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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.


Pakistan vows to continue polio vaccinations after phony videos spark panic

Pakistan vows to continue polio vaccinations after phony videos spark panic

After the anti-polio campaign began, various spurious videos and messages claiming that polio vaccines were making children sick sparked panic, with thousands of children brought to hospitals.


Pakistan seeks to block online anti-polio vaccine content

Pakistan seeks to block online anti-polio vaccine content

Such content often misleads parents about the purported dangers of vaccines.


Pakistan's 1st rehab centre for 'ice' addicts opens in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan's 1st rehab centre for 'ice' addicts opens in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

New laws also are aimed at curbing drug use and smuggling.


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