Pakistan

Another case of polio reported from Pak's Sindh province

Another case of polio reported from Pak's Sindh province Islamabad, Mar. 26 :Another case of polio has been reported in Pakistan's Sindh province, bringing the number of cases to seven this year.

Polio Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health has said that a five-year-old boy, Saleem of Union Council Shabirabad in Shikarpur, was confirmed to have the viral disease, reports the Dawn.

Saleem's sampled was collected on March 6.


No threat of Zika virus in Pakistan: WHO

No threat of Zika virus in Pakistan: WHO Lahore, Jan. 30 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for calm over the panic of the Zika virus in Pakistan and said that there is no such threat to the country at the moment.

The announcement put to rest the increasing concerns in the country about the virus which reportedly caused birth defects such as microcephaly

A statement jointly issued by the WHO and the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) assured that there is no need to panic.


Over 100 infants died in Pakistan's Sindh of viral diseases

Over 100 infants died in Pakistan's Sindh of viral diseasesIslamabad : Over 100 newborn babies and several women have died in Pakistan's drought-hit southern Sindh province this month of water-borne and viral diseases, according to health officials.

The water-borne diseases and malnutrition teamed up with the cold weather caused the children to lose their lives in different areas of the Tharparkar district.


Pak-Afghan to synchronise polio campaigns

Pak-Afghan to synchronise polio campaignsIslamabad, Jan.8 - Polio has remained endemic in Afghanistan and Pakistan and to mitigate a further outbreak, the two nations will cooperate to promote their polio campaigns. A three-member delegation from the Afghan national polio team will arrive in Pakistan to monitor the campaign beginning in Pakistan on January 11.


3 new cases of polio detected in Pakistan

cases of polio.Islamabad: At least three new polio cases have been detected in Pakistan, taking the number of cases found so far this year to 16.

The country recorded 305 new cases last year, making it the most deadly year for the crippling disease since 2000.

An official of the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad said that three new polio victims were found after tests conducted in the virology facility of hospital.


Four more polio cases found in Pakistan; tally jumps to 235

Four more polio cases found in Pakistan; tally jumps to 235Islamabad - At least four new polio cases have been reported in Pakistan, taking the number of those affected this year to 235 with the county's fight against the crippling disease showing no signs of improvement.

An official of the National Institute of Health in the capital confirmed the cases, saying three cases reported from Qilla Abdullah and Quetta in Balochistan and one from South Waziristan tribal region along Afghan border.


Three new polio cases surface in Pakistan on awareness day

Three new polio cases surface in Pakistan on awareness dayIslamabad : Three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, increasing the number of new cases in the country to a record 220, the WHO said today as countries across the globe observed World Polio Day to raise awareness about the crippling disease.


Anti Polio drive begins in northwest Pak amid tight security

Anti Polio drive begins in northwest Pak amid tight securityPeshawar : A three-day special anti-polio campaign to vaccinate over two lakh children was on Monday launched in Pakistan's restive Bajaur tribal agency amidst tight security to ensure safety of health workers.


2 more polio cases surface in Pakistan

polio casesIslamabad: Two new cases of polio have been reported in Pakistan, taking the number of those affected with the crippling disease this year to 166, a health official said today.

Both new cases are from northwestern region, including one each from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and tribal areas, which is directly controlled by the federal government.

An official form the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad confirmed the new cases.


Polio virus finds two new victims in Pakistan

Polio virus finds two new victims in PakistanIslamabad - Two new cases of polio were reported from Pakistan Thursday, taking the total number of those affected this year with the crippling disease to 160, officials said.

Both the new cases were reported from the southern port city of Karachi, where several of polio health workers have faced attacks in the recent past.


Three new polio cases reported in Pakistan

Three new polio cases reported in PakistanIslamabad, May 19 : Three new polio cases were detected Monday in Pakistan, media reported.

The three victims belonged to North and South Waziristan area of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Dawn online reported citing the prime minister's polio cell's statement.

At least 66 cases have been reported in Pakistan this year, the statement added.


Five new polio cases reported in Pakistan

polio casesIslamabad, April 30 : Five new polio cases have been reported in Pakistan, bringing to 58 the number of children affected this year, a media report said Wednesday.

Four cases were reported from North Waziristan and one from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Dawn online reported.


Anti-polio campaign begins in Peshawar amid high alert

Anti-polio campaign begins in Peshawar amid high alertPeshawar, Feb 2 - Anti-polio vaccination campaign began in Pakistan's Peshawar city and adjoining areas Sunday amid heavy security, a media report said.

The authorities suspended mobile phone services and banned pillion-riding citing security reasons. The ban would be effective from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. Sunday, Dawn News reported.


Pakistan polio workers refuse to join vaccination

Pakistan polio workers refuse to join vaccination campaignIslamabad, Jan 11 - Around 70 health workers in Pakistan's Khyber Agency area refused to take part in a polio vaccination campaign Saturday citing security concerns, a media report said.

"We feel threatened and everyone is frightened after the killing of our colleagues last month," Dawn newspaper quoted Haji Sadeeq, a spokesman for the workers, as saying.


Polio worker shot dead in Pakistan

Polio worker shot dead in PakistanIslamabad, Dec 28 - A polio eradication campaigner was killed when unidentified gunmen sprayed bullets at a hospital in Pakistan's northwest Peshawar city Saturday morning, local media reported.

Two motorcycle riding assailants opened fire at the head of a local polio eradication team at a hospital located in Matani area of Peshawar, the capital city of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province.


22nd polio case found in Pakistan

22nd polio case found in PakistanIslamabad, July 29 : A new case of polio has been detected in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, taking the total number of cases in the country to 22 this year, officials said.

The new case was found in Bara region of Khyber Agency, the Dawn reported citing the National Institute of Health in Islamabad.


Polio virus from Pakistan detected in Israel

Polio virus from Pakistan detected in IsraelIslamabad, July 19 : A polio virus prevalent in Pakistan has been detected in Israel, and the WHO says it does not know how the virus travelled all the way there.


Black tea `good for diabetics`

Black tea `good for diabetics` Islamabad, Feb 4 : People who drink black tea are less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, according to researchers.

A new analysis of data from 50 countries found that the nations who drank the most black tea also suffered the lowest levels of the metabolic syndrome, the Daily Times reported.

The study also found that high tea consumption was related to lower levels of obesity.


Polio virus linked to Pakistan found in Egypt

Polio virus linked to Pakistan found in EgyptIslamabad, Jan 22 : Pakistani health officials have called for infants leaving the country to be issued polio vaccinations at airports after virus samples linked to a southern Pakistani city were discovered in Egypt.

A joint statement by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef stated that two sewage samples from Cairo were analysed and found to resemble a recently discovered strain in the city of Sukkur, reports The Dawn.


Measles kills 22 kids in Pakistan

Measles kills 22 kids in PakistanIslamabad, Dec 25 : As many as 22 children have died of measles in Pakistan's Sindh province in a month, taking this year's toll from the disease to more than 100, officials said.

Four children aged between three and six years died in Sukkur district Monday, the Dawn reported Tuesday.

Senior officials have rushed to the region following reports that measles was spreading to Larkana, Kandhkot-Kashmore and Jacobabad.


One mln Pak children miss polio vaccination due to unrest, floods

One mln Pak children miss polio vaccination due to unrest, floodsIslamabad, Oct 18 : Almost one million children in Pakistan were left out of a polio vaccination drive which ended on Wednesday, due to unrest and floods, officials have said. According to data, around 998,569 children of the
32 million targeted during the three-day nationwide drive, backed by the government and World Health Organisation (WHO), were left unvaccinated, reports The Express Tribune.


Rise in number of Pakistanis suffering from psoriasis

Rise in number of Pakistanis suffering from psoriasisIslamabad, Oct 16 - More than five percent of Pakistanis suffer from a life-long skin disorder called psoriasis and this percentage is increasing each passing year, health experts have said.

The government was, however, neglecting the health sector, and there has been no budgetary allocation for non-communicable diseases in the 2012-13 budget, the Daily Times reported.


''Nine out of ten women in Pakistan at risk of breast cancer''

 ''Nine out of ten women in Pakistan at risk of breast cancer''Karachi, Oct. 4 : Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer in Asia and one out of nine women in the country is at risk of contracting it, Pink Ribbon CEO Aftab has said.

Prevalence of breast cancer is the highest amongst all cancers in the country, resulting in the deaths of 40,000 women every year, reports The Express Tribune.


10 babies die in Pakistan hospital

10 babies die in Pakistan hospitalIslamabad, Sep 29 : At least 10 new-born babies died due to interruptions in oxygen supply caused by power breakdown in a children's hospital in Pakistan's Sindh province over the last 24 hours, police and hospital sources said Saturday.

According to police, four children who were in the intensive care unit died late Friday night when power broke down at the government hospital in Larkana city, Xinhua reported.


Tobacco products blamed for oral diseases in Pakistan

Tobacco products blamed for oral diseases in PakistanIslamabad, Sep 10 - Use of chewing of tobacco products and betel nuts are the main reasons behind the alarming rise in oral diseases in Pakistan, experts have said.

An event was held in Karachi ahead of the World Oral Health Day, observed worldwide Sep 12 to spread awareness about oral health and hygiene, Daily Times reported Monday.


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