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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 »

Best jobs for 2016: Health, Tech, Management

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New year, new beginnings. While many people make promises to eat better or exercise more, others look to land a new job or switch careers. If the latest jobs report is any indication, the employment landscape seems promising for 2016. The U.S. economy added 211,000 new jobs in November, while the unemployment rate held steady at 5%. Wages were up ... Read More »

Pakistan announces Health cards to benefit poor families

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addresses a gathering at the launching ceremony of National Health Program in Islamabad on December 31, 2015

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today launched National Health Program for free medical treatment, of the poor and destitute people. “It is our duty to provide the best medical care to poor people and this program is just a step further in executing our responsibility,” PM Nawaz said at the inaugural ceremony of the National Health Program. Nawaz Sharif said ... Read More »

President urges for increased investment in Health at Shifa Convocation

President Mamnoon Hussain in a group photo with gold medalists and degree holders on the occasion of 3rd convocation of Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University at Jinnah Convention Centre, Islamabad on December 30, 2015

96 MBBS, 74 nursing, 6 MBA Graduates and 26 Medical Technologists receive degrees at 3rd convocation of Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University ISLAMABAD – President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain stressed for the need to invest heavily in health care and health education sectors to make a meaningful headway in making this country economically prosperous at the convocation ceremony of Shifa University. “Pakistan, ... Read More »

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital inaugurated in Peshawar

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital inaugurated in Peshawar

PESHAWAR (Pakistan) – The second franchise of country’s biggest cancer hospital has started operations in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital. Fakhir Afridi, a cancer patient, inaugurated the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) in Peshawar on Tuesday. It may be recalled that the Shaukat Khanum Memroial Cancer Hospital Lahore was also inaugurated by a child cancer patient, Sumera ... Read More »

Brazil declares emergency after 2,400 babies born with brain damage

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More than 2,400 suspected cases of microcephaly have been reported this year in 20 Brazilian states, compared with 147 cases last year. Doctors are investigating 29 related infant deaths. Microcephaly results in babies being born with abnormally small heads that cause, often serious, developmental issues and sometimes early death. As a result, six states have declared a state of emergency. ... Read More »

Majority of Punjab’s brick kiln child-workers enrolled in schools

Majority of Punjab's brick kiln child-workers enrolled in schools

Around 18,622 out of 23,000 children working in brick kilns in Punjab have been enrolled in schools LAHORE – “Out of 23,000 working children in brick kilns in Pakistan, 18,622 have been successfully enrolled in schools for education” said Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Minister for Labour and Manpower Punjab while addressing a high profile launch of Labour Inspection project. The Government of Punjab has completed a ... Read More »

Heavy air pollution closes schools in Tehran

Heavy air pollution closes schools in Tehran

Air pollution in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has reached an alarming level Tehran (IRAN) – Schools across Tehran closed on Sunday and Monday and residents have been warned to stay at home as thick smog of pollution hangs in the air, officials said on Saturday. Esfandyar Chaharband said the decision has been made due to the severe air pollution and ... Read More »

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