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The Crippling Burden of Hidden Hunger

Hidden Hunger

Stunted, lean and indolent children; this is, perhaps, the picture of our future. It’s a bitter yet an undeniable truth; because the diet we are feeding our children with though satisfies their hunger, their bodies remain deprived of adequate nutrition – essential vitamins and minerals (collectively micronutrients). This is a state of malnutrition which is commonly referred to as ‘Hidden ... Read More »



A PEACEMAKER, REST IN PEACE! (1938-2018) Kofi Atta Annan was born in Kumasi, Ghana, on 8 April 1938, and was fluent in English, French and several African languages. His father was the governor of Asante province and a hereditary paramount chief of the Fante people. He studied at the University of Science and Technology in Kumasi before enrolling at Macalester College ... Read More »

Dr. Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau, The Mother Teresa of Pakistan!

“Dr Pfau’s services to end leprosy in Pakistan cannot be forgotten. She left her homeland and made Pakistan her home to serve humanity. Pakistani nation salutes Dr Pfau and her great tradition to serve humanity will be continued.” — Mamnoon Hussain President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Dr Ruth Pfau, a German-born medical missionary who was hailed as the ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

The State of Food Security in Pakistan

the State of food

The Global Food Security Index 2015, an annual publication of the Economist Intelligence Unit, has placed Pakistan at 77th position among 109 countries. This highlights the urgency of the issue for Pakistan. At a time when the country’s population is increasing rapidly, there is a looming threat that the country may become food insecure in the near future. This situation ... Read More »

The Call of Nature

The call of Nature by Muhammad Atif Sheikh

40 Million Pakistanis Defecate Openly Imagine for a while, you are a guest or a host and you want to answer the call of nature, but there is no toilet in the house, nor you have the facility of public toilet outside your house. What will you do in this situation? Forty million Pakistanis have to face this situation daily. ... Read More »