Sind, Pakistan: Study says customised mobile messages boost vaccine coverage | Voice message “Paigham-e-Sehat”, to parents and caregivers of infants

​Results from a randomised controlled trial spanning over 3,300 households in rural and urban areas of Sindh have highlighted the usefulness of SMS and voice campaigns, targeted at parents and caregivers of infants, in increasing vaccine coverage in underserved areas.  Sindh has one of the lowest rates of routine immunisation in Pakistan with seven out…

Sindh govt to launch major m-health initiative | Based on Teeko app of AKU to Tibbi for Smartphone-based health application

The Sindh health department has announced plans to put a smartphone-based health application, Tibbi, in every public health facility in the province. The initiative will replace prevailing paper-based systems and will see health workers collect real-time data about the use of health services and the performance of all health delivery points. Staff working on a…

The European Union (EU). Govt launch programme aimed at rural uplift in Sindh — The News com Pakistan

Karachi The European Union (EU) delegation to Pakistan, the government of Sindh and the Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN) launched the European Union funded six-year Sindh Union Council and Community Economic Strengthening Support (SUCCESS) programme in Karachi on Wednesday. According to a statement, the objective of the SUCCESS programme is to reduce poverty through undertaking…

Aga Khan University to train Health Department officials — AKU, Pakistan

April 13, 2015 The Sindh Health Department’s district and provincial managers will for the first time be able to enroll in a graduate-level health policy and management programme while continuing to work, as part of an initiative to build capacity to improve the health delivery system in the province. Under an agreement signed today by…

Steps to provide relief to Thar people in winter reviewed — Dawn com Pakistan

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah.— INP/File   KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the provincial disaster management authority to distribute 50,000 blankets in Tharparkar before the onset of winter. Besides, 1,100 hand-pumps should also be installed at the earliest in the drought-affected areas of Dadu, Jamshoro and Thatta districts…

Sindh Government and Aga Khan University Support Students to Enter Nursing

One hundred and twenty-seven prospective nursing students, from Hyderabad, Matiari and Tando Muhammad Khan districts, were awarded certificates today, for completing a course that would improve their chances of entering a university programme. This opportunity was through Youth Development Programme – An Opportunity for Entering the Nursing Profession, a public-private initiative between the Aga Khan…

Pakistan: Sind Government to construct modern and earthquake-proof hospitals on the patron of Aga Khan Hospital in all district headquarters of Sindh province

Sindh CM to inaugurate earthquake-proof hospital this week – Pakistan Today ***** BADIN – Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah will inaugurate earthquake-proof Civil Hospital in Badin this week. The hospital, which is being constructed with a cost of Rs460 million on the patron of Aga Khan Hospital, will take six more months for completion. However, the…