15 06, 2019

Children’s Cancer Unit at Holy Family Hospital inaugurated


The newly-built Pediatric Oncology at the Department of Pediatrics in Holy Family Hospital (HFH) was inaugurated by Prof. Muhammad Umar, Vice Chancellor, Rawalpindi Medical University, Islamabad at a ceremony held recently at Islamabad. HFH Medical Superintendent (MS), Dr. Nasir Mehmood, Indus Hospital doctors including Dr. Muhammad Shemol and Dr. Rafi Raza, Prof. Rai Asghar, Dr. [...]

15 11, 2018

Parents urged to vaccinate children against pneumonia


Doctors have urged parents to get their children vaccinated against pneumonia which is killing 92,000 children under five annually in Pakistan. Prof. Jalal Akbar, President of Pakistan Pediatric Association (PPA) Sindh and Chairman and Head of Pediatric, Children's Hospital Baqai Medical University said that Vaccines are considered second only to clean drinking water in reducing [...]

15 11, 2018

Polio Campaign in Karachi and interior Sindh launched


The Emergency Operation Centre for Polio in Sindh launched a Polio Campaign in all districts of Karachi and 18 districts of interior Sindh. The total target population for this campaign is above seven million children under five years of age out of which approximately 2.3 million children reside in Karachi. More than 50,000 front line [...]

15 05, 2018

Approx. 3,000,000 deaths are prevented every year due to vaccines – Experts


Approximately 3,000,000 deaths are prevented every year due to vaccines. Immunization is estimated to save 2-3 million lives every year. An estimated 19.5 million infants worldwide are still missing out on basic vaccines. These views were expressed by experts of Pakistan Pediatric Association while addressing a press briefing to observe World Immunization Week held recently [...]

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 03, 2016

National Conference on Metabolic, Genetic, and Chromosomal Disorders at Dow University


Dow University of Health Sciences(DUHS) in collaboration with Pediatric Department, Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) and Pakistan Pediatric Association(PPA) organized 2-days First national Conference on “Genetic, Metabolic and Chromosomal Disorders” at Dow Medical College. The theme of the conference is “Making the voice of rare diseases heard”. The Conference was inaugurated by Medical Superintendent, CHK Dr. [...]

15 08, 2014

Azad Pakistan-Sehatmand Pakistan Healthy Pakistan-Strong Pakistan Celebration month by Barrett Hodgson Pakistan


Barrett Hodgson Pakistan is celebrating Independence of Pakistan with patriotic zeal and national enthusiasm with the theme  Healthy Pakistan-Strong Pakistan. Celebrations started on Aug 01, 2014 and would continue till August 31, 2014. Events are being done in all the leading hospitals of Pakistan to make the patients part of the Independence celebrations and to [...]

15 05, 2012

Government exhorted to enhance spending on health


The Pakistan Medical Association in collaboration with the Women’s Action Forum, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan Reproductive Health Network, Aurat Foundation, People’s Health Movement and Shirkat Gah organised a dialogue on “Health of People: Political Parties & Sindh Elections 2013” at a local hotel in Karachi.   The main purpose behind the dialogue was [...]

15 06, 2011

Provincial TB Control Programs Reviewed


National TB Control Program (NTP) Islamabad organized its 2-day Inter-Provincial Meeting (IPM) recently at a hotel in Islamabad. The Meeting was attended by NTP/ PTP Managers, NTP Unit Heads, GF Objective Coordinators, M&E Staff, PRL Focal Persons, Technical and Implementing Partners of NTP. The first day of the Meeting started with the welcome address by [...]