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  • Pakistan has world's highest newborn mortality rate, reveals Unicef report

    Pakistan has the world's highest newborn mortality rate, with one in every 22 babies born dying within a month, according to a Unicef report released on Tuesday...

    The countries with the lowest newborn mortality rates, after Japan, are mostly well-off countries with strong education and health care systems: Iceland (a one in 1,000 chance of death), Singapore (one in 909), Finland (one in 833), Estonia and Slovenia (both one in 769),...

  • Peshawar records highest mortality rate

    Health seeking behaviour, late arrival to hospitals and burial issues may be a cause of highest positivity and mortality in KP,” Prof Ziaul Haq, the dean of public health and pro vice-chancellor of Khyber Medical University, told Dawn...

    Every fifth person in the city has tested positive, the highest rate in the country...

  • ‘If Sri Lanka can eradicate malaria, so can Pakistan’

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has blamed bad planning, mismanagement and the lack of political will for the spread of malaria in the country and has urged the government to take measures for the eradication of the virus from Pakistan...

    The association issued a press release on Friday after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Si Lanka a malaria free country...

  • Neonatal mortality: are we doing enough?

    It’s a sad situation that in Pakistan more than 40 out of every 1,000 newborns die during the first month of their lives; in 2013, almost half of all under-five deaths took place during the first 28 days of a baby’s life — a period that is considered most crucial in a newborn’s life...

    Though there can be many causes for this, out of the estimated 200,000 newborns who die every year in Pakistan, at least 36,000 lose their lives due...

  • Sindh’s child mortality ratio higher than Punjab’s: report

    KARACHI: A report prepared by the Sindh Bureau of Statistics and to be launched soon gives disturbing figures about the children’s mortality rates in the province, which have increased since 2012 while similar figures in Punjab have appreciably decreased...

    “It is an indictment on the health sector in Sindh — of which public sector shares the maximum — in that it shows poor results in achieving millennium development goals (MDGs),”...

  • SC takes notice of increase in child mortality

    One of the columns pointed out that pneumonia and diarrhoea had claimed the lives of 144,000 children in 2014, pushing Pakistan as the third country in the world in terms of child mortality...

    The mortality of children due to the deadly diseases is more than the deaths reported in incidents of terrorism...

  • Pollution may increase mortality from coronavirus, say experts

    Air pollution from petrol and diesel vehicles is likely to increase mortality from the novel coronavirus in cities, say public health experts...

    While there is currently no proven link between COVID-19 mortality and air pollution, one peer-reviewed study into the 2003 SARS outbreak showed that patients in regions with moderate air pollution levels were 84 per cent more likely to die than those in regions with low air pollution...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    Developed by Glaxo­SmithKline, Mosqu­irix is the first malaria vaccine to reach the stage of being assessed by a regulatory agency...

  • World Malaria Day passes unnoticed

    ISLAMABAD: The World Malaria Day, which is observed on April 25 every year, passed unnoticed in the federal capital on Saturday...

    Though the elimination of the disease is included in the top six priorities of the government, Pakistan is the second country in the world from where most of the malaria cases are reported every year...

  • 660 malaria centres set up in Balochistan

    QUETTA: The head of the Malaria Control Programme in Balochistan, Dr Kamalan Gichki, has said that 660 malaria microscopy centres have been set up across the province to diagnose and check the spread of the disease...

    In a statement issued here on Thursday, he said the government would carry out anti-malaria spray and provide people with medicines, adding that a malaria reference laboratory had also been set up in Quetta that would...

  • Malaria awareness campaign launched in Balochistan

    QUETTA: Balochistan government has launched a campaign against malaria in 21 districts of the province under which awareness would be created about the disease and adequate measures would be taken for its control in view of the arrival of summer season...

    Mr Seleh said with the arrival of summer season the provincial government had devised a comprehensive plan to prevent the cases of malaria in the province...

  • Mosquito traps laced with human scent help fight malaria

    THE HAGUE: Dutch and Kenyan scientists have designed a unique mosquito trap which uses human odour to attract the malaria-carrying insects, helping cut the number of cases dramatically, researchers said on Wednesday...

    A three-year study in Kenya found the special traps baited with synthetic smell helped to catch 70 per cent of the local malaria mosquito population, and led to a 30pc drop in cases in households using the devices... ...

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