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 01, 2019

Nutrition Interventions & their outcomes in Sindh reviewed


To review the progress on Nutrition focused programme interventions and their outcomes in Sindh, Provincial Task Force Secretariat for Nutrition, Planning and Development Board (GoS), organized a Round Table Conference in collaboration with Accelerated Action Plan (AAP) for Reduction in Stunting and Malnutrition (P&DD), USAID, UNICEF and World Food Programme recently at a local hotel [...]

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 11, 2018

EPI cost effective preventive health measure


Federal Minister of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Aamer Mehmood Kiani stressed upon the need of strengthening EPI program as the most cost effective preventive health measure. He expressed these views while addressing a Meeting on EPI Program. The meeting was attended by Additional Secretary Health, Iqbal Durrani, National Program Manager EPI, Dr. Syed [...]

15 08, 2018

Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’


Nutrition Support Program (NSP) Govt. of Sindh in collaboration with UNICEF organized an Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’ on 8th August 2018 at a local hotel in Karachi aimed to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding. Dr. Ismail Memon, Program Manager, Nutrition Support Program (NSP) in his welcome address appraised the [...]

15 07, 2018

USAID hands over Mobile Bus Library Program to SEF


USAID Pakistan handed over two mobile bus libraries to the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) at a ceremony held recently in Karachi for SEF schools throughout Sindh.  John Smith-Sreen, USAID Provincial Director, Sindh and Balochistan and Naheed Durrani, Managing Director SEF officiated at the ceremony. For the last two years, these mobile bus libraries have been [...]

15 04, 2018

USAID hosts dinner to showcase Pakistani halal meat & vegetables


The U.S.-Pakistan Partnership for Agricultural Market Development (AMD)-a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supported project-organized a Branding Dinner in Islamabad to showcase Pakistan's halal meat, high-value, off-season vegetables and kinnow. Pakistani government officials, exporters, processors, foreign trade attachés, and dignitaries including USAID Mission Director Jerry Bisson and Chairman Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) Dr. [...]

15 04, 2018

Breakthrough natural Diarrhea Treatment launched In Pakistan


Ferozsons Laboratories Limited - a publicly listed healthcare company has partnered with PanTheryx Inc. - an innovative US life science company to launch DiaResQ sachets, a breakthrough nutritional innovation for diarrhoea relief in children and adults. The product was included among the world’s 30 leading healthcare innovations that show promise in transforming global health by [...]

15 03, 2018

CEO DRAP services lauded


A prestigious and warm farewell in honor of retiring CEO DRAP, Dr. Aslam was organized in the Ministry of NHSRC. It was attended by Senior members of NHSRC. Sharing her views on the occasion, Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar appreciated Dr. Aslam's selfless and extremely remarkable  services with high level of  competency, integrity and leadership, as [...]

15 03, 2018

Non-Formal Education Policy 2017 launched


The Sindh Non-Formal Education (NFE) Policy was formally launched by Minister for Education and Literacy Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar at a ceremony held recently in Karachi. The event was attended by School Education and Literacy Department (SELD) Secretary, Dr. Iqbal Durrani, USAID Deputy Mission Director John Smith-Sreen and representatives of other development agencies like JICA [...]

15 12, 2017

US Consul General inaugurates State-of-the-Art school


The US Consul General Grace Shelton and Sindh Education Minister Jam Mahtab Hussain Dahar inaugurated a new school constructed in Sukkur through the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in cooperation with the government of Sindh. Sindh Secretary of Education Iqbal Durrani, community leaders, teachers, students and parents were also present at [...]

15 09, 2016

Coordinated efforts needed to control HIV/AIDS in Sindh


Enhanced HIV/AIDS Control Program of Sindh organized a two-day 2nd Conference on AIDS in Sindh at a local hotel in Karachi. The aim of the Conference was to identify the right approach and step to accelerate the Fast Track Response to HIV/AIDS in Sindh Province whereas the theme of the Conference was ‘Accelerating HIV / [...]

15 08, 2016

USAID to expand its educational program in Sindh


Provincial Minister for Education, Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar visited Program Management and Implementation Unit of USAID funded Sindh Basic Education Program at Clifton Karachi and presided over a review meeting. The meeting was attended by the representative Rendy of USAID Karachi. The minister was briefed by the Program Director Rafique Burro over the goals and [...]

15 01, 2016

Chief Minister Sindh inaugurated Jacobabad Institute of Medical Science


Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Sindh Chief Minister and David Hale US Ambassador inaugurated the Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS) recently. The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), provided $18 million to build the 133-bed hospital complex and supply it with medical equipment and a solar energy system. Dr. Jam [...]