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Medical Editors’ Conference held at UHS
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Medical Editors’ Conference held at UHS

Medical Experts attending the 2nd National Conference, held recently on – “Challenges and Opportunities in Scientific Publishing” held extensive discussions to reach the conclusion that; A dire need exists for improving the; networking, understanding and learning for medical editors and reviewers in Pakistan. This will ensure standardization of research and quality of publications. Pakistan Association…

Liver transplant training at ziauddin hospital, soon.
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Liver transplant training at ziauddin hospital, soon.

Recently, a two-year-old child named; Nalain Aziz, became the 500th Pakistani, to successfully receive a liver transplant from India. Aziz was suffering from a rare ailment called – biliary atresia. His liver and intestine had lost connection. This disease in children usually develops progressive jaundice and the patient needs to undergo a specific surgery known…

Health minister receives “Contempt” notice from SHC.
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Health minister receives “Contempt” notice from SHC.

Karachi: The State Minister for National Health Service along with the Director General NHS and other Members of the Managing Committee of Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC), have all received notices from the Sindh High Court, in response to a “Contempt of Court” application. These high officials have been accused of defying the Sindh…

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

12 more cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in Saudi Arabia Camels are suspected to be the likely source of animal to human MERS infection. There has been a sudden increase in the incidence of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) cases in Saudi Arabia recently, as 12 more cases of MERS have emerged. The…

Killing of vaccination teams and lady health workers
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Killing of vaccination teams and lady health workers

Although every life taken by the terrorists is precious and condemnable. Over the years, Pakistan has lost over 50,000 lives in this bloodbath. Although the Armed forces and law enforcers are making all possible efforts to control it, these offensive attacks still continue. We cannot win this war without the united efforts and contributions of…

Chief Minister Punjab promises better health care
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Chief Minister Punjab promises better health care

The Chief Minister of Punjab – Mian Shahbaz Shareef recently addressed the 2nd Annual convocation of Shaikh Zayed Medical College in Rahim Yar Khan, where he stated that; The real purpose of spending billions of rupees on the health sector cannot be achieved unless modern treatment facilities become available to the poor and deprived people…

Seminar on poor reproductive health facilities
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Seminar on poor reproductive health facilities

PESHAWAR: In an effort to better understand the sexual and reproductive health issues of adolescent girls and young mothers, a seminar was held in Peshawar recently. The moot was conducted by an NGO named – Rehnuma – in association with CARE International. Addressing the conference delegates, Dr. Rehan – the author of a report on…

Measles outbreak continue in Balochistan
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Measles outbreak continue in Balochistan

Quetta, Pakistan: At least 6 six children had died many are suffering from a measles outbreak in at least 3 districts in Balochistan in the last few days.. The provincial Deputy Coordinated of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) Dr. Ishaq Panezai confirmed the report however further claims that they are unable to proceed in…

Open Pharma trade with India- Can it work?
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Open Pharma trade with India- Can it work?

By: S M Turab Hussain & Muhammad Usman Khan. Presently, the size of the local pharmaceutical market in Pakistan is around US$2.0 billion (60% of the market share belonging to local manufacturers) with a contribution to GDP of almost 1%. This share can potentially exceed US$2.5 billion by 2015 as incomes increase and health expenditure…

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