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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 »

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Germany funds project supporting women’s rights in Pakistan

Closing the gaps between men and women in health, education, politics and economic participation will contribute to a more equitable and more prosperous society in Pakistan, German Ambassador said ISLAMABAD – German Ambassador Ina Lepel and Omer Aftab, CEO of Women Empowerment Group (WEG) signed an agreement for a project to end violence against women. The project involves an awareness ... Read More »

Pakistani doctor wins Young Entrepreneur Awards

Dr Sara Saeed collecting her award from Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever and Polly Courtice, Director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

DoctHERS is a digital platform that connects qualified female doctors to patients who are unable to access affordable healthcare in Pakistan. Sara Saeed, a 29-year old Pakistani doctor, has won the third HRH the Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneur Prize for her project doctHERs, according to an official announcement made by Cambridge Institute of Leadership. Dr Sara Saeed is the ... Read More »

Pakistan and Afghanistan are fighting last battle to wipe out polio

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.

Polio can be eradicated only if injectable vaccines are added to oral drop campaigns By Ashfaq Yusufzai PESHAWAR (Pakistan) – Eradicating poliomyelitis, the crippling childhood disease, now hinges critically on a programme of adding the injectable, inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to the existing oral polio vaccine (OPV) drives in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the last reservoirs of the wild virus. Pakistan, ... Read More »

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