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US continues to invest for better Health Systems in Pakistan

US continues to invest for better Health Systems in Pakistan

USAID and Ministry of National Health Services Regulation & Coordination aims to invest  on provincial health reforms, public health and childbirth care United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director John Groarke, Secretary of the Ministry of National Health Services Muhammad Ayub Shaikh, Executive Director Health Services Academy Dr. Assad Hafeez, and Secretary Health Department Government of Sindh Dr. Fazlullah ... Read More »

China is about to get its first vertical forest

Courtesy: — They could be the breath of fresh air that pollution-choked cities desperately need. Vertical forests – high-rise buildings covered with trees and plants – absorb carbon dioxide, filter dust from pollution and produce oxygen. They’re also an ingenious way of planting more trees and creating habitats for wildlife in cities that are squeezed for space. China, a nation experiencing ... Read More »

This new robot reduces brain surgery to two minutes

This new robot reduces brain surgery to two minutes

The robotic drill performs skull surgery 50 times faster than standard procedure The robotic technology is available from many years, but was only applied to machine world. Now it’s been implemented successfully into medical applications. Scientists have discovered a robotic drill that can cut the most sensitive brain surgery down from two hours to two and a half minutes. The ... Read More »

World Health Day 2017: Depression and Anxiety on rise in Pakistan


Depression Treatment is the focus of World Health Day 2017 Depression, the leading cause of disability worldwide, is the focus of 2017 World Health Day and the theme of this year is “depression – let’s talk”. Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry ... Read More »

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 »

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