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Unicef to continue offering humanitarian support to Pakistan

Unicef to continue offering humanitarian support to Pakistan Islamabad- For 2013, United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) has planned to continue supporting humanitarian assistance in Pakistan in coordination with the government, other UN agencies and non-governmental organisations in order to respond to the needs of the millions of children and women affected by insecurity and floods. According […]

UNICEF Needs $1.4 Billion for Child Emergencies Around the World

UNICEF Needs $1.4 Billion for Child Emergencies Around the World GENEVA — The U.N. Children’s Fund is appealing for $1.4 billion in 2013 to meet the immediate, life-saving needs of tens of millions of children gripped by conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies in 45 countries and regions.  As in previous years, most of these emergencies are […]

World Health Organisation WHO launches anti-measles drive

World Health Organisation WHO launches anti-measles drive KARACHI – The World Health Organisation has announced that it is starting a large measles vaccination campaign targeting 2.9 million children in eight districts of Sindh as an emergency response to the outbreak in the province.Figures collected from various official sources and surveys provide evidence of the current outbreak […]

Global Infertility Rates Generally Hold Steady (Listen to Audio Report)

Global Infertility Rates Generally Hold Steady (Listen to Audio Report) The World Health Organization says infertility rates around the world have remained relatively stable since 1990. Almost 50 million couples worldwide were unable to have a child after five years of trying. However, one region was a big exception. The WHO says infertility rates have […]

WHO head warns diseases set to rise

WHO head warns diseases set to rise HONG KONG: The head of the World Health Organization warned Thursday that infectious diseases will spread more easily in the future due to globalisation, changing lifestyles and rising population densities. “The future looks very bright for microbes, not so good for humanity,” Margaret Chan told a luncheon in […]

WHO: New SARS-Related Virus Not Easily Transmitted

WHO: New SARS-Related Virus Not Easily Transmitted The World Health Organization says a new virus that has killed one person and has left another person in critical condition does not appear to spread easily from person to person. The United Nations agency said Friday it is working with its international partners to better understand the public health […]

WHO issues guidance on new virus

WHO issues guidance on new virus GENEVA: The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged health workers everywhere to report patients with acute respiratory infection who may have been in Saudi Arabia or Qatar, following the discovery of a new virus from the same family as SARS. WHO put out a global alert on Sunday saying […]

Attacker of UN doctor held

Attacker of UN doctor held KARACHI – Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested a man allegedly involved in an armed attack on a UN vehicle during a polio immunization campaign at Sohrab Goth in Karachi on July 17. A foreign doctor from Ghana and his driver were injured in the firing. According to the […]

Tobacco firms violating anti-tobacco laws, says WHO official

Tobacco firms violating anti-tobacco laws, says WHO official Karachi – With the health authorities focusing on the eradication of polio, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the government appear to be turning a blind to eye to brazen violations of the anti-tobacco law. A WHO official in Karachi told The News that certain international cigarette companies […]

WHO says it found new Sars-like virus

WHO says it found new Sars-like virus LONDON: A new virus belonging to the same family as the Sars virus that killed 800 people in 2002 has been identified in Britain in a man who had recently been in Saudi Arabia, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday. The United Nations health body, which […]

Launch of ‘The State of Children in Pakistan’ on 24th

Launch of ‘The State of Children in Pakistan’ on 24th ISLAMABAD: The Child Complaint Office (CCO) in collaboration with UNICEF will launch latest study on ‘The State of Children in Pakistan’ on September 24. The CCO, established by Wafaqi Mohtasib in collaboration with UNICEF, serves as a dedicated mechanism for receiving and resolving complaints from […]

Maternal health remains a thorn by our side – World Health Organization’s (WHO)

Maternal health remains a thorn by our side – World Health Organization’s (WHO) Islamabad – Internationally, the number of maternal deaths has decreased from more than 540,000 deaths in 1990 to less than 290,000 in 2010 with a decline rate of 47 percent. However, Pakistan, along with India and Bagladesh still accounts for 46 percent of […]

Immunisation helps save kids from disability: WHO

Immunisation helps save kids from disability: WHO ISLAMABAD – Immunisation does not include any harmful ingredients and term was misinterpreted, as 97 per cent children are immunised in Saudi Arabia and this is done under the supervision of Khadim-e-Harmain Sharifain. Director Middle East Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) and former minister of finance […]

Pakistan among countries with high child death incidence: Unicef

Pakistan among countries with high child death incidence: Unicef Islamabad  – The number of global deaths caused by infectious diseases such as measles was reduced from 500,000 in 2000 to 100,000 in 2011. Half of the under-five deaths occurred in five countries, including India, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan and China, according to the […]

Top World Health Organization WHO official shares key to success of health plans

Top World Health Organization WHO official shares key to success of health plans Islamabad  – The success of public health programmes hinges on two critical factors. These are timely payments to ground staff workers and the existence of a sound accountability mechanism for officials. Top World Health Organization (WHO) official, Dr. Hussein A. Gezairy, who is […]

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  • WHO: New Multidrug Resistant TB Treatment Could Be Game Changer
  • WHO Urges Pregnant Women to Avoid Rio Olympics
  • WHO Guidelines Aim to Help Millions of Victims of Female Genital Mutilation
  • Patient Recovering from First US Penis Transplant
  • 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