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No negligence to be tolerated during anti-polio campaign; warns DC     

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Deputy Commissioner Abdul Jabbar Baloch inaugurated the three day anti-polio campaign by administering anti-polio drops to children under five at Castle here on Saturday. The drive will be continued till Monday in 30 union councils of the district that straddling borders with Afghanistan and South Waziristan. District Health Officer Dr. Muzafar Shah, Communication Officer UNICEF Samad ...

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Dry spell causes dust allergy, affects wheat crop in rain-fed areas

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: Despite the fact that district Zhob falls in the rainy ‘monsoon’ range yet the area has not received rain since long time. The prolonged dry spell and weather change have led to a significant increase in dust allergy, cough, chest and throat infections, especially among the infants. Both the public and private hospitals are seen packed ...

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Front-line anti-polio workers render more, receive less; says N-Stop Officer

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail ZHOB: “Polio campaigners administering anti-polio drops to children are facing hardships fighting the crippling disease, but they are receiving less incentive,” said N-Stop Officer Dr. Muhammad Amin, who also supervises the District Polio Control Room (DPCR) in the district. Despite all challenges face by frontline anti-polio workers including cultural bearers, long distances, scattered population and lack of ...

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Killa Saifullah: Frontier Corps KSF Scout holds free medical camp                      

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail KILLA SAIFULLAH: As a goodwill gesture to provide health services to marginalized communities at their doorstep, Frontier Corps Balochistan Killa Scout set up a day-long free medical camp in far-flung Ferozi Kaan area of the district. On the special directives of Inspector General Frontier Corps Major General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum, supervised by Commandant KSF Scout, FC Medical ...

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Together we can fight against malnutrition in Balochistan: Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail  

Zhob/ Killa Saifullah: Provincial Coordinator Balochistan Nutrition Program for Mothers and Children Dr. Amin Khan Mandokhail has said that  together we can fight against Malnutrition in Balochistan.  He expressed these views during a surprise visit to District Zhob and District Killa Saifullah where visited established OTPS and checked all medicines and other materials. On the occasion respective districts, district Nutrition ...

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Oxfam in Pakistan Commemorates World Food Day Towards Zero Hunger

ISLAMABAD :  Oxfam in Pakistan along with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Program (WFP), Federal Minister NFS&R Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan, Secretary NSFR Dr. Muhammad Hashim Popalzai and the National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), celebrated World Food Day to raise awareness about food insecurity and working towards a zero hunger Pakistan by 2030. This year’s theme was “Our ...

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ZHOB: Anti-measles campaign begins following poor routine immunization

By: Rafiullah Mandokhail  ZHOB: As routine immunization in the district bore no fruit, the health department started a 12-day anti-measles campaign to vaccinate the children between nine months and five years of age in every nook and corner of the district. For the purpose 77 mobile teams have been formed to vaccinate 58000 children in urban and rural areas of the ...

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The Zero Hunger Goal and Malnutrition in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Kaleemullah, 35, has frequent visits to Basic Health Unit Iskalkoo these days with his  two and half years old boy Abdul Rauf, who doctors say is malnourished, to get checked and receive the prescribed Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF), the Plumpy’Nut specifically designed to treat acute malnutrition without complications.  However, he returns his home hopelessly, when he ...

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Cancer Patients in Balochistan

By: Jafar Mastoi    The richest-poor province of the country is in the dire establishment of cancer hospital with the provisions of technological apparatus. Balochistan is on the curb of worse health facilities. The highest mortality rate of cancer patients is high as compared to other provinces. The highly affected cancer patients are due to skin lungs and oral cancer. ...

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Infant Young Child Feeding Strategy Balochistan 2018-2022 formally launched

By: Saeed Yousuf QUETTA: Balochistan Nutrition Programme for Mothers and Children (BNPMC) Health Department Government of Balochistan with the support of UNICEF formally disseminated the IYCF (Infant Young Child Feeding) formally launched on 22 June 2018- 2022. Addressing to the participants of ceremony Provincial Secretary Health Mr Saleh Mohammed Nasar said that launching of Infant young child feeding strategy is ...

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