Health

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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Rs19.4 Billion allocated for promotion of health sector in Balochistan 

QUETTA: The Director General Health Services, Balochistan has said that Balochistan Government has allocated Rs19.4 billion for the promotion of health sector in the budget of new fiscal year 2018. Talking to Radio Pakistan on Friday, he said that Balochistan government is taking concrete measures for promotion of health sector so that basic health facilities could be provided to all ...

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Maternal and Child healthcare: A privilege or right?

By: Mahnoor Mobin Good health and good sense are the supreme blessings but not everyone has the former one available at hand. Though health care is the basic right of every citizen but it seems it has only been left within the boundaries of being a privilege which only a few can reach and afford. As years pass by, the ...

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MMR: Who should mothers hold responsible for their death in Balochistan?

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Khair Bibi, 26, breathed her last, when she was struggling to give birth to her second child. Her family members claim that she was thrice taken to District Head Quarter (DHQ), but she was given no treatment. She was brought from Kapoto, a village some 35 kilo meter away from Kalat city. Her family members allege ...

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Balochistan opens state-of-the-art kidney centre

QUETTA: state-of-the-art kidney centre has been opened in Balochistan to provide free treatment to Pakistanis and Afghan refugee patients suffering from kidney disease. The project was jointly delivered by Balochistan’s health department, the Balochistan Institute of Nephro-Urology Quetta, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) will cater for the needs of over 14,000 Pakistani citizens and Afghan refugees with renal diseases every ...

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Malaria affects 7,000 children in Balochistan annually : Director Malaria Control Program

QUETTA: Provincial director Malaria Control Program Dr. Kamalan Gichki has revealed that up to 7000 children are being indulged with Malaria in Balochistan annually.   Speaking to the journalists on Tuesday on World Malaria Day, Dr Kamalan Gichki, the director of the Balochistan Malaria Control, said 7,000 children are being infected by the disease in the province, annually. “Up to 1.6 ...

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