Dr Chris Schmotzer Award
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German federal president awards ‘Order of Merit’ to Dr Chris Schmotzer

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Thursday, December 17, 2020 (WNP/DL): The German federal president Thursday awarded ‘Order of Merit’ to Dr Chris Schmotzer, medical doctor and director of the Leprosy Hospital in Rawalpindi, for her tireless service to humanity. German Ambassador to Pakistan Bernhard Schlagheck bestowed the Cross of Merit on the ‘German sister’ – as […]

Pakistan US evaluate medicines
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Pakistan, US launch innovative platform to evaluate safety, effectiveness of new medicines

ISLAMABAD, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 (WNP/DL): The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), in partnership with the United States (US) government, launched an innovative online platform that will enable the government of Pakistan to more quickly and effectively evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medicine, leading to greater health security in the country.   The government […]

Peshawar tops in COVID-19 positivity rate: NCOC told
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Peshawar tops in COVID-19 positivity rate: NCOC told

ISLAMABAD, Friday, November 27, 2020 (WNP/DL): The positivity rate of coronavirus tests in Peshawar has exceeded 19 per cent and is the highest in the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) was told on Friday. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital has a positivity rate of 19.65pc, the forum was told in a meeting today. […]

Healthy environment must for a healthy society: Aida Girma
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Healthy environment must for a healthy society: Aida Girma

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (WNP/DL): UNICEF Pakistan Country Representative Aida Girma Tuesday said it was imperative to protect and ensure healthy environment in order to groom and nurture a healthy and robust society. Regarding Clean Green Index initiative, she said it was definitely a motivating step towards raising standards of cleanliness […]

Breast cancer is preventable up to 40% by adopting a healthy lifestyle
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Breast cancer is preventable up to 40% by adopting a healthy lifestyle

By Andleeb Khan ISLAMABAD, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (WNP/DL): Adopting a healthy lifestyle is important because studies show that breast cancer is preventable around 40% by adopting a healthy lifestyle. According to the report prepared by World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute of Cancer Research “Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer: a Global […]

Supreme Court turns pink in support of Pink Ribbon
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Supreme Court turns pink in support of Pink Ribbon

By Andleeb Khan ISLAMABAD, Saturday, October 10, 2020 (WNP/DL): The Supreme Court of Pakistan was illuminated in the pink colour in support of Pink Ribbon on Saturday to raise awareness on the issue of ‘Breast Cancer’. The event was organised in commemoration of PINKtober – Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign which is most important for millions […]

EU ensures basic healthcare services for Sindhi, Balochi women, newborns amid pandemic- Androulla
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EU ensures basic healthcare services for Sindhi, Balochi women, newborns amid pandemic: Androulla

By Shabbir Hussain ISLAMABAD, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 (WNP/DL): European Union (EU) Ambassador to Pakistan Androulla Kaminara Tuesday said the EU had mobilized five million Euro for UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) to ensure availability of basic healthcare services for women and children in Sindh and Balochistan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Talking to […]

Sindh govt handed over 50,000 PPE kits, 40,000 surgical masks
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Sindh govt handed over 50,000 PPE kits, 40,000 surgical masks

By Shabbir Hussain KARACHI, Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (WNP/DL): The donor-funded TVET Sector Support Programme Wednesday handed over 50,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and 40,000 surgical masks to the government of Sindh in a small ceremony held at the training institute of ‘Charter for Compassion’. The items were produced under a special initiative of […]

Russia produces first batch of Covid-19 vaccine
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Russia produces first batch of Covid-19 vaccine

MOSCOW, Saturday, August 15, 2020 (Reuters/AFP/WNP/DL): Russia has produced the first batch of its new vaccine for Covid-19, the Interfax news agency quoted the health ministry as saying on Saturday, hours after the ministry reported the start of manufacturing. Some scientists said they fear that with this fast regulatory approval, Moscow may be putting national prestige before […]