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PMA Condemns Target Killing of Doctor
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PMA Condemns Target Killing of Doctor

KARACHI–  Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) strongly condemned the target killing of Dr. Naushad Khalid, in the city of Rawalpindi, while he was at his clinic. Secretary General, Pakistan Medical Association (Centre), Dr. SM Qaisar Sajjad stated that, this is extremely unfortunate that after so many previous incidents, our government still has failed to provide security…

HIV, Thalassemia be made part of Syllabus; Secretary Health Sindh Advocates
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HIV, Thalassemia be made part of Syllabus; Secretary Health Sindh Advocates

KARACHI– Secretary Health Sindh Dr. Fazlullah Pechuho, greatly stressed upon the need of including subject matter regarding diseases like, HIV and thalassemia in textbooks, to spread awareness amongst the general public of Sindh. Addressing the Thalassemia Awareness Program as Chief Guest, organized by Sindh Blood Transfusion Authority (SBTA), Dr. Fazlullah stated that, collective efforts are…

Consistent Screening, Vaccination can reduce Hepatitis B & C burden in Pakistan – Medical Experts
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Consistent Screening, Vaccination can reduce Hepatitis B & C burden in Pakistan – Medical Experts

KARACHI–  Cases of Hepatitis B and C, their complications, and number of deaths occurring from it have significantly increased. Approximately, 20 to 25 percent population is infected with this deadly viral disease, while in some areas of the province including Gadap, Kathore, coastal areas of Sindh, around 30 to 35 percent people have been found…

AI to assist Medicine in New Innovations linked to EED
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AI to assist Medicine in New Innovations linked to EED

KARACHI– Researchers at Aga Khan University and the University of Virginia collaborated on an innovative project, harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, in order to assess a particularly complex disorder of the intestine, Environmental Enteric Dysfunction (EED). EED; a neglected disease of poverty, is widespread among children in low-income countries such as Pakistan, where the…

Drug Inspector Accused Of Taking Bribe
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Drug Inspector Accused Of Taking Bribe

KARACHI– A medical store owner launched a written complaint, addressed to the Director Health Services, Karachi against Deputy Director Health and Drug Inspector, for allegedly persuading him into bribery. However, Director Health Dr. Tahir Aziz Sheikh said that, strict action would be taken against the official if someone found the involved person guilty of the…

Brain Eating Amoeba: Claims Yet Another Life
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Brain Eating Amoeba: Claims Yet Another Life

Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the brain-eating amoeba, took away the life of a patient, who passed away in Karachi’s private hospital, on May 7th’2018. This is said to be this year’s first death due to the deadly organism. Focal Person for the Naegleria Control Committee, Dr. Syed Zafar Mehdi, confirmed that a 40-year-old man,…

Anti-Polio Drive Starts Across Sindh
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Anti-Polio Drive Starts Across Sindh

KARACHI– The Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for Polio in Sindh, has launched its 5th Polio Campaign of year 2018, covering all districts of  Sindh including Karachi. The polio drive will cover approximately 8 million children across the province of Sindh, including about 2 million children of Karachi. More than 50,000 frontline workers (teams and area…

Public Health Risks from smokeless Tobacco highlighted by Experts
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Public Health Risks from smokeless Tobacco highlighted by Experts

KARACHI– Researchers from Aga Khan University (AKU) have launched a comprehensive study aimed at understanding and addressing public health risks posed by smokeless tobacco products,that are largely ignored by policymakers. Unlike cigarettes, smokeless or chewing tobacco products such as paan (betel leaf), niswaar (powdered tobacco snuff) and gutka (a mix of tobacco and areca nut),…

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