31 12, 2023

Federal Health Minister, Dr. Nadeem Jan talk about Global Health Security Summit 2024


Federal Health Minister, Dr. Nadeem Jan said that Pakistan was going to become first country in the world to organise the global health security summit. He expressed these view during a meeting with Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Nawaf Saeed Al Malkiy who called on the Minister. Dr. Nadeem Jan said that the summit will be [...]

15 06, 2019

Govt to initiate NAP in health sector to improve Health Facilities


Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination Dr. Zafar Mirza said that a National Action Plan (NAP) in health sector was being planned with the coordination and consultation of the provinces to improve the health facilities. He said this while addressing a joint press briefing with Health Minister [...]

15 03, 2019

Residents of France Colony to get free treatment services


Federal Minister National Health Services, Aamer Mehmood Kiani launched free screening, testing and treatment services for the residents of slum area of France Colony in Islamabad. He expressed these views during his visit to special Free Camp established by the Ministry of Health, Islamabad. On the occasion, he said that the government is cognisant of [...]

15 03, 2019

NHS establishes Model Infectious Diseases Centre


The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination established Model Infectious Diseases Centre to provide free testing and treatment of Hepatitis C and Tuberculosis. The Centre was inaugurated by Federal Minister, Aamer Mehmood Kiani at a Dispensary in Islamabad. Sharing his view on this occasion, Aamer Mehmood Kiani the government is revamping all health services [...]

15 01, 2018

Kiran Sitara Program holds She Leads Conference


Kiran Sitara Program, IRD and Indus Health Network in collaboration with the Department of Education, Government of Sindh organized a She Leads Conference recently in Karachi. She Leads Conference aimed to highlight and celebrate the success of young students participated in the Kiran Sitara program.  This initiative is an Adolescent Health and Leadership program which mobilizes young [...]

15 12, 2017

300 factory workers screened for TB


About 300 factory workers were screened for TB diagnosis and treatment at the first TB Screening Camp organized by Stop TB Pakistan at a factory of SITE Association of Industry (SAI). The screening camp was organized in collaboration with the Community Health Services (CHS) under the supervision of Dr. Syed Sharaf Ali Shah, Vice Chairman, Stop [...]

15 08, 2016

Progress of TB care activities and future plans discussed in NTP’s Inter-Provincial Meeting


National TB Control Program (NTP) Islamabad organized its two-day 53rd Inter-Provincial Meeting (IPM) to review the progress of TB care activities and future plans of the program recently at a hotel in Islamabad. It was attended by national and provincial program managers, unit heads, GF objective coordinators, M&E staff, PRL focal persons, technical and implementing [...]

15 08, 2016

Pak Pharma & Health Care Expo : Pharmaceuticals stresses to link prices with inflation


Pharmaceuticals have demanded government to link drug prices with inflation and allow at least 50 percent of inflation rates to be increased. They also urged Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP) to help domestic pharmaceutical industry to tap big international markets for exports. This was said by former Chairman Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) and Chairman [...]

17 03, 2016

WHO calls on countries to unite to end TB


On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls on countries and partners to ‘Unite to End Tuberculosis’. The call comes as we enter the era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ending tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 is a target of the SDGs and the goal of the WHO End TB Strategy. [...]

15 01, 2016

‘Health in 2015’ launched – from MDGs to SDGs


World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a new comprehensive analysis of global health trends since 2000 and an assessment of the challenges for the next 15 years. The "Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs" identifies the key drivers of progress in health under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It lays out actions that [...]

15 01, 2016

NTP’s 51st Inter-Provincial Meeting Q-3rd 2015


National TB Control Program (NTP) organized its 51st Quarterly Inter-Provincial Meeting (IPM) Q-3rd 2015 at a local hotel in Islamabad. The Meeting held to review the progress of TB care activities and future plans of the Program. The Meeting was attended by NTP Manager, all PTP/RTP Managers, Global Fund Coordinators, Program and Technical Officers, M [...]

15 03, 2015

Raising awareness about TB can help to lower TB rates – Dr. Abdul Majeed Akhtar


Dr. Abdul Majeed Akhtar is the Provincial Program Manager of TB Control Program-Punjab. He is associated with TB Control Program since 2014. On the eve of World TB Day, team of Medical Review interviewed Dr. Abdul Majeed Akhtar. Following are the excerpts of his Interview. Q – Please tell us something about yourself? Ans - [...]

15 03, 2015

Provincial TB Control Program – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


TB Control Programme, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa commemorates World TB Day every year in March to create awareness about this disease. An estimated 60,000 new TB cases occur in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa every year while Pakistan ranks 5th among high burden TB countries in the world. Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has pledged to achieve the objectives set out [...]