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New Japans’ aid to Support Polio Eradication in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD -UNS -The Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) signed Tuesday an agreement of Japanese Yen 404 million (US$ 4 million) grant for “the Project for the Control and Eradication of Poliomyelitis”. This latest grant will …

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Seven projects of worth Rs 36 billion approved by CDWP

ISLAMABAD -UNS – The Central Development Working Party has prioritized health sector by approving five health projects worth Rs 22.7 billion. The meeting was chaired by Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Prof Ahsan Iqbal, and was attended by senior officers of the provincial governments …

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Pakistan’s candidate Dr Sania favourite for WHO chief

ISLAMABAD – UNS : Dr Sania Nishtar  is favourite for the Director General World Health Organization (WHO). Pakistan’s candidate  Dr. Sania Nishtar presented her vision and plan for the Organization at a forum hosted by the Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, in …

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Pakistan to stay away from tobacco conference in India

Pakistan will not attend a global tobacco-control conference in India next week, a government minister said on Friday, in the latest fallout of strained diplomatic ties between the South Asian neighbours. India is hosting the biennial conference of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control …

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Cancer ‘to kill 5.5 million women a year by 2030’

Paris (AFP) – Two reports have warned of an explosion in cancer deaths among women, with a toll, mainly from breast cancer, of some 5.5 million per year by 2030 — roughly the population of Denmark. This represented a near 60-percent increase in less than …

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Anti-polio campaign begins as big with supervision of DC Badin

By Sawan Khaskheli BADIN: Anti-polio campaign has been begun today under the supervision of Deputy Commissioner Badin and all arrangements has been finalized to maintain polio free status of district Badin & decided to take stern action against if negligence occurred. According to reports, after …

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Dental diseases preventable by proper care: Channar

HYDERABAD: The Oral and Dental Caries and gum diseases are common in our society can only be prevented, to pay serious attention to teeth and smoking, inadequate oral hygiene and rheumatoid arthritis increase the risk of losing teeth due to periodontal disease. Talking to APP, …

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Five more kids died in Thar

By Sawan Khaskheli MITHI: Five more kids died of diseases in Civil Hospital Mithi on Thursday. Those died included newborns of Naroo, Ali Nawaz Soomro, Ali Anwer and Wero Kolhi and one-month Maria died in Civil Hospital Mithi raising the death toll to 357 since …

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Wastewater generation in Pakistan is 5.0 million MAF out of which less than 1% are treated?

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD – The common people of Pakistan are facing worst problem of pure edible water shortage. The annual wastewater generation in Pakistan is more than 5.0 million acre feet (MAF) out of which hardly less than 1% are treated. The untreated wastewater is …

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Pakistani doctors successfully perform endovascular stent graft implantation

  ISLAMABAD: Pakistani doctors have successfully performed first implantation of the endovascular stent graft for deadly anatomical time bomb called abdominal aortic aneurysm. The procedure, a first of its kind in the country was conducted by a team of Pakistani doctors led by Vascular and …

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