Breast cancer curable if detected early, expert

ISLAMABAD: Breast cancer is curable if detected early, yet many women lose their lives to this. This is because they are scared to discuss it and don’t have the proper knowledge of how to deal with such health issues. They are unable to differentiate the morality part of it and the medically necessary part of it. This disease, if detected easily, has a very good survival rate. Lack of access to healthcare Is thereRead More…

Japan provides equipment worth USD 6.59 million for Pakistan’s COVID19 response

ISLAMABAD: Cold chain optimization equipment worth USD 6.59 million funded by the Government of Japan and procured through the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF for enhancing national capacity to store COVID-19 vaccines, was handed over to the Government of Pakistan, here today. The Parliamentary Secretary on Health, Dr. Nausheen Hamid received the cold chain equipment from the Ambassador of Japan, MATSUDA KunRead More…

Covid-19 Learning Losses Report launched

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture Shafqat Mahmood launched Covid-19 Learning Losses Report, today which was conducted by Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi ITA with support from UNICEF. The study aimed to assess the extent to which the constitutional right to education Article 25-A and Pakistan’s commitment to education SDG-4 has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.Read More…

Tuberculosis deaths rise due to COVID-19 pandemic: New report

ISLAMABAD: The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of global progress in tackling tuberculosis and for the first time in over a decade, TB deaths have increased, according to the World Health Organization’s 2021 Global TB report issued on Thursday. According to the report, in 2020, more people died from TB, with far fewer people being diagnosed and treated or provided with TB preventive treatment compared with 20Read More…

COVID-19 claims six more lives in Sindh

KARACHI: As many as six more patients of Coronavirus died overnight in Sindh, lifting the death toll to 7,520 and 590 new cases emerged when 18,323 tests were conducted. This was stated by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in a statement issued here on Thursday. He added that six more patients of COVID-19 lost their lives lifting the death toll to 7,520 that constituted 1.6 percent death rate. Shah said thatRead More…

Global health workforce urges action to avert health catastrophe

GENEVA: WHO COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health, launched Monday, in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, spells out the global health community’s prescription for climate action based on a growing body of research that establishes the many and inseparable links between climate and health. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the intimRead More…

World Mental Health Day: 10-16% Pakistanis suffers from mental illnesses: Sharmila

KARACHI:Pakistan Peoples Party Sindh MPA Sharmila Farooqui said on Saturday that Pakistan’s 10 to 16% population suffers from mild to moderate mental illnesses; therefore, the federal government should provide special funds to all the provinces to tackle these diseases amid Covid-induced health crisis. “As Sindh government has kept health sector among its top three priorities and raised health care funds to record lRead More…