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  • India's government restores funding for HIV-AIDS program

    NEW DELHI: India's federal government says it will restore funding to the country's HIV-AIDS program months after it cut its contribution and asked regional governments to fill in the gaps...

    Nadda said late Tuesday the government was committed to combatting HIV-AIDS and that the federal government would resume fully funding India's National AIDS Control Program...

  • US State Dept approves proposed $125m support program for Pakistan’s F-16s

    The US State Department announced on Friday that the Trump administration is set to approve $125 million for Pakistan to provide technical support to its fleet of F-16 aircraft...

    Read: 'An unintended PR win for Islamabad': What analysts, journalists had to say about PM's trip to USDuring an unprecedented 47-minute joint press talk with the prime minister on July 21, US President Donald Trump also offered to mediate between India and...

  • ‘Internal rift’ mars Punjab AIDS Control Programme

    LAHORE: The Punjab AIDS Control Programme (PACP) is ‘almost on the verge of closure’ after a crisis hit the largest programme of the country due to resignations of the key officers following ‘internal rift’ and an alarming surge in number of suspected HIV/AIDS cases across the province...

    The official documents pertaining to the figures painted a gloomy picture showing that 319 suspected cases of HIV/AIDS surfaced during October alone...

  • IBA Karachi, Shanghai University to collaboratively offer finance program

    The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Shanghai University China, agreeing to collaboratively offer a Master of Finance program between the universities in Karachi and China, a notification posted on IBA's website said...

    Dr Iqbal was accompanied to Shanghai by Dr Nasir Afghan, Assistant Professor and Director MBA Program at IBA...

  • IAAF clears Paula Radcliffe, defends its blood testing program

    MONACO: Women's world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe was “hounded remorselessly” over doping allegations that proved wrong, world athletics' governing body said Friday...

    “The circumstances in which Ms Radcliffe came to be publicly accused are truly shocking,” the IAAF said as it used the British runner's case to defend its own handling of accusations of widespread doping
  • US rebel training program 'nuts,' ex-Pentagon chief says

    WASHINGTON: A doomed US plan now on hold to train Syrian rebel fighters outside the country to fight the Islamic State was "nuts," former defense secretary Robert Gates said...

    President Barack Obama's administration has suspended its $500 million train and equip effort in the latest embarrassment concerning a Syria strategy that has stumbled from one setback to the next
  • Obama hits out as Republicans seek to halt Syria refugee program

    "His comments came as House Speaker Paul Ryan called for a "pause" in the Syrian resettlement scheme, joining more than half of state governors urging Obama to suspend the program and fully review the vetting process to ensure that would-be attackers do not slip into the country as refugees...

    "Some Democrats shared similar views, including senior Senator Chuck Schumer who acknowledged it might be "necessary" to pause the program amid...

  • NASA program to track greenhouse gas canceled by Trump admin

    A NASA program that cost $10 million per year to track carbon and methane, key greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, has been cancelled, a US space agency spokesman said on Thursday...

    The end of the program — called the Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) — which tracked sources and sinks for carbon and made high-resolution models of the planet's flows of carbon — was first reported by the journal Science...

  • International rapid response team called over HIV/AIDS outbreak in Sindh: Dr Zafar Mirza

    Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza on Sunday announced that after seeking the advice of the Sindh health minister, he had called an international rapid response team in the aftermath of the recent HIV/AIDS outbreak...

    Pakistan is a considered a low-prevalence country for HIV but this month the news of hundreds of children and adults allegedly infected by an HIV-positive doctor in Sindh's...

  • Rs1bn earmarked for welfare of persons living with HIV/AIDS in Sindh

    KARACHI: Given the challenge posed by HIV/AIDS in the province, the government has earmarked Rs1 billion for an endowment fund being set up for the welfare of the persons living with HIV/AIDS and Rs500m to treat blood diseases in the budget for the next financial year...

    It is pertinent to mention here that HIV/AIDS has emerged as a major health challenge in the country...

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