15 03, 2019

Increasing drug resistance is limiting the options to treat infections- Moving back towards pre-antibiotic era?


Professor Dr.  Saeed Khan, Department of Pathology, Dow International Medical College,  Dow University of Health Sciences, saeedkhn@gmail.com, saeed.khan@duhs.edu.pk When the most groundbreaking discoveries of the 20th century are discussed, it is unanimously agreed upon to consider antibiotics as being one of them. A Scottish scientist named Alexander Fleming introduced us to this miracle at St. [...]

15 03, 2019

Steps for women’s empowerment highlighted


Sindh Minister for Women Development Department, Syed Shela Raza has said that the Government of Sindh is taking practical steps for social, economic and political empowerment of women so that they could contribute to the development of society. She was addressing the distribution ceremony of health insurance cards and launching of e-shops for home-based workers [...]

15 11, 2018

CM Sindh directs education dept to update curriculum


Sindh Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed education department to update curriculum and textbooks to align with United Nations Sustainable Goals 2030 for which special focus would be given for improvement of science, mathematics and English language books. This he said that while presiding over a meeting to improve school education system here [...]

15 08, 2018

Govt expresses concerns over rapid population growth


Govt to reactivate Population Commission; to set up special fund with Rs.5bn allocation Caretaker Minister for National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh while expressing serious concerns over the rapid population growth in Pakistan reiterated the government’s commitment to work in unison to increase awareness on population issues including the importance of family [...]

15 08, 2018

Issue of early child marriages discussed


The Marvi Rural Development Organisation (MRDO) organised a multi-stakeholders meeting in Sukkur on the issue of early child marriages in District Khairpur Sindh. The objective of this session was to highlight the overall issues related to child marriages and forced marriages which are taking place in interior Sindh. Speaking on the occasion, speakers said that [...]

15 07, 2018

Training of Trainers on Facility based Health System Response to GBV


The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (MoNHSR&C), Pakistan in collaboration with Department of Health Punjab and the WHO country office with support provided by the WHO Headquarters and Regional Office conducted a 3-day Training of Trainers on Health System Response to GBV in Islamabad. The training was conducted under UN Joint Programme [...]

15 06, 2018

Protecting the health of children living in conflict


?Researchers from Aga Khan University and Canada’s Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto will collaborate on a study that aims to identify the most effective measures to help mothers breastfeed during protracted crises. According to Dr. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Director of AKU’s Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health and lead Researcher on the [...]

15 05, 2018

P&G announces a new initiative for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Pakistan


Around 10,000 women and girls to receive vocational training and quality education over the next 3 years Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced the launch of its latest Gender Equality initiative under the P&G program at a formal ceremony held in Karachi, reinforcing its commitment to contribute towards the economic empowerment of women in the country. Through [...]

15 04, 2018

New global guidance to promote Breastfeeding in health facilities issued


The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) jointly issued new ten-step guidance on Wednesday to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding is vital to a child's lifelong health, and reduces costs for health facilities, families, and governments. WHO statistics show that breastfeeding within [...]

15 04, 2018

Pakistan blood safety project is moving in the right direction – WHO


A senior level delegation from the World Health Organisation’s EMRO office visited Pakistan to get an overview of the blood transfusion system in the country. The delegation includes Dr. Franciscus Adrianus Konings, Regional Advisor, and Dr. Yetmgeta E. Abdella, Medical Officer, Blood Safety. The itinerary of the Mission included meetings with key stakeholders and visits [...]

15 03, 2018

17-point Action Plan for achieving SDGs presented


Senator Farhatullah Babar presented 17-point Action Plan for achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while addressing Task Forces on SDGs in the Provincial parliaments at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) held recently in Islamabad. Addresing the Parliament, he informed that the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted unanimously by the UN [...]

15 01, 2018

UN Women and the Punjab Government sign MoU for future cooperation


UN Women and Strategic Reforms Unit (SRU) of the Punjab Government on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for future cooperation in promoting gender equality efforts. The MoU was signed by the Country Representative for UN Women, Mr. Jamshed M. Kazi and Director General, SRU, Mr. Salman Sufi in the presence of officials representing both sides and media representatives. Through this [...]

15 12, 2017

Speakers highlight issues hampering women’s access to justice


An in-depth panel discussion on ‘Violence against Women (VAW) and Women’s Access to Justice” was organized by UN Women in collaboration with Sustainable Development Policy Institutes (SDPI) recently in Islamabad. The discussion was held as part of the ‘20th Sustainable Development Conference’. The objective of the session was to provide a platform for gathering and presenting evidence [...]

15 09, 2016

National Consultation on Sustainable Development Goals focuses on better quality of life


A National Consultation was organised by World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health, Islamabad with a view to advocate for implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Health jointly by Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination and in World Health Organization. The focus of the discussion was to align targets under [...]