Pakistan State Oil donates Rs20 million to AKUH for treatment of at least 40 children from humble background who are born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD)

KARACHI (PR): Pakistan State Oil (PSX: PSO), the largest oil marketing company of the country, has donated Rs20 million to The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) for treatment of at least 40 children from humble background who are born with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). Photo Credit-Aga Khan University homepage The announcement came during an official…

Sindh transmitting measles to other provinces: survey — Dawn com Pakistan

LAHORE: Holding Sindh responsible for transmitting measles to the rest of the country, a survey has found that the province lags well behind Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in vaccine coverage. A child receiving treatment at a hospital. — Reuters/file According to the measles supplementary immunisation activity (SIA) coverage survey, millions of children are vulnerable to…

Anita Zaidi: promoting newborn and child health in Pakistan — The Lancet com article on Aga Khan University (AKU) graduated and foreign trained paediatrician making big difference in home country

Anita Zaidi, Professor and Chair of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at AKU Anita Zaidi was among the first batch of medical students to graduate from Karachi’s Aga Khan University (AKU) in 1988. She was, in fact, given the “Best Medical Graduate Award”. But that’s not what she remembers most about her graduation….

Newborn medicine trailblazer to work at Toronto’s Sick Kids — The Star com article on Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta of The Aga Khan University

Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, who has had 465 peer-reviewed papers published since 1987, helped put importance of nutrition on the map for world leaders Bernard Weil / Toronto Star “snip” Bhutta was born in Peshawar, the capital city of Khyber, one of Pakistan’s poorest provinces. Growing up, his mother and father — the latter an engineer-turned-educator…

Aga Khan University: 10 Interventions Equals a Million Children Saved

June 6, 2013 ​Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are among the 34 countries around the globe most affected by childhood malnutrition. If just 10 key nutrition interventions are scaled up to 90 per cent coverage in these countries, nearly 15 per cent of all deaths in children under five can be prevented, and at…

Experts oppose changes in WHO guidelines about pneumonia protocol – Dawn com News

HYDERABAD, Oct 22: Experts of paediatrics have opposed changes in WHO guidelines relating to pneumonia protocol by adaptation committee of the federal health ministry They urged the government on Saturday to devise a mechanism in the wake of 18th Amendment so that international donor agencies could be contacted easily for different foreign-funded programmes in the…

Vitamin A supplements decrease child mortality in low, middle-income countries: study – The News Com Pakistan

An international study suggests that giving vitamin A supplements to children in low and middle income countries could significantly cut rates of mortality, illnesses, and blindness among the under-fives. Researchers from the University of Oxford and Pakistan’s Aga Khan University have shown that vitamin A supplements reduce mortality among children from low and middle income…

Kenya: Hospital to Mark End of Breastfeeding Week – All Africa com News

Medics will help new mothers mark the end of world breastfeeding week today at the Aga khan hospital. The experts are inviting new and expectant mothers to a public forum to talk about the problems they encounter while breastfeeding during their baby’s first year. Statistics show that three out of four women initiate breastfeeding after…

First eight years crucial for child development’ – The Express Tribune News

Mothers and their children gathered at the MAD School for yoga classes. PHOTO: SAADIA QAMAR/ EXPRESS TRIBUNE ABBOTABAD: To increase awareness, strengthening linkages and advocacy regarding the concept of Early Childhood Development (ECD) among the stakeholders, the Sungi Development Foundation, here on Saturday, arranged a district level conference. Secretary Education K-P Fareed Qureshi, District Coordination Officer…

Cataract, leading cause of blindness: Expert – Khaleej Times com News

DUBAI — Cataract is a leading cause of treatable blindness, particularly in developing countries, Dr Tanveer Chaudhry, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Head of Ophthalmology, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) said during his recent visit to the Ismaili Centre, Dubai. He was speaking during a health lecture organised by the AKUH’s Karachi’s representative office in Dubai. He…