Ebola reaches London Hospital as a patient arrives

The first British citizen to contract the Ebola virus has arrived at a London hospital for treatment.

The unidentified male health care worker contracted the virus in Sierra Leone.

He was evacuated from the West African country Sunday and flown in a specially equipped military aircraft to a British . . . → Read More: Ebola reaches London Hospital as a patient arrives

Canada to donate 1,000 doses of experimental Ebola vaccine to curb the growth of the virus in West Africa

Canada says it will donate up to 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to help battle the disease’s outbreak in West Africa.

It comes after the World Health Organization said it was ethical to use untested drugs on Ebola patients.

However, experts say supplies of both the vaccine, and experimental drug . . . → Read More: Canada to donate 1,000 doses of experimental Ebola vaccine to curb the growth of the virus in West Africa

Brain disorders amount to 13% of global disease burden

Brain disorders including mental, neurological and substance-use conditions amount to 13 per cent of the global burden of disease, surpassing both cardiovascular disease and cancer. Many of these disorders are preventable and treatable if we act without delay.

Shifa’s consultant and head of neurology department Dr. Maimoona Siddiqui stated this while . . . → Read More: Brain disorders amount to 13% of global disease burden

Kaghan Memorial Trust – Sponsor a Child

The Kaghan Memorial Trust (KMT) is looking for individuals and organizations to sponsor the children studying at the Kaghan Memorial School (KMS). This school offers education, as well as daily lunches, school uniforms and healthcare, completely free of cost to the destitute children of the Kaghan Valley, and it covers the operational costs of . . . → Read More: Kaghan Memorial Trust – Sponsor a Child

Pakistan’s polio workers continue their struggle

(By Jon Boone in Islamabad) For years the red pins stuck into the large map of Pakistan on the wall of one of the UN’s most experienced polio-busters have shown the disease in steady retreat. Where once they could be found all over, the pins – each one representing a child killed or crippled by the disease – . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s polio workers continue their struggle

4 more cases of Polio

Four more polio cases were confirmed the same day that Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s health directorate announced it will initiate another polio-eradication campaign on the format of ‘Sehat ka Insaf’ programme for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from July 1.

The polio virology lab at National Institute of Health . . . → Read More: 4 more cases of Polio

Pakistan vaccinates over 192,442 previously unreachable children against polio

Taking advantage of the displacement of children in large numbers from North Waziristan due to the launch of a military operation there, health authorities have been able to vaccinate more than 192,442 previously unreachable children against polio, officials say.

“We take it as a huge opportunity to target all the children of North Waziristan Agency . . . → Read More: Pakistan vaccinates over 192,442 previously unreachable children against polio

Fight against polio: Sukkur strain found in Quetta

QUETTA: The discovery of a polio virus strain linked to Sukkur in the Balochistan capital has sent shockwaves through polio eradication officials, a Unicef official said on Monday.

The Balochistan government has called an emergency meeting and announced it would launch a special campaign in areas bordering the Sindh province. “Wild Polio virus type . . . → Read More: Fight against polio: Sukkur strain found in Quetta

Mamnoon reiterates government’s resolve to fight polio

President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday reiterated the government’s unflinching determination to eradicate polio from all parts of the country and protect children from the crippling disease.

The president said the government had declared polio eradication a health emergency.During a meeting with Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani, President Islamic Development Bank (IDB), at the . . . → Read More: Mamnoon reiterates government’s resolve to fight polio

Personalized drug to fight cancer

Evan Rose’s cancer should have killed him.

The surgeries to remove tumors that grew in his throat because of his sarcoma left him without a larynx. He now breathes through a hole in his neck, a stoma, and when he speaks he sounds as if he has a . . . → Read More: Personalized drug to fight cancer