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Nurses

Nurses

The Heart of Healthcare Systems Every one of us has to see a doctor many a time in our life. However, when this needs become acute, we need another person besides a good doctor and that is a nurse, also called sister or staff. They are the main pillar of the whole edifice of healthcare in a society. And, to …

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The Killer Disease CANCER

The Killer Disease CANCER

On this World Health Day, let’s resolve to eliminate it A few days ago, one of my colleagues sought permission to leave early as she wanted to visit a friend of her who was diagnosed with breast cancer. The next day, I asked her about the visit and the condition of her friend. What she told depicts the level of …

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Women’s Reproductive Health

Women's Reproductive Health

An Oft-ignored Fundamental Right  “Human development is adequate provision of fundamental human rights.” This idea was propounded by Dr Mahboob-ul-Haq, an outstanding visionary social thinker from Pakistan. Ironically, Dr Haq’s own country has failed the cause of human development as it was ranked 147 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Report 2016. The abysmal state of human rights …

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The Rise and Rise of FM Radio

The Rise and Rise of FM Radio

The journey of radio that began with its use as a medium to convey messages, after years of evolution, has now become the most important need of the society. Radio’s potential to be used as propaganda tool attracted not only the governments but also the private-sector corporations so as to exploit this powerful medium, endowed with wide outreach, for the …

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The Global Problem of ROAD ACCIDENTS

The Global Problem of ROAD ACCIDENTS

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was started by the British road crash victim charity, RoadPeace, in 1993, and through the UN General Assembly resolution 60/5 on 26 Oct 2005,it was announced that this remembrance will take place every year on the third Sunday in November. This day is dedicated to remembering those killed or injured in …

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PREVENT HEPATITIS It’s up to you, World Hepatitis Day 2017

PREVENT HEPATITIS It's up to you, World Hepatitis Day 2017

Advertisements in the form of wall chalking in the nook and cranny of Pakistan as well as print and electronic media campaigns convey a clear message that the menacing the viral infection named hepatitis is rapidly spreading in the country. However, most of these ads come from those individuals, organizations and companies that cause more and more health complications for …

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International Widows Day

International Widows Day

“With degrading, harsh treatment, everyone seems bent on killing a widow insomuch that the tormenting thoughts come to her mind as if she herself had killed her husband.” These were the feelings of ‘S’, a highly qualified woman currently serving on an important post in a government department. She is a widow with a 10-year-old daughter. She says, “A widow, …

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United Nations Peacekeeping Forces Blessed are the peacemakers

United-Nations-Peacekeeping

“The heroes of the world community are not those who withdraw when difficulties ensue, not those who can envision neither the prospects of success nor the consequences of failure – but those who stand the heat of battle, the fight for world peace through the United Nations.” — (Hurbert Humphrey) Conflicts are as old as humans themselves. Starting from Cane …

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World Health Day 2017, DEPRESSION, Let’s talk and beat this silent killer

World Health Day 2017, DEPRESSION

Do you often feel very tired, pessimist and hopeless? Have you lost interest in activities and interests you previously enjoyed? Do feelings of guilt and compunction keep you occupied? Are you insomniac? Do you often suffer from digestive disorders? Are you losing weight? Do you get exhausted and fatigued? Do you feel remorse and contrition? Do relationships not attract you …

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Waste water, A Daunting Challenge of Our Times

Waste water, A Daunting Challenge of Our Times

 “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”  (— Benjamin Franklin) The famous saying “One bad apple spoils the whole bunch,” which in other words means “One bad fish can spoil the whole pond,” holds true for many an aspect of our lives. In the present-day context, perhaps, it’s all about water because recent researches suggest that one …

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