Health Stories

Shangla in grips of malaria epidemic

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In addition to the devastation brought by torrential rains and flash floods, KP's Shangla is also in the grips of a malaria epidemic.

Citizens queue in scorching heat for ghee pouches but return empty-handed

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Soaring prices of ghee and edible oil in the market have forced people to queue for long hours in hot weather at state-managed Utility Stores but many of them return empty-handed as the daily stock of the commodity runs out in a couple of hours.

خودکشیوں کا گڑھ: غذر جاگ اٹھا

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گزشتہ پانچ سالوں میں مجموعی طور پر گلگت بلتستان میں دو سو سے زیادہ خودکشیاں ہوئی ہیں جن میں زیادہ خودکشیاں ضلع غذر میں ہوئیں _ اب نوجوانوں نے حکومت سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ وہ خودکشیاں کی روک تھام کے لیے فوری اقدامات لے

Regional webinar on decriminalizing abortion in South Asia held

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Rights defenders, legal experts and public healthcare advocates on Thursday called for the complete decriminalization of abortion under all circumstances, for the overall betterment of public health

7000 Pakistani students await charter flight to China

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Over 7,000 Pakistanis enrolled in Chinese universities have been trapped in a whirlpool of hope and despair for over two years. They are studying online because Beijing has barred the return of foreign students due to a COVID travel ban.

‘Ending early marriages can improve women’s health’

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At a seminar on women's reproductive rights at the Institute of Public Health, speakers stressed the need to end early child marriages to ensure healthy babies are born to healthy mothers.

SUICIDAL SINDH: Why are so many from Scheduled Castes killing themselves?

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BY XARI JALIL: The suicide rates in Sindh especially among the Scheduled Castes are at an alarmingly high rate. Our investigative report finds out the reasons why so many people in this community resort to killing themselves. The answers are grim.

WHO study findings on high COVID child mortality rate not in...

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A usually high child mortality rate of 14 percent in children with COVID reported in a recent WHO-sponsored study based on 1100 infected children is not consistent with 0.19% fatality rate in infected children up to age of 18 years across the country as compiled by the NCOC

Climate march on November 8

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Social and political activists have announced that they will be holding a Climate Justice March on Monday, November 8.

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