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Malnutrition costs Pakistan $7.6b annually, study reveals


Malnutrition is a heavy burden both for the mother of a weak baby, but also for the economy of Pakistan.  Malnutrition costs Pakistan US$7.6 billion annually, the consequences of malnutrition includes lost laborers, healthcare expenses and lower productivity which is 3 percent of GDP, according to a new report. The study was launched by the Pakistan Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Secretariat ... Read More »

Disability Services Helpline to be introduced soon in Pakistan


Potohar Mental Health Association is leading the initiative to introduce counselling and disability services for persons with disabilities ISLAMABAD – A dedicated disability helpline providing counseling services to persons with disabilities and their families, and connecting them with to relevant professionals, will start its operations by February 2017. The initiative is being worked by Potohar Mental Health Association (PMHA), a non-government ... Read More »

Imran Khan lays foundation of third Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital in Karachi

Imran Khan laid the foundation stone of the third Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital in Karachi

Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital Karachi will be completed by December 2019, it will cost Rs. 4.5 billion. Pakistan’s known philanthropist and Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan attended the groundbreaking ceremony organized by Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust for the third Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital in DHA City Karachi. Upon its completion, the hospital will be the third of its kind ... Read More »

Hurricane Matthew one month on: More than 600,000 children in Haiti still in need of aid

Hurricane Matthew one month on: More than 600,000 children in Haiti still in need of aid

UNICEF ramps up water, sanitation, health, education and protection services PORT-AU-PRINCE, (Haiti) – One month after Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti, nearly 600,000 children remain in need of humanitarian assistance, stalked by disease, hunger, and malnutrition, UNICEF said. “One month after the hurricane, life for more than half a million children in Haiti is still far from back to normal,” said Marc ... Read More »

Polio eradication goal is zero cases everywhere and no more viruses anywhere

A health worker vaccinates a child against polio outside her home during Polio – National Immunisation Day (NID, while her sisters watching in Sherpow in Landhi town, Karachi Pakistan.

Opionion article by the Representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Pakistan Dr. Michel Thieren in connection with World Polio Day It is inevitable that polio will be stopped, will all likelihood even by the year’s end. Wherever the virus is still actively transmitting, mostly in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the core polio epidemiological indicators attest that this virus is ... Read More »

Investing in 10-year-old girls can unlock billions for national economies

UNFPA annual State of the World Population Report 2016

UNFPA urges countries to focus on scaling up interventions to reach more girls, particularly those who are poorest and most vulnerable. ISLAMABAD –  By investing in the health, education and empowerment of its 10-year-old girls today, Pakistan has the potential to receive high individual returns, transforming not only the lives of individuals but the whole economy. These girls, who complete secondary school, can earn ... Read More »

Pakistan, Turkey deal to help improve healthcare in Punjab

Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif (L) and Turkey's Health Minister Recep Akdag (R) holding a press conference

The agreement will prove a milestone in the provision of modern healthcare facilities to the people of Punjab: CM Shahbaz Sharif LAHORE – Pakistan and Turkey have signed a new deal on healthcare cooperation. Turkey has agreed to cooperate with the Punjab government for the uplift of healthcare system across the province. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was the chief guest ... Read More »

Unilever and doctHERs partnership to improve healthcare in Pakistan

Unilever and doctHERs partnership to improve healthcare in Pakistan

Young Entrepreneur Award winner Dr Sara Saeed from DoctHERs and Lifebuoy take ‪‎collective action by partnering up to improve healthcare access in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – Lifebuoy and doctHERs have agreed to work together for the improvement of healthcare across Pakistan, the two companies have announced. The partnership between Lifebuoy and doctHERs will enable increased outreach of quality healthcare by educating new mothers about simple ... Read More »

Almost 50% Kashmir’s adults suffer from depression: Study

50% of Kashmir’s adults suffer from depression

According to the survey one out of every two adults was mentally afflicted in the Kashmir valley in some way or other ISLAMABAD – Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) survey report says that over half of the population of Kashmir was suffering from depression. The survey says that hundreds of stress disorder cases come to Kashmir hospitals daily. The research, released ... Read More »

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