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  • OCA sports administration course begins today

    KARACHI: The Sindh Olympic Association (SOA) will play host to a week-long Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Sports Administration course for men and women at a local hotel from Monday...

    Sindh Secretary for Sports and Youth Affairs, Laiq Ahmed, will formally inaugurate the course which is taking place in the city after a long time...

  • OCA Sports Administration course set to begin on Monday

    KARACHI: A week long Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Sports Administration course for men’s and women’s begins at a local hotel on Monday with 29 officials belonging to Sindh attending it...

    The Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), headed by retired Lt Gen Syed Arif Hasan, has awarded the course to its Sindh chapter...

  • Balochistan govt to make nutrition top priority: minister

    QUETTA: The Balochistan government would make nutrition its top priority, said provincial Planning and Development Minister Dr Hamid Khan Achakzai on Thursday...

    The minister was speaking at an advocacy seminar organised by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (Gain), National Fortification Alliance (NFA) and the provincial nutrition cell...

  • Nutrition: beyond the noise

    Yet why is action so slow? Part of the problem is that the ‘noise’ created about nutrition is detracting from programming a credible response...

    Undernutrition was ‘discovered’ in Pakistan by the 1965 National Nutrition Survey...

  • Call for nutrition emergency in Balochistan

    QUETTA: Balochistan Health Minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch has announced moving a resolution in the next session of the provincial assembly for imposing a nutrition emergency in the province as nutrition situation of mother and child is very serious in the province...

    Director General Health Masood Ahmed Nosher­wani, Director of the Provincial Mother and Child Nutrition Programme Dr Nasir Bugti and Dr Khawaja Masood also spoke on the...

  • Accord signed with Unicef for nutrition programme

    QUETTA: The Balochistan government and Unicef have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to procure nutrition related supplies worth more than $844,000 to support the provincial nutrition programme for mothers and children...

    It would improve nutrition of mothers and children in the first step in seven districts of the province, she added...

  • Worsening nutrition deficit

    One can understand the context better by comparing cost of the nutrition crisis with that of the power crisis, which is causing a 2pc loss to GDP, but consuming most of the financial and human capital of the federal and the provincial governments...

    But the intangible nature of the nutrition crisis seems to have pushed it down the national priority list...

  • MoU signed on mother, child nutrition

    QUETTA: Balochistan Nutrition Programme for Mothers and Children of the provincial health department and People’s Primary Healthcare Initiative have signed a memorandum of understanding...

    Under the agreement, the PPHI will facilitate and support the Balochistan nutrition programme and improve nutritional status of mothers and children in the province...

  • UN report says poorest Nigerian women fare better in nutrition than their counterparts in Sindh

    KARACHI: The latest UN report on gender equality once again highlights how serious the problem is of malnutrition in Sindh where the health status of poor rural women is far worse than their counterparts in Nigeria...

    Released two years after world leaders had adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the report — Turning Promises into Action: Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda — examines all 17 Sustainable Development Goals...
  • KP health dept plans nutrition, immunisation study

    Sanitation, access to drinkable water and socioeconomic condition of the population will also be examined during the study being launched as part of the 4th National Nutrition Survey under the guidance of the Ministry of National Health Services and Regulation, provincial director-general (health services) Dr Ayub Rose told Dawn...

    Dr Ayub said the department would deploy health workers from the Expanded Programme on Immunisation and...

  • Performance of NGOs working on nutrition in Thar unsatisfactory, says Sindh CS

    MITHI: Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has expressed frustration over performance of the many non-governmental organisations purportedly working on nutrition in Thar and said their work has been completely “unsatisfactory” for the past many years...

    He ordered health officials to make all-out efforts to provide quality healthcare to patients and free ambulance service to the serious ones to help shift them to teaching...

  • Minister declares nutrition emergency in Balochistan

    QUETTA: Provincial Health Minister Mir Naseebullah Marri has declared nutrition emergency in Balochistan and said the provincial government planned to expand its campaign for combating malnutrition, being conducted in seven districts, to other parts of the province...

    He expressed these views while talking to the media after an annual progress review meeting of the Balochistan Nutrition Programme for Mothers and Children (BNPMC)... ...

  • Price hike and nutrition

    Scaling Up Nutrition, a global multi-donor initiative that has supported more than 30 countries develop their national nutrition strategies, for example, has seldom referred to climate-triggered disasters such as droughts, floods, or heatwaves that result in crop failures and food insecurity...

    It is an opportune time for Pakistan’s envisioned nutrition strategy to adopt deeper, structural and well-integrated approaches...

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