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Changing Obesity Leadership Forum organized to mark World Obesity Day

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In a bid to mark the World Obesity Day observed globally on March 4, the Changing Obesity Leadership Forum was organized in...

Republic of Korea to provide 600,000 medical masks for Afghan refugees in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan, the Republic of Korea, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday signed an Acknowledgment Certificate for the...

‘Smokers spend 10% of average monthly income on cigarettes in Pakistan’

By Hamid Khan Wazir MALAM JABBA, Pakistan: In what could be dubbed an alarming situation, as smokers in Pakistan spend 10% of their average monthly...

Dr. Faisal Sultan lauds NIH’s role in public health security of Pakistan

Concrete measures being taken to improve disease prevention, detection system: Executive Director NIH By Hamid Khan Wazir ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant...

5.2 million Health Insurance Cards so far distributed in Punjab: Yasmin Rashid

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid has said that 5.2 million Health Insurance Cards have so far been distributed amongst the...

Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine drive to be launched in Punjab next month

LAHORE, Pakistan: The Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has announced to launch a vaccination drive across the province next month to protect children...

Non-execution of Health Levy Bill causes annual Rs 50 billion loss to national kitty

Around 1,200 children start smoking daily in Pakistan due availability of cheap cigarettes Tobacco responsible for 166,000 deaths in the Country annually By Hamid...

Five-day nationwide Polio Immunization Drive kicks off

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A five-day nationwide Polio Immunization Drive to vaccinate over 40 million children under the age of five kicked off across Pakistan on...

Battling COVID-19 pandemic: Over 41% health-care workers faced violence in Pakistan: Survey

Suggests building trust between health-care workers and public, dispelling myths and misinformation By Hamid Khan Wazir ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In what appears to be worrisome statistics,...

USAID establishes 155 DDSRUs across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has established 155 District Disease Surveillance and Response Units (DDSRUs) all across Pakistan. In an Auspicious...

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