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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.


Khan honours polio workers who braved waist-deep snow in Swat Valley

Khan honours polio workers who braved waist-deep snow in Swat Valley

A viral video showing a polio worker wade through deep snow to vaccinate children has drawn praise for the 'unsung heroes' seeking to eradicate the disease.


Khan expands Sehat Sahulat Programme to nation's poorest citizens

Khan expands Sehat Sahulat Programme to nation's poorest citizens

The programme, launched in KP two years ago, is being expanded to provide free health care to 80 million Pakistanis living under the poverty line.


Bilateral co-operation allows Afghan doctors to get helping hand from Pakistan

Bilateral co-operation allows Afghan doctors to get helping hand from Pakistan

Current efforts are part of a series of aid and development projects worth $500 million that started in 2007 under the Pakistan Technical Assistance Programme.


Tribal residents eagerly await opening of new trauma centres

Tribal residents eagerly await opening of new trauma centres

The trauma centres will serve the communities in North and South Waziristan, especially those that have suffered from physical and mental impacts of terrorism.


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