Public healthcare facilities should be strengthened which remain the last ray of hope for the poor

ISLAMABAD: Political unrest and instability in the country has seriously affected the growth and development in every sector and health sector which often remains neglected is suffering the most. Everything seems to be static, no development activity is in sight, health planners and manages also seem to be confused and seems to have adopted the policy of wait and see. Members of the medical profession feel that keeping in view the national interest, major political parties should at least agree on minimum agenda for improving the current state of affairs in the field of Health and Education.

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Another landmark achievement by Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences and the future challenges

As per Journal Citation Report for the year 2022 released by Clarivate on June 28th, Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences has accomplished yet another landmark achievement of earning over hundred percent increase in its Impact Factor compared to the last year. Its current IF is 2.340 while last year it was 1.088.1 It also retains the No. 1 positon among the medical journals published from Pakistan having the highest Impact Factor.

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Diabetes-Mellitus: Healthy and Balanced Diet

There is an epidemic of Diabetes Mellitus in Pakistan spreading like wild fire. Its incidence and prevalence is one of the highest in the world. A major part of Pakistan’s people lives below the poverty line, at poverty line or just above the poverty line. Furthermore, in the province of Balochistan, the incidence of poverty is much higher, likewise in Southern Punjab, rural Sindh, KPK, Northern areas there is much higher prevalence of poverty. Even in cities, like Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar there are slums, shanty towns living side by side islands of luxurious gutter colonies. Pakistan’s public healthcare system is very poor. 

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Public Health Through Philanthropy in Pakistan

The new year 2019 started with an alumnus Dean Dr Adil Haider as a gravity to pull more and more alumni to join AKU to serve the country through research, teaching and public health. It is a matter of proud to observe AKU students, residents and nurses are taking the responsibilities to drive the generation cycle of an institution.

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Global alliance plans to end AIDS in children by 2030

CANADA: At present 52% of children living with HIV all over the world are on life-saving treatment, far behind adults where three quarters (76%) are receiving antiretrovirals, according to the data that has just been released in the UNAIDS Global AIDS Update 2022. Concerned by the stalling of progress for children, and the widening gap between children and adults, UNAIDS, UNICEF, WHO and partners have brought together a global alliance to ensure that no child living with HIV is denied treatment by the end of the decade and to prevent new infant HIV infections.

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Why do men face a higher risk of most types of cancer than women?

Rates of most types of cancer are higher in men than in women for reasons that are unclear. Results from a recent study published by Wiley online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, suggest that the cause may be underlying biological sex differences rather than behavioral differences related to smoking, alcohol use, diet, and other factors.

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