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WHO welcomes landmark UN declaration on universal health coverage
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WHO welcomes landmark UN declaration on universal health coverage

GENEVA: On September 24, 2019, world leaders adopted a high-level United Nations Political Declaration on universal health coverage (UHC), the most comprehensive set of health commitments ever adopted at this level. “This declaration represents a landmark for global health and development,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General at the WHO. “The world has 11 years…

Vape: New Killer on the Rise
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Vape: New Killer on the Rise

Health agency in California has activated emergency operations to better investigate the outbreak of cigarettes, after a man has become its seventh person to die from a vaping-related illness in the United States. The latest California victim had been sick for several weeks after he suffered a “severe pulmonary injury associated with vaping. Gov. of California, Gavin…

WHO Facts on Patient Safety
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WHO Facts on Patient Safety

According to WHO data, every year 134 million medical cases take an adverse turn due to inadequate healthcare services, especially in low to middle-income countries; this contributes to 2.6 million deaths annually! Another stat says that 4 out of 10 patients are harmed in the primary and ambulatory settings; up to 80% of harm in…

Vaping causes 6 deaths in US; admin on feet
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Vaping causes 6 deaths in US; admin on feet

Washington Post: Alarmed by the deaths being linked to vaping- a hip trend- Trump’s administration is moving to ban the practice in the States. E-cigarettes and Vapes entered the market with the claim of being the healthier alternative to tobacco smoking. Targets- mainly adolescents- were drawn in with flashy innovations like an expansive range of…

Facebook combating vaccine related misinformation in Pakistan
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Facebook combating vaccine related misinformation in Pakistan

Karachi- In order to combat misinformation related to vaccine, Facebook has launched an in-product education tool that allows its users in Pakistan to connect to information about vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO). This in-product education unit, available in Urdu, will help to connect people to authoritative information about vaccines and will link off-platform…

Oman’s biggest Healthcare Platform
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Oman’s biggest Healthcare Platform

It’s a call to all the healthcare traders, manufacturers, suppliers and buyers! The three-day, 9th Oman Health Conference is all set to take place from September 23rd to 25th at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman. The Conference aims to address the present and future of the Sultanate’s healthcare sector by offering a…

Hepatitis kills 1.4m people each year globally
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Hepatitis kills 1.4m people each year globally

KARACHI: World Hepatitis Day was recently observed at the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) with an appeal to health planners and practicing professionals to work for the elimination of the menace jointly. The theme of celebrating the day for this year is “Finding the Missing Millions.” The primary objective behind observing the day…

Hepatitis major public problem for Pakistan: Experts
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Hepatitis major public problem for Pakistan: Experts

KARACHI: Health Experts recently termed Hepatitis B and C are major public health problems for Pakistan, but both can be controlled and cured entirely through advance available treatment facilities in the country. Experts and office-bearers of the Pakistan Society Study of Liver Diseases (PSSLD) stated this during a seminar held to mark World Hepatitis Day…

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