Measles: Cause of death for many children in Lahore Pakistan

Measles is a dangerous and highly contagious disease though it is completely preventable. So many Pakistanis are suffering from this disease especially in Punjab. In Punjab 9,000 children have been victim of measles since January 2013 and 52 of them have lost their lives. Lahore is badly affected by the disease; however, measles cases have read more »

Attacks on polio workers in Pakistan would not deter us: Bill Gates

Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest personal computer software company.  Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates have founded Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. The aim of this foundation n is to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty at global level. While addressing Richard Dimbleby Lecture 2013 Bill Gates focuses on read more »

Child vaccination mandatory in Lahore for birth certificate and school admission

In Pakistan, the Punjab Health Department made compulsory the vaccination of measles, polio, hepatitis and TB, for children in Lahore city. Punjab Health Department has decided that those Parents who do not have proof of having their children vaccinated for polio, measles, hepatitis and TB will not be issued birth certificates and these children will read more »

Pakistani artists planning help for treatment of Thalassemia patients in Pakistan

Pakistani comedian Iftikhar Thakur, Ghazal singer Ghulam Abbas  artist Nadeem Abbas and famous Pakistani personality Junaid Jamshed are planning to work for the treatment of Thalassemia patients in Pakistan. These four artists came to know that 50,000 children are suffering from Thalassemia disease in South Punjab and they decided to work for the treatment of read more »

Polio Vaccination in Tribal Areas: Success of Pakistani Government

In Taliban controlled area it had been impossible to vaccinate children against polio disease because their ruler Gull Bahadur was against polio vaccination. He had not been allowing any body for polio vaccination. The people of tribal areas are not educated and aware about polio disease therefor they did not take any action against their read more »

Dogs: a source of protection for babies’ infections

Dog is considered a faithful pet animal. The pet dogs’ population grew significantly after World War II as suburbanization increased. In the 1950s and 1960s, dogs were kept outside more often than they tend to be and were functional, acting as a guard, children’s playmate, or walking companion. From the 1980s, there have been changes read more »