Civil Society representatives commend the dedicated team of SIUT for providing service with dignity and respect

KARACHI: Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Adeebul Hassan Rizvi has completed forty years of devoted service to the poor. What is more commendable is the provision of service absolutely free with respect and dignity. To celebrate the four decades of service SIUT has organized an international symposium from December 8-12th which is being attended by delegates from many countries of the world.

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75 drugs under clinical development are poised to further improve treatment of HCV infection-Prof. Wasim Jafri

KARACHI: Search is still on for an ideal antiviral drug which should offer eight to twelve weeks treatment,  has no adverse effects, least drug interaction, can be use once or twice daily. At present many drugs are under trials.  About seventy five new antiviral agents are in clinical development which is poised to further improve the treatment of Hepatitis C infection. This was stated by Prof.Wasim Jafri. He was delivering a state of the art lecture on “Progress in the treatment of HCV Infection:.

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BMU believes and practices community oriented medical education and services-Prof. Zahida Baqai

KARACHI: Baqai Medical University organized itsDAY-1 ceremony to welcome newly admitted students in Baqai Medical College and Baqai Dental College on December 10, 2015 at the university premises which was attended by students, their parents and Faculty members. Counsel General of Switzerland was the chief guest on the occasion.

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Lack of professional leadership leads to inefficient Services at our healthcare facilities-Haroon Qasim

KARACHI: We have many state of the art hospitals manned by highly intelligent, competent doctors but lack of committed, professional leadership and team management is missing with the result that services offered to the patients at most of our healthcare facilities are inefficient and patient satisfaction is also lacking. This was stated by Mr. Haroon Qasim Managing Director of PharmEvo Pharmaceuticals. 

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Training in Research should get top priority in every institution-Dr. Uditha Bulugahapitiya

SRI LANKA: In today’s world publicationand research should be given the top priority. I never thought that the contents of this workshop would be so powerful and interesting. This was stated by Dr. Uditha Bulugahapitiya, President, and Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists. He was speaking during theadvance research workshop ‘Publish or perish’ in Colombo. This was the first of the series of three workshops which were organized by PharmEvo in Sri Lanka in collaboration with Sri Lanka College of Endocrinologists in Colombo and Kandy and in collaboration with Galle Medical Association, Galle in November, 2015.

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Weight gain between pregnancies may Influence baby’s chance of survival

A novel study from Sweden’s KarolinskaInstitutet and University of Michigan in the U.S. shows that gaining weight from one pregnancy to the next can increase the risk that women will face stillbirth or lose their second babies within the first year of life. The findings are being published in The Lancet and build on data from more than 450,000 women in Sweden.

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Medical schools must have institutional autonomy to plan and implement their policies- Syed Moyn Aly

LAHORE: Dr. Nighat Huda was the first speaker in the third plenary session during the international conference on medical educaiotn organized by Council for Collaboration in Medical Educaiotn at University of Health Sciences from October 29-31st 2015.  She reviewed the past and present initiatives in the field of medical educaiotn in Pakistan and referred to students being taught in the community by Aga Khan University, Ziauddin Medical University and Baqai Medical University besides Fatima Memorial Medical and Dental College. These developments took place between 1970-1990. From 2000-2015 Departments of Medical Education, she said, were established at medical colleges.

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Medical leadership of Universities, Medical Colleges have played a vital role in promoting the discipline of Medical Education

PESHAWAR: Vice Chancellors of Medical Universities and Principals of Medical Colleges have played a vital role in promoting the discipline of Medical Education in Pakistan. They realized that qualifications like FCPS makes them good clinicians but it is not an educational training. This lead to the start of special training programmes like Certificate Course and Masters programme in Health Professional Education by various institutions.

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PharmEvo set up Online Learning Resource Center at JPMC

KARACHI: As a part of its efforts to improve the professional capacity of healthcare professionals working at public hospitals, PharmEvo has established yet another Online Learning Resource Center at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi. This center is equipped with computers with internet facility which are going to be linked with Higher Education Commission in Islamabad. This center was formally inaugurated by Prof. Amiruddin Bhatti, Director of JPMC on November25, 2015.

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WHO launches toolkit to help countries respond to sexual violence

On 25 November, the World Health Organization (WHO) joined partners in calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls to ensure their health, well-being and human rights.“WHO strongly condemns violence against women and girls and supports partners and countries’ efforts towards the de-normalization of this type of violence. Ensuring equality between women and men is a crucial part of these efforts,” said Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO.

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Maternal deaths reduced by 44% since 1990

GENEVA: Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990, United Nations agencies and the World Bank Group reported recently. Maternal deaths around the world dropped from about 532 000 in 1990 to an estimated 303 000 this year, according to the report, the last in a series that has looked at progress under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  This equates to an estimated global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) of 216 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births, down from 385 in 1990

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Proceedings of Organ Transplantation & Aesthetic Surgery Conference at Sheikh Zayed Hospital Lahore

LAHORE: Kidney and Liver transplantations unit at Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex in collaboration with the Dept. of Plastic surgery organized a two days conference on “Organ Transplantation & Aesthetic Surgery at a local hotel recently. The objective was to highlight the need for organ donation and to promote deceased-organ transplantation in the country. The conference attracted eminent Transplant Surgeons, Transplant Physicians and Plastic Surgeons from across the country. 

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Pakistan’s mother and newborn indicators are amongst the lowest in South Asia

KARACHI: Pakistan’s mother and newborn indicators are amongst the lowest in South Asia, lower than Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives and Nepal. Pakistan did not meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5, of reducing under-5 child mortality and improving maternal health by 2015, by a large margin. This was stated at the International Conference on Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Medicine organized by the Aga Khan University Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health in collaboration with the Neonatology Group, Pakistan Pediatric Association (Centre) in Karachi.

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Doctors should serve poor considering it national obligation

LAHORE: Governor Punjab Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has said that doctors should serve the poor considering it their national obligation. He was addressing at the 17th convocation of Pakistan Academy of Medical Sciences (PAMS) which was held here at University of Health Sciences (UHS) on November 13, 2015.

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