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IsDB approves $60m supplementary aid for Pakistan’s polio eradication efforts

ISLAMABAD: The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has approved a $60 million supplementary fund for Pakistan to support the country’s polio eradication programme. This...

How Sehat Kahani is fighting Covid-19 through telemedicine in Pakistan

The Covid-19 pandemic took the world by surprise. It not only made a gigantic dent within the healthcare facilities globally, but also...

WHO says asymptomatic spread of coronavirus ‘very rare,’ but experts raise questions

The World Health Organization made noise Monday when the head of its emerging diseases and zoonosis unit, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, said during...

WB prepares $247.5m PREP to help Pakistan fight coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank (WB) has said that it has prepared a $247.5 million programme to support Pakistan’s frontline healthcare...

Germany to provide €12m grant for healthcare development in KP, GB

ISLAMABAD: Economic Affairs Division Secretary Noor Ahmed and German Development Bank (KfW) Country Director Wolfgang Moeller on Thursday signed financing agreements for Social...

PSQCA issues notice to beauty cream manufacturers over health concerns

Faiza Beauty Cream causes skin cancer, other diseases

Punjab Food Authority declares 61 ghee, cooking oil brands ‘unhealthy’

PFA has declared 61 ghee and cooking oil brands unhealthy for usage and has further seized 47,233 litres of ghee and cooking oil

Social Health Protection Initiative – Sehat Cards bids opening ceremony held

ISLAMABAD: Minister for National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination Aamir Mehmood Kiani on Saturday presided over bids opening ceremony for the provision...

Food exports surge 29.28pc to over $4.797 billion

Wheat exports went up from $1.038 million to $236.339 million, showing growth of 22668 per cent

OBS Pakistan to acquire Globe Textile Mills Ltd

OBS Pakistan (Private) Limited, a pharmaceutical company, through the newspaper advertisement, has shown its interest to acquire 14,891,829 ordinary shares of Globe Textile Mills Limited.

Surgical goods, medical instruments worth $348.579mn exported in 11M FY17-18

Surgical goods and medical instruments worth $348.579 million were exported during 11 months of the last financial year ended on June 30, 2018

Novartis to spin off Alcon, will buy back $5 billion in shares

Novartis will hold a shareholder meeting next February to get approval for the spin-off, which is due to be completed in the first half of next year.

Al-Tahur set to enter final stage of IPO with a strike price of Rs21

The book building process for Al-Tahur ended on, Tuesday, June 26, with the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of the dairy company entering its final phase where it will offer stocks to the general public at a price of Rs21 per share.

Healthcare: the (hitherto) ignored priority

If one had to reduce the state of an entire nation’s healthcare to a single number, it would be average life expectancy,...

Pakistan diluted proposed tobacco health warnings after Philip Morris, BAT lobbying

Instead of 85 percent, the new rule, which comes into effect on June 1, requires warnings that cover 50 percent of the pack - up from 40 percent now - rising to 60 percent in a year’s time