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Tribalism and weak education system of Balochistan

Tribalism and weak education system of Balochistan

By: Rafiullah Education is in shabby condition in Balochistan since the inception of Pakistan. According to Pakistan social and living standard measurement survey (PSLM) conducted by Pakistan statistics bureau (PSB), literacy rate of Balochistan has dropped by 3% in the year 2013-2014. 70% girls are dropped out of school. Female literacy rate is 25%. Despite the increment in education budget ...

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50 bedded hospital awaits completion for 8 years

50 bedded hospital awaits completion for 8 years

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch KALAT: Imam Bakhsh, 45, with his wife and two month old baby, has traveled on a donkey cart from Sour area of Kalat district, some 50 Km away from District Head Quarter to get her sick wife and malnourished baby checked by a doctor. However, the destination has not come yet, because they will have to ...

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Public Health System is Failing in Balochistan with Little Health Spending and Lack of Doctors Even in Provincial Capital of Quetta

Public Health System is Failing in Balochistan with Little Health Spending and Lack of Doctors Even in Provincial Capital of Quetta

By: Mariyam Suleman The Basic Health Unit at Gatti Dohr, Gwadar, Balochistan does not have a single doctor to serve 8,000 people across 4 nearby villages. The number of doctors is increasing every year in Balochistan but the doctor patient ratio is still off the WHO requirement of 10 doctors for every 10,000 citizens. The current spending is less than ...

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Anti-polio drive begins in three districts of Balochistan

Anti-polio drive begins in three districts of Balochistan

Quetta: Five-day anti-polio drive started in three districts of Balochistan, Pashin, Qilla Abdullah including the Provincial metropolis, Quetta on Saturday. The Coordinator Emergency Operation Centre, Syed Faisal Ahmed said that during the drive, over seven hundred thousand children up to five year of age would be administered anti-polio vaccination and for this reason 3054 mobile teams have been constituted. He further ...

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Cancer diseases in Balochistan

Cancer diseases in Balochistan

 By: Naseer Bajoi  Cancer is a disease that takes the life of thousands of people each year. There are several types of cancer. This fatal disease is one of the leading causes of death in the province. Unfortunately, Balochistan has given birth to poverty, terrorism and health crises. Cancer has become a major public health threat to the people of ...

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The notion of “Cancer ~death, no longer”, doesn’t seem acceptable in Balochistan

The notion of “Cancer ~death, no longer”, doesn’t seem acceptable in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch The growing numbers of cancer patients’ along with the responsibilities of government authorities in Balochistan are also increasing the tasks of volunteers and journalists in Balochistan. Most of the patients of different ages belong to poor families who are unable to bear the cost of life saving treatment. The recent past has witnessed that volunteers and ...

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Cancer day steps and Balochistan

Cancer day steps and Balochistan

By: Saeed Yousuf World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness on cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The primary goal of the World Cancer Day ...

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Rehan Rind’s Message: A Cancer hospital in Balochistan

Rehan Rind’s Message: A Cancer hospital in Balochistan

By: Yousaf Ajab Baloch Rehan Rind, a 21 year-old student from Khuzdar, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)  in July 2016. ALL is a type of blood cancer which causes blood-division disorder. After initial medical tests he was admitted in Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), where Rs 5 million was required for his life saving treatment. The payment of treatment ...

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Cancer Mortality in Pakistan

Cancer Mortality in Pakistan

By: Sana Samad Cancer is called the most deadly disease in the world including Pakistan, where millions of people are dying. According to World Cancer Report, in a year nearly 10 million people are infected by cancer and in 2020, the cancer patients will be 16 million and from them half of people will die. In Pakistan each year, more than ...

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