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…