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KP to establish 1st Rescue 1122 emergency training academy

KP to establish 1st Rescue 1122 emergency training academy

Terrorism in the past spurred the demand for trained personnel in emergency rescue and life-saving operations.


Pakistani parents reject hardline anti-polio vaccine narrative

Pakistani parents reject hardline anti-polio vaccine narrative

Increased public awareness about the safety and efficacy of the oral polio vaccine has resulted in a major drop in refusals, according to health officials.


Government to focus on awareness as new polio vaccination campaign begins

Government to focus on awareness as new polio vaccination campaign begins

Prime Minister Imran Khan deemed polio eradication as the one of the top priorities of the government during a recent high-level meeting.


Red Cross launches campaign to protect healthcare staff from assaults

Red Cross launches campaign to protect healthcare staff from assaults

The campaign aims to educate the public not to interfere with healthcare personnel, who often are overwhelmed treating victims of terrorism.


KP government, WHO tackle leishmaniasis outbreak

KP government, WHO tackle leishmaniasis outbreak

The outbreak of the disfiguring disease has affected more than 25,000 patients.


WHO urges more action to stem HIV outbreak in Sindh

WHO urges more action to stem HIV outbreak in Sindh

Some 751 adults and children have tested positive in Larkana District.


Social media platforms take action against anti-polio vaccine content

Social media platforms take action against anti-polio vaccine content

The platforms blocked 278 links for containing malicious content against polio vaccination in Pakistan.


KP eyes shift in polio vaccination strategy after attacks, misinformation

KP eyes shift in polio vaccination strategy after attacks, misinformation

The moves comes as several polio vaccination officials have been targets of violence.


HIV outbreak in Sindh sparks crackdown on unqualified doctors

HIV outbreak in Sindh sparks crackdown on unqualified doctors

About 337 patients, including 270 children, have tested positive for HIV in the town of Ratodero.


Pakistan eyes cancer treatment centre as part of Afghanistan outreach plan

Pakistan eyes cancer treatment centre as part of Afghanistan outreach plan

Increased co-operation between Afghanistan and Pakistan could pave the way for a much-needed cancer treatment centre in Kabul.


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