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Another 100 patients diagnosed with Chikungunya virus in Karachi

KARACHI : Chikungunya virus has continued to affect Karachiites as another 100 people have been diagnosed with the disease in past 24 hours. According to Saudabad Hospital’s Dr Fakhar, the disease should be eliminated by destroying its root. He said Chikungunya is different from dengue but …

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Chikungunya virus cases spark fears of outbreak in Karachi

A mosquito-borne disease has reared its head in Karachi, affecting thousands of people in Malir, Saudabad and Shah Faisal neighborhoods of the city. World Health Organization (WHO) says it’s Chikungunya virus that can become epidemic in the country. Key facts Chikungunya is a viral disease …

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World Disability Day: Goals for future

BY Abid Lashari The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been commemorated since 1992 to promote awareness and mobilize support for critical issues relating to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. The Day works to promote action to raise …

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Various cooking oil, ghee brands declared unfit for consumption

LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA), in its crackdown against substandard cooking oils, declared various brands of cooking oil and ghee unsafe and unfit for consumption. The brands were declared substandard due to absences of Vitamin A and rancidity, artificial flavour addition and other acid …

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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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