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  • Covid-19 vaccine in late February: White House

    WASHINGTON: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro has said that testing and production of a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) drug could start as soon as late February...

    In an interview to Fox Business Network on Friday night, Mr Navarro also said that 150 million doses of this vaccine could “hopefully” be available by “as early as next November...

  • House ‘feels the heat’ of Model Town JIT report

    LAHORE: It was a turbulent day for Punjab Assembly on Thursday; quorum was pointed out four times and found missing twice, the opposition staged a 10-minute walkout and the house could not complete its agenda due to the numbers game...

    The house started its proceedings after a delay of 48 minutes with only 14 members in the session...

  • Pakistan launches new polio vaccine, aims for 2016 wipeout

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday formally launched an injectable polio vaccine, an important step to accelerate its polio eradication campaign as the authorities vowed to wipe out the disease by 2016...

    More than four million children will benefit from the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), which will be incorporated into the country's routine immunisation schedule and given to children alongside other jabs...

  • Call for introducing diabetes vaccine in Pakistan

    LAHORE: Professor of medicine at the King Edward Medical University, Dr Irshad Hussain, has called for introduction of vaccine in Pakistan to prevent diabetes since the prevalence of the disease has almost doubled in adults/children...

    “Pakistan is facing a potential threat of diabetes outbreak, particularly in adults due to unhealthy lifestyle,” Prof Irshad told Dawn...

  • Pakistan demands Facebook remove polio vaccine misinformation

    Pakistan urged Facebook to remove harmful polio-related content from the social networking site on Friday, saying it was jeopardising eradication initiatives and putting the lives of vaccinators at risk...

    In recent months social media in the country has been inundated with fake news reports and videos — garnering thousands of views and shares in the last week alone — claiming numerous children have been killed by the polio vaccine......

  • China to supply potential coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan: WSJ report

    China will supply a coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by a unit of the China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) to Pakistan as part of a trial agreement, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday...

    State-owned Sinopharm is set to work with the University of Karachi on vaccine trials, according to the WSJ report, which said Pakistan will receive enough doses early in distribution to vaccinate about one-fifth of its...

  • Efforts underway to develop system for Covid-19 vaccine distribution in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: With six frontrunners in the race to develop a vaccine for Covid-19, Pakistan has begun efforts to build a system to provide a vaccine across the country...

    “Though it is a fact that there is currently no vaccine available internationally, we need to develop a mechanism to ensure that a vaccine can reach every part of the country within a few days of becoming available on the market,” Health Services Academy Cice Chancellor...

  • Rest house upgraded to circuit house

    GUJRAT: The district council rest house has been upgraded to the level of a circuit house and additional bedrooms and other infrastructure will now be built there for temporary stay of government officers and other functionaries...

    The rest house was established by the Gujrat district council around four decades ago and was under its control since then...

  • Avenfield House or ‘tax haven’ house?

    LONDON: The family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not the only resident of Avenfield House on London’s Park Lane who bought their properties through offshore companies incorporated in tax havens...

    According to the UK Land Registry record, the majority of flats in Avenfield House are owned by offshore companies incorporated in tax havens like Panama, the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey...

  • World's first malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from EU regulators

    LONDON: The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it as safe and effective to use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease...

    The shot, called RTS,S or Mosquirix and developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), would be the first licensed human vaccine against a parasitic disease...

  • Acute BCG vaccine shortage: Denying newborns precious gift of life

    LAHORE: As if numerous health issues in the country are not enough, a potential risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB) for a large number of children looms large due to the last two-month interruption in the supply of BCG vaccine and syringes to the provinces...

    The Federal Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) failed to procure this life-saving vaccine last year to meet the demands of all the provinces which has now emerged as a...

  • Advanced malaria vaccine gets regulator’s approval

    LONDON: The world’s most advanced malaria vaccine got the nod from European regulators on Friday, despite mixed trial results, for eventual use in children in African countries plagued by the killer disease...

    Mosquirix is the most clinically-advanced vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease that infects some 200 million people and kills about 600,000 every year, more than 75 per cent of them children under five...

  • Efforts on to end vaccine preventable diseases: govt

    QUETTA: Balochistan Health Minister Rehmat Saleh Baloch has said the provincial government is committed to eliminating morbidity and mortality relating to vaccine preventable diseases...

    Speaking at an EPI review meeting attended by representatives Gavi, the vaccine alliance, commissioners, deputy commissioners, deputy health officers and EPI (Expanded Programme on Immunisation) officers here on Friday, he said that all possible steps...

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