10 12, 2023

Medical waste incinerator launched in Islamabad: Pakistan’s pathway to sustainable development


        By Nur-UL-Ainnie Kazi, Health Officer, ICT/CDA, Federal Directorate of Immunization, Islamabad Environmentally friendly incinerator given the green light by the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations & Coordination, Pakistan. A cutting- edge medical facility envisioned to be a game changer as an environmental footprint in the hospital waste management system, as Pakistan [...]

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 03, 2015

WHO Calls for Universal Use of Smart Syringes


Use of the same syringe or needle to give injections to more than one person is driving the spread of a number of deadly infectious diseases worldwide. Millions of people could be protected from infections acquired through unsafe injections if all healthcare programmes switched to syringes that cannot be used more than once. For these [...]

15 08, 2013

Over 13 million suffer from hepatitis in Pakistan


Every 30 seconds, one person dies from hepatitis in the Asia Pacific region. “This death rate is three times as high as HIV/AIDS,” revealed Dr Saeed Hamid at a public awareness session held to mark World Hepatitis Day at the Aga Khan University Hospital. He was basing his statements on figures released in the Global [...]

15 08, 2011

Awareness key to controlling various types of Hepatitis


The number of people suffering from various types of hepatitis is on the rise in the country. This is the first time that World Hepatitis Day is being sponsored globally by the World Health Organization (WHO) following the passing of the resolution on Viral Hepatitis at the 63rd World Health Assembly in May [...]