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New Report Highlights Pakistan’s Need to Adapt to Climate Change

New Report Highlights Pakistan’s Need to Adapt to Climate Change

A report launched by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) comes as a reminder about the potentially devastating impact of climate change on Asian countries under a business-as-usual scenario of up to 8.5 degree Celsius rise in global temperatures by the end of …Continue reading

Locally Developed Simulator Promises to Train Surgery Students on MIS Procedures

Prohibitive cost of commercially available simulators has so far prevented their uptake by healthcare providers in the country. The traditional practice of imparting training of minimally invasive surgery (MIS) at medical colleges in Pakistan has been through apprenticeships. Junior doctors are placed …Continue reading

Improving Patient Care in Pakistan With Hospital Automation

Hospitals in Pakistan are overwhelmed by exploding patient populations, lack of resources, and critical care training.  Manual errors are frequent, slow availability of patient lab results, doctors and nurses are confounded with slow paper based information retrieval, and misplaced patient histories lead …Continue reading

Google Can Help Detect Breast Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence, also known as AI, has been making leaps and bounds especially in the healthcare domain. Now Google is using AI to review patients biological tissue samples in order to detect breast cancer. The results of this technology have been revealed …Continue reading

Is Breathing Killing Us?

Lung diseases, facemasks and irritable eyes – a snapshot into the future of Pakistan without urgent air quality management programs. The extensive smog experienced in Lahore in November, 2016 kickstarted a long overdue conversation about the importance of air quality in the …Continue reading

Combating Obesity Through Technology

Pakistan is the 9th most obese country in the world. According to recent studies, one-in-four Pakistani adults are now overweight. To stop this trend of obesity, especially in today’s world where changing lifestyles and oil-rich food are contributing to it, more people …Continue reading

Pakistani Engineer Braves Tragedy to Develop Low Cost Ventilator

There was a deathly sound in the ward, of lungs struggling, and wheezing. Most of the patients were children, with a variety of winter respiratory diseases, including but not limited to Pneumonia. Around each bed, loved ones stood guard. Fathers and sons, …Continue reading

Dengue Hotline

Punjab combating dengue fever lauded globally. Nobody knew what will be the fate of Lahorites when dengue hit the town three years ago. Even the government, especially the health officials were caught off guard. The world was shocked too. Lahore is hardly …Continue reading

Punjab Introduces E-Reforms in Health Sector

In order to improve the performance of its health sector, the Punjab government has started implementing electronic reforms in the system through the use of information technology. The government has hired Monitoring and Evaluation Assistants (MEAs) for this purpose who visit district …Continue reading

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