Health

FATA polio free for 21 months as nationwide eradication efforts continue

Improved security has allowed health teams to administer vaccines and work towards stamping out the virus throughout Pakistan.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa offers free TB treatment to Afghan refugees

Doctors began providing free treatment in January to combat the spread of the deadly disease.


Doctors link militancy trauma to increased mental illness among Pakistanis

More children now than 2 decades ago are suffering from various mental disorders as a result of terrorism and militancy, according to medics.


Public-private partnership brings specialised medical services to FATA

The initiative is aimed at bringing medical specialists to hospitals in the region, many of which militants previously targeted.


Lady Reading Hospital staff learn new emergency life-saving techniques

Doctors, nurses, paramedics and other hospital staff, who are already well versed in treating the victims of terrorist attacks, have updated their knowledge of life-saving emergency techniques.


KP health officials prevent spread of hepatitis B with vaccines

The provincial government has started vaccinating infants at birth, knocking down infection rates.


Awareness campaign tells Pakistani drivers to 'Give Way to Ambulances'

The nationwide campaign, supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross, will run until the end of the year.


E-Ilaj to provide health care in remote parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Residents of rural areas can now be connected with specialist doctors in urban hospitals via the internet.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa deploys Mobile Emergency Medical Response Unit

The unit is the first of its kind in the province and is run by Rescue 1122, officials told Pakistan Forward.


Pakistan asks medical aid group to stop working in Kurram Agency

The government refused to renew a No Objection Certificate (NOC) required for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to continue working in the tribal areas.


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