Pakistan’s first Model Disability Survey launched

Pakistan has launched its first Model Disability Survey (MDS) that would help estimate the percentage and potential of people with disability – most unheard and uncounted population of the country. The survey can be  a valuable document for the policy-makers as it would also help identify challenges faced by disabled Pakistan and define interventions needed…

Education key to manage Pakistan’s population growth

Investing in people, particularly by educating them, is no more a choice but a compulsion for Pakistan, insisted the key speakers at the Annual Population Conference that commenced in Islamabad. Education was recognized the key determinant to manage the growing population challenges posed to Pakistan – world’s sixth populous country with 180 million plus people.…

First day of life most risky for Newborns: new Report

Pakistan among 10 countries with high newborn death rate The day a newborn open eyes to world is the most anticipated one for the mother and a blissful moment for the whole family. But the first day of life is a delicate time for a newborn as it is often the most risky day of a…

Cure for Silent Killer ‘Hypertension’ is better lifestyle

Children’s Health Conference in Islamabad  Sana Jamal Exposing the face of society’s silent killer in their revealing and detailed speeches, the brilliant kids at the Children’s Health Conference in Islamabad, seemed more knowledgeable about hypertension than the adults sitting in the audience. Adopting a healthy lifestyle with emphasis on proper nutrition, reducing salt and total…

Hope, Love and Care can cure cancer

Cancer is a small word that develops a big shock in the mind of the patient. The shock then becomes obvious in patient’s fearful eyes and desperate behaviour, which turns into a nightmare for the whole family. Later the pressure to start a medical treatment that involves surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, is itself frightening enough.…

Early Screening of Infants advised to minimize Disability

Medical experts advised the parents that early screening of infants with disability can help them recover to a great extent and improve their abilities to full potential. “Early treatment with a loving, stimulating environment can prevent the more severe disabilities and also foster independence in the child with learning disabilities” informed Dr. Irfan Ahmad, Senior…

World Cancer Day: Early diagnosis can beat killer disease

Islamabad – The disease, once known as fatal and haunting enough to bring images resembling death sentence in the minds of patients, is now curable if detected at an early stage. “Cancer is dreaded by most people but the truth is that the disease has emerged as a chronic one rather a fatal disorder” said…

Population management can help develop nation

Published in Pakistan Observer (27 Sept. 2011)Sana JamalIslamabad – Manageable population can lead to progress of the country while the uncontrolled population rise can result in shortage of basic necessities of life. This point of concern was raised at national seminar on World Contraception Day held on Monday in Islamabad. Senator Suriya Amiruddin noted that…