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WHO alarmed by global uptick in measles cases

WHO alarmed by global uptick in measles cases

Reported measles cases rose by 30 percent in 2017 according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Multiple countries experienced outbreaks of the disease, including European nations and the United States. An estimated 110,000 deaths have been attributed to the disease. The spike …Continue reading

Asia-Pacific Region Is Home to Most of the World’s Undernourished People: FAO

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has said that the Asia-Pacific region which is “home to most of the world’s undernourished people” needs to undertake urgent action to tackle malnutrition and promote consumption of healthier foods. According to the UN …Continue reading

The Miracle Drug for Pakistan’s Medicine Cabinet

An inexpensive, locally-manufactured drug can reduce the risk of maternal mortality. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), a fatal bleed after childbirth, has been plaguing maternal health practitioners from time immemorial. It contributes significantly to maternal mortality in Pakistan (178 of 100,000 women die each …Continue reading

Diversifying Pakistan’s Water Resources

Pakistan’s water plight is much more serious than previously believed. The current tension between Pakistan and India over the Indus Water Treaty has brought the country’s water shortages into focus again. It is now more evident than ever that Pakistan must become …Continue reading