Pakistan has again lost the battle against polio this year with 72 cases reported in the country so far,surpassing Nigeria which reported 50 cases and Afghanistan where only nine cases surfaced.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO),last week Pakistan reported six polio cases while Afghanistan and Nigeria did not report any. Comparing . . . →Read More:Pakistan tops Polio list with 72 reported cases in 2013
Pakistan has seen an eight-fold increase in HIV cases between 2001 and 2012,said a UN report on the eve of the World AIDS Day.
The report,‘HIV in Asia and the Pacific:Getting to Zero,” released by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS,says that emerging epidemics are becoming evident in 12 countries . . . →Read More:Eightfold increase in HIV cases since 2002
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday took the notice of up to 15 percent increase in prices of medicines,and ordered authorities to revive the old rates,SAMAA reported.
. . . →Read More:PM orders reversal of medicine price hike
The Provincial Dengue Surveillance Cell of Sindh Health Department confirmed death of another dengue patient in Thatta,taking the toll to 30 in the province.
Another 10 dengue cases have also been reported in Karachi during the last 48 hours,taking the total number of cases to 4,236.
. . . →Read More:Dengue death toll climbs to 30
The World Health Organisation (WHO),the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Islamabad Police kicked off a campaign in the federal capital to administer polio drops to the maximum number of children. The drive,entitled “The Signs of Life” will last for three days.
Sources said that police involvement was necessitated after polio workers . . . →Read More:Polio drive starts in capital
Bangladesh has had 40 years of exceptional progress in health,with infant mortality down,life expectancy up and good disease control,all despite being one of the world’s poorest countries,researchers said on Thursday.
Most often in the news for its poverty or natural or man made disasters,such as a factory fire that killed . . . →Read More:Bangladesh’s exemplary health progress,despite poverty