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

A national drive starts for a clean Pakistan

FAISALABAD: Faisalabad Waste Management Company Managing Director Amjad Ali Awan on Thursday said waste workers had collecting over 50,000 tons waste from 670 sites in the city.

He said a mechanism had been devised to remove garbage heaps from the city.

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The art of traditional cheese making in danger

Is the Food and Drug Administration waging a war on artisanal cheese?

The answer depends on your perspective. But this much is certain: An FDA official’s remarks to New York regulators about using wooden boards to age cheese has caused an uproar in the domestic industry and raised questions about the status of imported cheeses . . . → Read More: The art of traditional cheese making in danger

Imaam of Kaaba asked to visit and help with fight against Polio

The Ministry of Health, Organisation of the Islamic Conference and Islamic Development Bank have invited Imam-e-Kaaba Abdul Rahman al Sudais to attend the International Ulema Conference on Polio Eradication.

To be held in Islamabad from June 15 to 16, the event is expected to draw at least 50-60 religious dignitaries and . . . → Read More: Imaam of Kaaba asked to visit and help with fight against Polio

A map of killer diseases

Using data from the World Health Organization, we labeled every country in the world with the disease that caused the most deaths within the nation.

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Action against those who will tamper health data

LAHORE: Health Department Director General Zahid Pervaiz on Thursday directed Health EDOs to ensure implementation of the Chief Minister’s Health Reforms Roadmap and focus on achieving 80 per cent immunisation coverage.

He said officials should also ensure 90 per cent deliveries by trained birth attendants by December 2015 to achieve the millennium development goals.

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Saudi Arabia decides to push chocolate bars through pork test

Unease has gripped Saudi Arabia as its Food and Drug Authority scrambles to test Cadbury’s chocolates for traces of pork DNA after two of the company’s products in Malaysia were found to violate the Islamic standard.

Pork is strictly prohibited in Islam, and Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of the religion, is a country . . . → Read More: Saudi Arabia decides to push chocolate bars through pork test