Pakistan: Fighting polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases — AKU

AKU helped drive the number of polio cases in Pakistan to its lowest level ever by introducing an innovative and influential immunization strategy in conflict-ridden areas. Working in high-risk communities of Karachi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and the border area of northern Sindh and Balochistan, researchers increased polio vaccination rates through health…

President of Pakistan confers awards on two Aga Khan University faculty

Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain has conferred prestigious awards on two senior professors at the Aga Khan University. Professor Syed Ather Enam, Chair of the Department of Surgery at AKU, has been awarded Pakistan’s third highest civilian award, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, for his work in the field of medicine. Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta, Founding Director of the Centre…

GLOBAL: Stillbirths could be halved – Prof. Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta, Irin News org

Photo: MSF A midwife listens to the foetal heartbeat of an expectant mother in Afghanistan (file photo) DAKAR, 27 April 2011 (IRIN) – Preventing stillbirths can cost just US$2.32 per mother if governments, the private sector and international institutions adopt a package of 10 health interventions, rather than allowing stillbirths to be an almost invisible…