Kategori: Health

  • AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL organized World Heart Day

    AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL organized World Heart Day with Energetic ‘Walk for Your Heart’ Mini-Marathon”. Karachi (Muhammad Yasir)  The Aga Khan University and the Aga Khan University Hospital commenced this year’s World Heart Day celebrations in full swing as the leadership of AKU, led by President Dr. Sulaiman Shahabuddin, and Section Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery,…

  • The Crucial Role of Clinical Trials in Medical Progress

    Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) Conducting clinical trials is always challenging however these challenges are magnified in low and middle-income countries, said Prof Dr. Faisal Mahmood, Section Head of infectious diseases at Aga Khan University. He shared the many challenges that are particular to LMICs, especially in the context of Pakistan, while speaking at a Media Roundtable…

  • Malnutrition Early in Life Sets Stage for Poor Growth and Death: AKU researchers find

    Better nutrition during pregnancy and childbearing years is critical in protecting children in their most vulnerable first 1,000 days, study finds.   Malnutrition affects babies much earlier than thought, and more nutritional support is needed for mothers to-be and their newborns to prevent disease, impaired cognition and death, according to new findings by Prof Zulfiqar Bhutta,…

  • Doctors-scarce Pakistan Has 35% Female Doctors Jobless

    Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir)  A large number of female doctors are out of job in Pakistan despite the fact that the world’s fifth most populous country badly needs qualified medical practicers. Ironically, this is happening in a country where the resource-constrained government is spending billions of rupees on subsidizing medical education in public sector universities. As…

  • Covid-19 has not left says us PROF DR. JAVED AKRAM

    Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) Covid-19 has not left us and we are seeing many cases, with some still suffering symptoms from the last attack, known as Long-Covid……… . This was stated by PROF DR. JAVED AKRAM, of the Akram Medical Complex and Caretaker Provincial Minister for Health & Social Welfare; at the media roundtable, while speaking…

  • Aga Khan University’s 5th Paediatric Research Week moves conversation beyond child survival

    Karachi (Muhammad Yasir)  Research done by faculty at the Aga Khan University has contributed to the decline of mortality rate of babies and children 35% and 50%, respectively, at its field sites of research. This is not a quick win but years of scientific work and building trust with communities. “A published paper takes months,…

  • CBD PUNJAB MARKS DENGUE DAY

    Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) Punjab Central Business District Development Authority (PCBDDA) also known as Central Business District Punjab (CBD Punjab), is a responsible authority that is dedicated to the well-being of the people of Punjab. CBD Punjab observed July 15, 2023, as “Dengue Day”, in alignment with the directives of the Government of Punjab. This initiative…

  • AKU Workshop Addresses Cervical Cancer Burden in Pakistan, Highlights Importance of Awareness and Prevention.

    Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) The Aga Khan University in collaboration with the Centre for Women and Child Health at AKU and Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS) Hyderabad, held a workshop on the “Burden of Cervical Cancer” at Civil Hospital, Hyderabad. The aim was to raise awareness and promote prevention strategies for cervical cancer.…

  • President calls for prevention, early diagnosis of life threatening diseases.

    Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir) President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday called for prevention and early diagnosis of diseases like breast cancer and water borne ailments to give people a chance to live longer healthy lives. Speaking virtually at an awareness programme arranged by Siemens Healthineers, he underlined the need for improvements in the health and education sectors…

  • Healthcare measures stressed to stay safe during Eid celebrations

    Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) Dr. Javed Akram, Caretaker Health Minister of Punjab has advised the people to take precautionary measures during Hajj and Eid-ul-Azha to stay safe from Covid-19, as the epidemic still exists, not gone. Addressing a press conference he said that Pakistan Society of Internal Medicine (PSIM) aims to spread awareness among general public…