Category: Health

  • Research by AKU highlights the effectiveness of interventions to improve the health of textile workers in Pakistan

    Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) A multi-faceted study conducted by Dr Asaad Nafees, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences at the Aga Khan University (AKU) is the largest of its kind to determine the effectiveness of a simple intervention in reducing cotton dust-related respiratory health effects on textile workers in Pakistan. The study titled MultiTex RCT,…

  • Research finds citizens concerned about their protein intake

    Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) The ‘Right To Protein’ initiative of the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) introduced the ‘Pakistan Protein Perception Study 2023’. The nation-wide survey conducted by YouGov assessed citizens’ knowledge, behaviour, and perceptions about protein foods in Pakistan. The study highlights the practical challenges that pose as a barrier to adequate protein consumption in…

  • Uniting to Triumph Over COVID-19: Harnessing the Power of Clinical Trials.

    Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir) In the face of the persistent threat posed by COVID-19, our collective resilience shines brighter than ever, stated Dr. Saboora Waris, Associate Director, at Maroof International Hospital. Today, we come together to underscore three critical facets that demand our unwavering attention and action: the relentless presence of COVID-19, the pivotal role of…

  • Indus Hospital & Health Network commemorates World Lung Day with Karachi United & Kiran Foundation in friendly football match

    Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) Voices Against Tobacco (VAT), an initiative of Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN), commemorated World Lung Day this week by hosting a friendly football match with partners Karachi United and Kiran Foundation. World Lung Day is commemorated each year to bring attention to the several factors that affect lung health and how…

  • Majority Citizens Concerned About their Protein Intake

    Majority Citizens Concerned About their Protein Intake, But Spend less than 20% on Protein foods reveals Right To Protein’s Pakistan Protein Perception Study 2023. Developed by YouGov, commissioned by ‘Right To Protein,’ the ‘Pakistan Protein Perception Study 2023’ is a nation-wide, survey -based report assessing awareness and protein consumption challenges in Pakistan. Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) …

  • Uniting to Triumph Over COVID-19: Harnessing the Power of Clinical Trials

    Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir) In the face of the persistent threat posed by COVID-19, our collective resilience shines brighter than ever, stated Dr. Saboora Waris, Associate Director, at Maroof International Hospital.Today, we come together to underscore three critical facets that demand our unwavering attention and action: the relentless presence of COVID-19, the pivotal role of clinical…

  • AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL organized World Heart Day

    AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL organized World Heart Day with Energetic ‘Walk for Your Heart’ Mini-Marathon”. Karachi (Muhammad Yasir)  The Aga Khan University and the Aga Khan University Hospital commenced this year’s World Heart Day celebrations in full swing as the leadership of AKU, led by President Dr. Sulaiman Shahabuddin, and Section Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery,…

  • The Crucial Role of Clinical Trials in Medical Progress

    Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) Conducting clinical trials is always challenging however these challenges are magnified in low and middle-income countries, said Prof Dr. Faisal Mahmood, Section Head of infectious diseases at Aga Khan University. He shared the many challenges that are particular to LMICs, especially in the context of Pakistan, while speaking at a Media Roundtable…

  • Malnutrition Early in Life Sets Stage for Poor Growth and Death: AKU researchers find

    Better nutrition during pregnancy and childbearing years is critical in protecting children in their most vulnerable first 1,000 days, study finds.   Malnutrition affects babies much earlier than thought, and more nutritional support is needed for mothers to-be and their newborns to prevent disease, impaired cognition and death, according to new findings by Prof Zulfiqar Bhutta,…

  • Doctors-scarce Pakistan Has 35% Female Doctors Jobless

    Pakistan (Muhammad Yasir)  A large number of female doctors are out of job in Pakistan despite the fact that the world’s fifth most populous country badly needs qualified medical practicers. Ironically, this is happening in a country where the resource-constrained government is spending billions of rupees on subsidizing medical education in public sector universities. As…