Delegates attending World Health Assembly agree to promote Universal Health Coverage with focus on Primary Health Care

GENEVA: Delegates attending the World Health Assembly have agreed on three resolutions including the one related to universal health coverage (UHC). They had a special focus on primary healthcare and the role of community health workers in realizing the dream of providing universal health coverage.

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World Pharma Market is about 1.9 Trillion US$ and most growth is seen in developed world

KARACHI: Currently the world pharmaceutical market was about 1.9 Trillion US dollars and most of the growth was coming from developed countries. United States and Japan account for almost 70% of the world pharma market. It has now changed the market value. China has now done well and they have a more progressive economic country.

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Mobile Apps will change the healthcare system & improve patient care-Adil Haider

KARACHI: Dr. Adil Haider Dean Medical College at Aga Khan University Karachi was one of the invited guest speakers at the recently held Fourth Pakistan Pharma Summit 2019 organized by Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (PPMA) held on April 24, 2019.

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There is a need for mentorship programme for medical educationists-Prof. Lubna Baig

PESHAWAR: The second plenary session during the 7th International Conference on Health Professions Education and Research organized by Khyber Medical University from 19-21st March 2019 was chaired by Prof. Jack Boulet, Prof. Gohar Wajid and Prof.Ghulam Rasool.

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Learning in Medicine

Medicine begins in philosophy; philosophy ends in medicine, is an aphorism attributed to Aristotle. The philosophy in which medicine begins is a devotion to learning- devotion built on the faith and hope that we can do something about the problems that limit our lives. Patients come to the doctors with problems. Medical practice is a kind of problem solving.

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All pregnant women should be counselled pre-Ramadan and during fasting-Shabeen Naz Masood

KARACHI: Prof. Najmul Islam alongwith Prof. Saeed Mahar chaired the first session on Day-2 of the Diabetes and Ramadan Conference organized by Baqai Institute of Diabetology & Endocrinology (BIDE) in collaboration with Baqai Medical University on March 24th 2019. Prof. Shabeen Naz Masood consultant obstetrician & gynecologist was the first speaker who talked on Pre-Ramadan Health seeking behaviour, fasting trends, eating patterns and sleep cycles in pregnant women.

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Licensing of Healthcare Establishments

The Punjab Healthcare Commission (PHC) Act 2010 provides for the registration and licensing of government-owned and privately run facilities offering allopathic services or other recognized systems of treatment, as defined in the Unani, Ayurvedic and Homeopathic Practitioners Act 1965. The mandate to regulate healthcare establishments (HCEs) is one of the many ways the state exercises its responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens.

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Machine learnt system is better than numerous physicians put together - Dr. Sarfraz Niazi

KARACHI: We should talk about what is going to come tomorrow. Let us talk about machine intelligence and not artificial intelligence. It will be an effective player. Machine learnt system is better than numerous physicians put together. This was stated by Dr. Sarfaraz K. Niazi an eminent research scientist and innovator who has done lot of work in the field of biosimilars as well while summing up the discussion in the CEO Round Table at the Fourth Pakistan Pharma Summit 2019 organized by PPMA held on April 24, 2019.

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WHO is establishing technical advisory group & roster of experts on digital health

WHO is establishing a global multi-disciplinary technical group to advise us on issues related to digital health. WHO’s newly-established Digital Health Department will work to harness the power of digital health technologies and steer developments to contribute to the attainment of all people to the highest level of health through the General Programme of Work (GPW13) triple billion goals and Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages). World Health Assembly resolution WHA/71 A71 on digital health underpins this work.

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Federal Govt. issues notification to retake control of JPMC, NICVD and NICH

ISLAMABAD: While the Sindh Government’s review petition is still pending in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Federal Government has issued a notification to take over the control of the three major hospital at Karachi i.e. Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases and National Institute of Child Health.

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Clinical Research Centre established at Kohat Institute of Medial Sciences (KIMS)

KOHAT: Health Reserch Advisory Board (Health RAB) is organization working to promote research culture in the country. It is also making lot of efforts to improve the professional capacity of the healthcare professionals particularly those affiliated with the teaching institutons. One of these initiatives has been setting up of the Clinical Research Centers at various medical instituitons in Paksitan.

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Stem cells offer safe, effective relief from arthritic knees

DURHAM: Stem cells collected from the patient’s own bone marrow holds great interest as a potential therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee (KOA) because of their ability to regenerate the damaged cartilage. The results were released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine (SCTM).

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