decreasing the risk of blood transmitted diseases like HIV, HBV, HCV, WNV, Parvovirus B19 and HAV. Vice Chancellor, DUHS, Prof. Dr. Saeed Quraishy inaugurated of first Blood Bank in public sector to adopt Real time PCR based NAT technology.  Senior [...]

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 [...]

15 01, 2018

Developing new tools for effective disease controlling strategies stressed


New technologies are steamrolling their way towards people and businesses worldwide. The development of new technologies in the area of human health offers new avenues for success in the way the diseases are detected, managed, controlled and eradicated, said Prof. Ajmal Khan, Vice-Chancellor, University of Karachi. He was speaking at the Concluding Ceremony of the [...]