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WHO: New Multidrug Resistant TB Treatment Could Be Game Changer

WHO: New Multidrug Resistant TB Treatment Could Be Game Changer GENEVA— The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending a new easier and cheaper treatment for multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) that it says will save the lives of tens of thousands of people. Every year, nearly 500,000 men, women and children worldwide develop multidrug resistant tuberculosis. […]

WHO Urges Pregnant Women to Avoid Rio Olympics

WHO Urges Pregnant Women to Avoid Rio Olympics The World Health Organization on Thursday warned women against traveling to areas with ongoing Zika virus transmissions, including Rio de Janeiro, site of the 2016 Olympics. “There is scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly (children being born with unusually small heads) and other […]

WHO: Conflict, Inequality, and Economic Exclusion Threaten Health Gains

WHO: Conflict, Inequality, and Economic Exclusion Threaten Health Gains   GENEVA — The Director-General of the World Health Organization warns conflict, social inequality and economic exclusion are threatening important gains made in health.  WHO Director-General Margaret Chan lost no time in telling delegates achievements in the global campaign to wipe out polio are in danger of […]

WHO Unveils New Malaria ‘Roadmap’ – (Listen to audio report)

WHO Unveils New Malaria ‘Roadmap’ – (Listen to audio report) Listen to audio report [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Malaria infects hundreds of millions of people every year and causes well over a half million deaths. The World Health Organization and its partners Thursday announced a new goal to license vaccines by 2030 […]

WHO Seeks Funding for Emergency Response to Drug-resistant Malaria

WHO Seeks Funding for Emergency Response to Drug-resistant Malaria BANGKOK — The World Health Organization is warning that about $450 million is needed over the next three years to stop a strain of drug-resistant malaria from spreading beyond Southeast Asia to the rest of the world. Researchers say the artemisinin-resistant strain has spread to Burma and […]

Nigeria Polio Cases Drop 50 Percent in 2013

Nigeria Polio Cases Drop 50 Percent in 2013 ABUJA — Nigeria is one of just a few countries where children are still at risk of paralysis or death from polio.  The government and aid organizations are working furiously to vaccinate as many children as possible.  But as World Polio Day arrives this Friday, the country’s worst-hit […]

Suspected Polio Outbreak in Syrian Province Spreads

Suspected Polio Outbreak in Syrian Province Spreads GENEVA — At least 22 people are now suspected of having polio in Syria, where health officials are scrambling to respond to the first outbreak of the crippling viral disease in 14 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Most of those stricken with acute flaccid paralysis – a […]

WHO urges action against hepatitis viruses

WHO urges action against hepatitis viruses KARACHI: World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging governments, in connection with World Hepatitis Day on July 28, to act against the five hepatitis viruses that can cause severe liver infections and lead to 1.4 million deaths every year. Some of these hepatitis viruses, most notably types B and C, […]

WHO declares anemia the most prevalent maternal complication

WHO declares anemia the most prevalent maternal complication ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) multi-country survey on maternal and newborn health on Wednesday claimed that anaemia, postpartum haemorrhage and pre-eclampsia were the most prevalent maternal complications. Sharing the results of the WHO survey at the report dissemination ceremony, the head of the Department, Mother and […]

World Health Day today with focus on blood pressure

World Health Day today with focus on blood pressure ISLAMABAD – World Health Day is being observed today and the theme of this year’s World Health Day campaign is high blood pressure.This year’s campaign provides an opportunity to focus attention on the prevention and control of heart disease and stroke through a focus on hypertension […]

World Health Organisation (WHO) praises TB control programmes

World Health Organisation (WHO) praises TB control programmes LAHORE – The World Health Organisation (WHO) representative in Pakistan Dr Ni’ma Saeed Abid has expressed satisfaction over the performance of national and provincial tuberculosis (TB) control programmes. She hoped that with an increased pace of effort, the millennium development goals relating to the tuberculosis may be at […]

World Health Organization WHO: Better Laws Needed to Reduce Road Fatalities

World Health Organization WHO: Better Laws Needed to Reduce Road Fatalities GENEVA — A new study by the World Health Organization finds that 1.25 million people die every year from road traffic crashes. The report says many of these fatalities are preventable. The World Health Organization reports the number of yearly road traffic deaths has remained […]

WHO, Unicef to fund measles vaccine procurement

WHO, Unicef to fund measles vaccine procurement Islamabad – The World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) have decided to provide funding to Pakistan for procurement of measles vaccine. Besides, the funding will also cover operational cost of routine and special immunisation campaigns, said Dr Nadia Taleb, Advisor at WHO for Eastern Mediterranean […]

WHO, UNICEF to extend support for anti-measles drive

WHO, UNICEF to extend support for anti-measles drive ISLAMABAD – Acting Wafaqi Mohtasib M. Salman Faruqui on Friday held a meeting with the representatives of WHO, UNICEF and GAVI Mission, to discuss situation related to measles outbreak in the country.Dr Nadia Taleb, Regional Advisor VPI, WHO assured the international community stood by Pakistan in its […]

WHO Urges Reduced Salt Intake

WHO Urges Reduced Salt Intake The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines urging adults to consume less salt and include a minimum amount of potassium in their diets. In a statement released Thursday, the WHO says adults should consume less than two grams of sodium or fewer than five grams of salt each […]

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  • Third Decade of LUMS: The Celebration
  • Consultative meeting on art and culture at PU ISCS
  • Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali has assumed the charge of Vice Chancellor, Government College University Faisalabad
  • Pakistan Medical & Dental Council (PMDC) public notice to de-notify seven universities
  • Postgradute Medical Students Alert: Pakistan Medical & Dental Council PMDC
  • Students Alert: Pakistan Medical & Dental Council PMDC
  • PMDC Approves Increased Admission Seats for Medical Colleges in Punjab
  • Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUASA) for redefining HEC role
  • HIV positive women can have safe offspring after treatment!
  • Scam of bogus attendances of children in schools unearthed in Rawalpindi
  • Gearing up for AIDS-free generation – – AIDS Day celebrated in Lahore
  • Young Doctors Association YDA threatens to stage street show
  • Sisters on strike against Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore Medical Superintendent MS
  • KIPS students awarded at Alhamra Lahore
  • CM takes notice of admission policy of University of Karachi
  • Five new AIDS diagnostic centres in Sindh soon in Sindh
  • Aga Khan University Examination Board hosts annual high achievers awards ceremony
  • Water contamination causes 40% deaths in urban areas: moot told
  • Sindh Culture Day on 7th December 2014
  • Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah tells Education Department to prioritise development schemes
  • World AIDS Day today: Campaign ‘No syringe – need life’ launched