15 03, 2019

Electrophysiology Lab and Cath Lab inaugurated at NICVD’s Sukkur


National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) established an Electrophysiology Lab and second Catheterization (cath) Lab at the NICVD’s Sukkur Satellite Centre. To mark the first anniversary of NICVD Sukkur, Prof. Nadeem Qamar, Executive Director, NICVD inaugurated Electrophysiology Lab and second Catheterization (cath) lab. Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Nadeem Qamar said that these new facilities [...]

15 03, 2019

New Survey Shows Improvement in Maternal and Child Health in Pakistan


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 08, 2018

More than 6.7 m drug users in Pakistan


Clinical Psychologist, Ms. Beenish Zia while addressing a seminar said that the numbers of drug users have crossed around 6.7 million in Pakistan. The cost of purchase of narcotics every day is Rs.150 due to which the business of drugs purchase in the country has increased. She said these views while addressing a Seminar in [...]

15 03, 2018

Purpose-built building of 160th school of GCT inaugurated in Mithi


Governor Sindh Mohammad Zubair has lamented that just less than 40 per cent of Sindh government budget of previous financial year reserved for health and education sectors could be utilized as this indicates one of the major reasons Sindh has been lagging far behind rest of the country as far as provision of health and [...]

15 03, 2016

China donates 80 ambulances to Pakistan


State Minister for National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar Friday said that the Federal Government had presented the gift of peace to the Karachiites, which has no alternate. The overall situation of the commercial hub of the country is getting better and better. She stressed the need to further improve the health [...]

15 03, 2016

Sindh government launches ‘Dengue Se Paak Pakistan’ drive


Health Department, Government of Sindh in collaboration Plan International Pakistan and Reckitt Benckiser Pakistan launched anti-dengue campaign called ‘Dengue Se Pak Pakistan’ at a local hotel in Karachi. Dr Shireen Narejo, Special Secretary Health Government of Sindh along with Fahad Ashraf, Director Marketing Reckitt Benckiser, and Asim Saleem, representative from Plan International Pakistan announced at [...]

15 07, 2015

World Blood Donor Day 2015 Celebrations in Pakistan


The World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) is celebrated every year on June 14 to thank voluntary blood donors for their gift of life. The designation of this special day has the support of all major stakeholders in blood transfusion medicine and blood transfusion services, including the WHO, ISBT, FIODS and the IFRC. The theme of [...]

15 09, 2014

High time for health planners to institute comprehensive strategy to provide healthcare to the participants of protest rallies to safeguard them from the risk of communicable and other diseases


By Dr. Muhammad Najeeb Durrani, Epidemiologist, Islamabad Attention of Health Authorities is needed to make interventions for basic health needs/ threats for the participants of the two protest rallies. Their stay is prolonged for an indefinite period hence they can be declared Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of war and strife. The participants include women and [...]

15 04, 2014

Preventive measures urged to control vector-borne diseases


50% of population is at risk of vector borne diseases. Vector-borne diseases accounts for more than 17% of all infectious diseases causing more than 1 million deaths annually. More than 2.5 billion people in over 100 countries are at risk of contracting dengue alone. Pakistan has been experiencing an epidemic of dengue fever since 2010 resulting in [...]

15 02, 2014

Unending plight of child domestic workers in Pakistan


The Child Rights Movement (CRM) - a coalition of 150 NGOs in Pakistan- hold a protest in front of Islamabad Press Club and demanded the federal and provincial governments to take notice of the increasing numbers of deaths of child domestic workers in the country and ban the slavery type occupation immediately. Other coalitions like [...]

15 09, 2013

Implementing interventions can save children dying from diarrhoea and pneumonia


Three low cost interventions of oral rehydration, breastfeeding and community case management can save the lives of thousands of children under-five suffering from pneumonia and diarrhoea. This was disclosed by speakers at the seminar ‘Diarrhoea and Pneumonia: Global Action Plan and Implications for Pakistan’ held at Aga Khan University. The event was held to locally [...]

15 04, 2011

Meeting held to guide and facilitate reforms in Blood Transfusion Sector


The Fourth Meeting of National Steering Committee (NSC) on Safe Blood Transfusion Project to guide and facilitate reforms in the Blood Transfusion Services of Pakistan was held at National Blood Transfusion Programme (NBTP) office, Islamabad. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Hasan Abbas Zaheer, National Programme Manager, NBTP, Ministry of Health, Islamabad. The [...]