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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 »

Al Shifa Trust launches first children eye hospital in Islamabad

Pakistano President Mamnoon Hussain inaugurated the country’s first children eye hospital by Al-Shifa Trust

Services of Al-Shifa trust to save millions of eye sights: President Mamnoon Husain   RAWALPINDI –  Pakistan’s first children eye hospital is a gift to the society which will play a leading role in combating the disease of blindness among children in the country, President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday The hospital will not only cater for the people of Pakistan but ... Read More »

WHO declares global emergency on Zika Virus

Workers in hazmat suits in Rio de Janiero.

The World Health Organization declared (WHO) the Zika virus and its suspected link to birth defects an international public health emergency on Monday. An outbreak of the Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, was detected in Brazil last May and has since moved into more than 20 countries in Latin America. Dr. Margaret Chan, the director general of the W.H.O, said that clusters ... Read More »

Junior Doctors in Britain go on strike for first time in 40 years

Doctors from St Thomas’ Hospital in London wore their medical scrubs as they protested opposite UK Parliament.

Around 4,000 operations have been cancelled and patients warned to stay away as thousands of junior doctors around the UK have begun a 24-hour strike Thousands of Junior Doctors across Britain are striking against proposed changes to their contracts which could see them working longer hours for less pay. Junior doctors, or doctors in training who represent just over half ... Read More »

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