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WHO targets a 50% reduction in deaths from snake bites
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WHO targets a 50% reduction in deaths from snake bites

KARACHI: The WHO recently released further details concerning its strategy to prevent and control snakebite envenoming. Snakebite envenoming is a neglected tropical disease that affects 1.8–2.7 million people each year, claiming 81000–138000 lives and causing 400000 cases of permanent disability. According to a WHO Geneva report, the aim of the strategy is to reduce the…

Prevent these lethal diseases with VACCINE
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Prevent these lethal diseases with VACCINE

Protected Together: Vaccines Work! Immunization saves millions of lives every year and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most successful and cost-effective health interventions. Yet, there are still nearly 20 million unvaccinated and under-vaccinated children in the world today, a major reason, besides unavailability, being the reluctance shown by many parents in getting…

Fowleri’s first kill of the year from Karachi
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Fowleri’s first kill of the year from Karachi

Karachi: Naegleria fowleri, a.k.a brain-eating bug, recently claimed the first life of the year in Karachi. According to medics, a 21-year old student from Orangi Town area passed away at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) due to infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). “A 21-year old student from Orangi Town, Anas Aslam, was…

World celebrates day of happiness
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World celebrates day of happiness

International Day of Happiness celebrated on Wednesday across the globe including Pakistan to recognize the relevance of happiness and well-being. This year’s theme is Happier Together, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us. By designating a special day for happiness, the UN aims to focus world attention on the idea…

March 14th’19: World Kidney Day
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March 14th’19: World Kidney Day

KARACHI-The World Kidney Day is being observed throughout the world including Pakistan on Thursday March 14, 2019. The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) has chalked out an elaborate program for public education and awareness at its centres & camps. Free test and consultation would be provided to patients at Dewan Farooq Medical Centre,…

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