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Dr. Tedros elected as
New WHO Chief

GENEVA: The Members States of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO.Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017.

Prior to his election as WHO’s next Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012-2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005-2012. He has also served as chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; as chair of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership Board, and as co-chair of the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health.

Prof. Fazal Ghani to attend
RCPSPG 50 Years celebrations

UK: Prof. Fazal Ghani Head of Department of Prosthodontics Dean PG Dental Studies & Coordinator International, Peshawar Dental College has been invited by the Dental faculty of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow UK to attend its 50th Years Celebration Events of the Dental Faculty RCPSG in Glasgow and the conferences being held there on this occasion on June 1 & 2.

PIMA elects
Provincial Presidents

Karachi: Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) has completed elections of its presidents in all provinces. Dr. M. Saleem Ghauri, Dr Ahmad Salman Ghauri, Dr Anwar Jamal, Dr M. Shah Kakar, Dr Muhammad Sadiq and Dr Jan Alam were elected as presidents of PIMA Punjab, Sind, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan chapters, respectively. (PR)


PIMA & PharmEvo activities
on World Hypertension Day


KARACHI: Pakistan Islamic Medical Association (PIMA) in collaborati0on with M/s PharmEvo organized various activities all over the country to combat the ever increasing deleterious effects of Hypertension to commemorate the World Hypertension Day. Dr. Suhail Akhtar addressing a press conference along with Dr. Atif, Dr. Fawad Farooq and Dr. Ahmed Sulaman at Karachi Press Club on 17th May stated that a very comprehensive programme has been planned to arrange free cholesterol screening, free clinics, CME programmes for doctors and awareness walks about hypertension in twenty seven cities of the country. Education of the masses is the aim of this activity, he added.

Replying to various questions, panelists stated that hypertension was a silent killer diseases which effects various organs of the body if not treated properly. Proper measurement of Blood pressure is also a very difficult task and electronic devices available for Blood Pressure measurement also needs to have proper maintenance. A certain level of blood pressure is essential for life about 140/90, however, if readings consistently exceed this, then treatment becomes necessary.

According to National Survey, in Pakistan over 33 percent of persons aged over the 45 and 18 percent youngsters suffer from high blood pressure. Unfortunately, due to lack of awareness half of these persons have not even been investigated for the disease. Even after diagnosis only 12.5 percent will opt for treatment.

At initial stage Blood pressure can be treated without medication. This happens in fifty percent of people. Measures to be taken include, regular exercise, reduction in salt intake, reduce weight, less calorie intake and by adopting stress reducing measures. If these measure fail to reduce high blood pressure it becomes essential to add medication as well. Once medicine is started it has to be continued forever. Drug therapy should be stopped only on doctor’s advice. A free camp was also arranged at Press Club.

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