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UNICEF, Facebook collab to promote life-saving immunisation
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UNICEF, Facebook collab to promote life-saving immunisation

ISLAMABAD: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Pakistan and Facebook have recently launched a campaign to promote life-saving immunisation as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life for many, including children in need of routine immunisation, In countries like Pakistan, additional roadblocks as a result of the pandemic have been compounded by an existing hesitancy in some…

Philips launches air purification for healthy living indoors
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Philips launches air purification for healthy living indoors

KARACHI: Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, is stepping up its innovation efforts in air purification towards helping more people make the change to living healthier lives indoors. With a team of more than 100 scientists, doctors, and engineers working in air purification, Philips has a long-standing heritage in health technology and has…

Pakistani pharma exports increases by 22.6 per cent: Dawood
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Pakistani pharma exports increases by 22.6 per cent: Dawood

Islamabad: Abdul Razak Dawood, Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment, recently informed that by the grace of God, exports of medicines from Pakistan have increased this year.  In his message on the social networking website, Twitter, the Federal Commerce and Investment Adviser said that the exports of the pharmaceutical products from Pakistan had…

FDA approves Gilead’s remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment
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FDA approves Gilead’s remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment

New York: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the green light to Gilead’s antiviral drug remdesivir for treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients that are at least 12 years old, marking the agency’s first full approval for a drug to treat COVID-19. The drug, called Veklury, can be administered to those who weigh at least…

Childhood pneumonia: Pakistan becomes first South Asian country to launch vaccine
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Childhood pneumonia: Pakistan becomes first South Asian country to launch vaccine

Islamabad: Mir Hazar Khan Bijrani, Minister, Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) has recently announced the introduction of a new vaccine to protect Pakistani children from pneumonia – a disease that takes the lives of approximately 1.3 million children globally before their fifth birthday. With this launch, Pakistan is the first country in South Asia to introduce the…

COVID-19 to add as many as 150 million extreme poor by 2021
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COVID-19 to add as many as 150 million extreme poor by 2021

WASHINGTON: Global extreme poverty is expected to rise in 2020 for the first time in over 20 years as the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic compounds the forces of conflict and climate change, which were already slowing poverty reduction progress, the World Bank said recently. The COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to push an additional 88 million…

Nestlé Pakistan donates 75 tons of water to NDMA for relief efforts in Karachi. 
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Nestlé Pakistan donates 75 tons of water to NDMA for relief efforts in Karachi. 

KARACHI: Nestlé Pakistan has donated 75 tons of water to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to facilitate them in their relief activities in Karachi following the torrential rains during recent monsoon spells. Nestlé will support the NDMA’s relief efforts by donating 50,000 bottles of 1.5 litres Nestlé Pure Life for people affected by the…

Nestlé for Healthier Kids Essay contest winners announced 
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Nestlé for Healthier Kids Essay contest winners announced 

KARACHI: Nestlé Pakistan announced the winners of the Nestlé for Healthier Kids (N4HK) essay competition, a writing contest for primary and secondary school students. This unique activity by Nestlé Pakistan was organized for the youth to engage their creative capacities resulting in 1,100 entries from across Pakistan and Pakistani expatriate families living in the Philippines,…

South Korea provides $800,000 aid for fight against COVID-19
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South Korea provides $800,000 aid for fight against COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: The South Korean government will provide $800,000 assistance to Pakistan to help the country fight COVID-19. South Korean Ambassador Kwak Sang Jyu recently informed Economic Affairs Division Secretary Noor Ahmed that the Korean grant in the shape of cash and equipment will be provided through the World Health Organisation (WHO) to support mitigation measures…

Careem pledges to equip all its active captains with ‘Safety Kits’
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Careem pledges to equip all its active captains with ‘Safety Kits’

KARACHI: Careem, the internet platform for the greater Middle East and Pakistan, has collaborated with the provincial/local government and the private sector to create awareness about safety measures during rides. By joining forces with Lifebuoy, Careem is distributing ‘Safety Kits’ to all its active Captains across Pakistan, starting from Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad. The provincial…

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