Universities undertake research to address health-related issues — Daily Times com Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani universities have joined hands with leading American and British universities to undertake joint research projects for the effective use of natural sources to resolve health issues all over the country. According to the Higher Education Commission (HEC), these projects have greatly helped in treatment and control of serious diseases including caner, tuberculosis, hereditary…

High incidence of COPD in Pakistan: study — Business Recorder com

More than 13 million people in the Middle East and Africa suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and its prevalence in Pakistan is as high as 2.1 percent in population aged 40 years and above, an eminent researcher said on Thursday. Chairman of the Medicine Department at Aga Khan University (AKU) Hospital Dr Javaid…

Tobacco Use Among Youngsters Increasing in Pakistan: Warn Experts, Around 4,700 different noxious chemicals are released when a single cigarette is lit says further

May 30, 2013 ​Pakistan stands at the brink of a devastating health and economic disaster. The steep rise in the use of tobacco amongst the youth, especially young girls and women is depriving the country of a healthy workforce while increasing the burden of disease on an already overburdened health sector, warned Aga Khan University…

Inside Story Pakistan: Battling measles and mistrust – The disease has claimed hundreds of lives but aid workers must also fight widespread suspicion and death threats – AlJazeera news story and video

The latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) show the number of measles cases in Pakistan has increased from 4,000 in 2011 to 14,000 in 2012. Of those, 306 died last year – up from 64 deaths in 2011 “snip” On this episode of Inside Story, we discuss Pakistan’s fight against measles and the…

Aga Khan outfit in ‘life saving drive’ – The Citizen Tanzania News

Mwanza.  The Aga Khan Foundation yesterday began providing free medical services to Mwanza residents in a ‘life saving drive’ that targets to benefit over 1,500 people. Working in collaboration with the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), the exercise offers services to patients who cannot afford the high cost of treatment in private hospitals. The free…

Health service delivery a cause of great concern – Daily Nation article in which says Aga Khan health,EU and NGO’s are working in the area

In Summary Malaria and HIV/Aids are major killer diseases in the area while, tuberculosis (TB), tract system and skin diseases are widespread. Several None Governmental Organizations (NGO) such as the Aga Khan Health Service are working in the area to improve health delivery and standards in the area. The Aga Khan Health Service in collaboration…

Global forum addresses solutions to prevent premature deaths

24 FEBRUARY 2010 | GENEVA — The first Global Forum of the Noncommunicable Disease Network (NCDnet) marks the first time WHO has convened key stakeholder groups to address the large-scale and increasing global health and development burden posed by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). More than 100 people representing all stakeholder groups and geographic regions, including HRH…