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15 06, 2019

UNAIDS delegation briefs Governor Sindh on causes of HIV outbreak in Larkana

2019-07-01T20:50:32+00:00

Regional UNAIDS officials briefed Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail that unsafe injection practices and poor infection control had emerged as the leading cause of the recent HIV outbreak in Ratodero area of Larkana, saying UNAIDS was ready to extend all possible support to the Pakistani health authorities in managing the situation and to prevent such outbreaks [...]

15 06, 2019

Seven-day anti-polio campaign carried out in Karachi

2019-07-01T20:33:37+00:00

A 7-day Anti-polio campaign Anti-polio campaign began in various parts of the Karachi. The campaign was inaugurated by Commissioner Karachi, Iftikhar Shallwani, who is also head of the taskforce formed by the Sindh government on polio eradication, will inaugurate the campaign. The campaign covered 105 union councils in the city. During the campaign 7,000 polio [...]

15 03, 2019

Govt spending Rs.140b annually to control tobacco related diseases

2019-04-03T19:54:25+00:00

According to World Health Organization (WHO), Government spends around Rs.140billion annually to control tobacco related diseases, while imposition of additional health levy is essential to eradicate the spread of tobacco epidemic, statement said. Human Development Foundation (HDF) a body working for tobacco control in the country. WHO also recognizes taxation as the most effective way [...]

15 01, 2019

Zero polio transmission and health for all – WHO

2019-02-02T21:38:18+00:00

World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted WHO’s commitment to the final push to eradicate polio on a 4-day visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan - the only two countries where wild poliovirus cases were reported last year. He also commended the governments of both countries for their efforts to provide universal access to health [...]

15 01, 2019

MoU signed for upgradation of Basic Health Units

2019-02-02T19:24:44+00:00

Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) and World Health Organisation (WHO) signed an MoU for the up gradation of Basic Health Units (BHUs) infrastructure in the city. The statement issued said that Director General World Health Organization Dr. Tedros who is currently on a two day visit to Pakistan visited a Basic Health Unit in [...]

15 12, 2018

Developing national transplant programme urged

2019-01-11T22:19:16+00:00

International Transplant Surgeons, Academicians and policy makers across the world at Seminar on Update in Organ Transplantation held recently at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) underscored the need for every single country to develop national transplant programme based on ethical practices, transparency and well-being of the patients. The Seminar was attended by Dr. [...]

15 11, 2018

UNICEF, WHO to support Pakistan’s mass measles immunisation campaign

2018-12-09T20:30:40+00:00

More than 32 million children will be immunised against measles, an exceptionally contagious and deadly virus, in two weeks. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) joined the Government of Pakistan in kick-starting a nationwide measles campaign to vaccinate more than 32 million children – one-sixth of the population. During the two [...]

15 11, 2018

EPI cost effective preventive health measure

2018-12-09T20:16:45+00:00

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

3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life

2018-09-05T20:26:58+00:00

Breastfeeding within an hour after birth is critical for saving newborn lives   An estimated, 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, say UNICEF and WHO in a [...]

15 08, 2018

Message from UNICEF Country Representative for Pakistan

2018-09-05T20:21:53+00:00

By Aida Girma      Breastfeeding is one of the most important public health interventions that we know of. It’s perfect; entirely natural, 100% nutritionally balanced and completely cost effective. Commemorating the World Breastfeeding Week, we have some achievements to celebrate and some challenges to collectively address. First, let me offer my congratulations to Pakistan for its [...]

15 08, 2018

Advocacy Seminar on ‘Promotion and Protection of Breastfeeding’

2018-09-05T20:20:16+00:00

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 08, 2018

World Hepatitis day observed with free Hepatitis screening camp

2018-09-05T20:02:11+00:00

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 08, 2018

High number of Dental Practitioners lacking adequate qualifications

2018-09-05T19:57:10+00:00

Says the dentist to population ratio is Pakistan is 1:1,305,811, while the WHO standard for developing countries is 1:75,000  Dental hygiene is a new concept in Pakistan and in many countries of the developing world it is still unknown. There are approximately 40,000 non-qualified dental practitioners in Pakistan. The dentist to population ratio in the [...]

15 07, 2018

Low quality healthcare increasing the burden of illness & health costs globally

2018-09-05T20:27:34+00:00

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate [...]

15 07, 2018

Promoters Initiative Programme launched to encourage breastfeeding

2018-07-31T20:53:41+00:00

Sindh Caretaker Minister for Health, Education and Population Welfare Sindh, Dr. Saadia Rizvi said that the rate of breastfeeding was only around 37% in Sindh and that was one of the main reasons why children were suffering from diarrhea and other childhood diseases in the province. She expressed these views at the Breastfeeding Promoters Initiative [...]