Sindh government performing amazingly in health sector: Umar Rehman Malik

Abdullah Jan Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Umar Rehman Malik said this week that the Sindh government led by the PPP was performing amazingly in the health sector. “The Sindh government under the vision of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has made significant strides in combating fatal diseases, earning commendation both nationally and internationally,” he said […]

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EU Policy: Italy to challenge Nutri-Score with constitution

Rome: Giorgia Meloni’s party is proposing a tweak in the country’s constitution that would complicate adoption of the colour-coded front-of-packet labelling in Italy – and Europe. The Italian government is proposing an amendment to its constitution that would stymie introduction of the EU-backed Nutri-Score system in the mediterranean state, Euronews reported. Italy has long been […]

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France to ban smoking on all beaches to create ‘tobacco-free generation’

Paris: France is to ban smoking on all beaches, as well as in public parks, forests and near schools, after Emmanuel Macron promised to create “the first tobacco-free generation” by 2032. “From now on, no-smoking areas will be the norm,” said the health minister, Aurélien Rousseau. There are already 7,200 tobacco-free areas in France – […]

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Ambassador Jakob Linulf calls for joint efforts to prevent diabetes

Celina Ali Islamabad: Denmark’s Ambassador to Pakistan Jakob Linulf this week called for joint efforts to prevent diabetes. “On this #WorldDiabetesDay, let’s acknowledge millions of ???? grappling w diabetes – nearly 33m are affected! Together with @novonordisk & @nhsrcofficial held a Multi-Stakeholder Policy Dialogue to formulate a collective call to action aimed at preventing diabetes […]

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Umar Rehman Malik lauds SMBBIT services

Abdullah Jan Islamabad: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Umar Rehman Malik this week lauded the services of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Institute of Trauma (SMBBIT). “PPP’s Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Institute of Trauma SMBBIT is established with mission to provide free of cost treatment to traumatically injured patients through specially trained medical personnel with a […]

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European Union needs action plan to provide better diagnoses, treatment for rare diseases

Brussels: At its conference in Bilbao, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) this week urged the European Union to launch a European action plan stepping up cooperation between national health systems. The main goal: to provide better diagnoses, treatment and care to patients with rare diseases. A European strategy to give people with rare […]

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Umar Rehman Malik all praise for Dow University of Health Sciences

Abdullah Jan Islamabad: Umar Rehman Malik, head of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Digital Media Islamabad said this week that Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) has achieved a significant milestone by successfully completing 125 liver transplant cases. “DUHS became the first public sector university in Pakistan to offer transplant facilities in May 2016,” he posted […]

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Japan funded secondhand ambulances handed over to Pakistan Red Crescent Society in Islamabad

Arslan Ali Arsal Mr. ISHII Kensuke, Counsellor of the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan, attended the handover ceremony for the project of reusing secondhand ambulances funded by the Government of Japan to Pakistan Red Crescent Society, one of the largest humanitarian organizations working all over Pakistan. The ceremony was held in the PRCS headquarters in […]

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NIH, Japan-FETP organise online session on disease surveillance

Celina Ali Islamabad: Pakistan Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP), National Institutes of Health (NIH) Islamabad in collaboration with Japan-FETP, this week organized a special online session on the “Role of FETPs in Disease Surveillance and Prevention/ Control of Diseases.” This session was originally initiated with good communication and collaboration between the Pakistan Center for Disease […]

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China urges WHO not to descend to political tool of COVID-19 origins-tracing

Global Times Beijing: China has urged World Health Organization (WHO) officials to return to science and fairness and not to be subject to or willing to descend to become a tool of politicization of certain countries, after some in the international organization smeared China for lacking transparency in sharing data about COVID-19 origins. Using twisted […]

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Pakistan, Italy sign Rs 500 million agreement for improved healthcare of children, women

Newswire Islamabad: Pakistan and Italy this week reached an agreement under which funds amounting to Rs 500 million would be spent to ensure better healthcare facilities for children and women under the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). The agreement was signed by Co-Director PIDSA Pakistan Islam Zaib, Co-Director PIDSA (Pakistan Italy Debt Swap Agreement) Italy […]

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Free, quality healthcare PPP goal: Aseefa Bhutto

Staff Writer Karachi: Providing free and quality public healthcare has been a cornerstone of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) manifesto, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari said this week. She pointed out that under the PPP-led Sindh government, the National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (NICVD) has been strengthened into one of the strongest cardiac networks spread across 22 […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese urges Pakistanis to use olive oil

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese urged the Pakistanis to use olive oil to boost health. “The best kind of olive needs experts and if Pakistanis get used to using olive oil, the Italian government would love to continue the olive project,” the envoy said while addressing a Roundtable discussion on “Holistic […]

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Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri warns against wrong use of cough medicines.

Canberra: Pakistani High Commissioner to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri this week warned against wrong use of the cough medicines. “Cough medicine removed over pholcodine causing anaphylactic reactions – Pl(ease) check the ingredients of your cough medicine as pholcodine has been found to be potentially life threatening,” he tweeted. Dozens of popular over-the-counter cough syrups and […]

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Japan provides US$ 3.87 million grant for polio eradication efforts in Pakistan

Staff Writer Islamabad: The Government of Japan this week extended its support to the Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme by providing more than US$ 3.87 million as a grant. The grant will be used for the procurement of essential oral polio vaccine, which will reach more than 18.61 million under five years old children in Pakistan […]

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China ramps up livelihood, economic support amid COVID-19 control

Xinhua Beijing: Local governments across China are rolling out policies to support businesses and residents amid the ongoing COVID-19 control, allowing virus-hit supermarkets to reopen sooner and reducing operating costs for struggling companies. The Chinese capital Beijing promised to expedite the reopening of shopping malls and supermarkets that sell livelihood-related products, as the latest effort […]

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Ambassador Adam M. Tugio for collaborative efforts among OIC countries to develop Traditional Herbal Medicine

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Indonesia to Pakistan Adam M. Tugio this week emphasized the need to accelerate collaborative efforts among the OIC countries for the development of Traditional Herbal Medicine (THM) in the wake of growing popularity of natural remedy methods and global awareness to protect environment for ensuring ‘Greener Future’. Addressing the participants […]

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China’s optimized COVID-19 response measures based on practical experience, data

China Economic Net Beijing: A Chinese health official said on Saturday that the 20 newly released measures on epidemic prevention and control were well conceived based on ample practical experience and related assessment data. On the basis of the ninth edition of the country’s COVID-19 control protocols, these measures, which were announced on Friday, optimized […]

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Mental well-being should be prioritized in the workplace

Sara Al-Mulla Governments can never be too relentless in attracting and retaining talent. Now considered as powerhouses of global economies, exceptional talents have been instrumental in injecting innovation, productivity and economic growth across multiple industries, making them a valuable currency. But even as employers scramble to hire talents from all over the world, the post-pandemic […]

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US provides additional 8m Covid pediatric jabs to Pakistan

Staff Writer Islamabad: The United States government has delivered an additional batch of eight million Pfizer Covid-19 pediatric vaccine doses to Pakistan. According to the US Embassy in Islamabad, this shipment increases the United States’ donation to more than 78 million safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine doses for the people of Pakistan, including 16 million […]

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