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Dr Taneer Ahmed

The writer has an MBBS from Ziauddin Medical University and she covers health at SAMAA Digital. Reach her at taneer.ahmed at

Flu season starts in Pakistan, here’s how to protect yourself

High-risk people should get their flu shot: govt

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January 11, 2020


Exclusive: First swine flu case reported in Karachi

Doctors suspect more cases present

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January 9, 2020


Pakistan’s pharmacist shortage means big job market for graduates

KU holds annual job fair to connect with industry

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January 8, 2020


Ratodero has 1,235 HIV positive cases and no treatment updates

No updates on HIV rehabilitation committees or fund

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January 6, 2020


2019 polio tally reaches 128 in Pakistan

50% of the sewerage samples collected found to have virus

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January 4, 2020


Pakistani overseas doctors working to improve healthcare system at home

They’re training women doctors and launching a genomics institute

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January 1, 2020


Four new polio cases reported, tally reaches 115

Two were from KP and two from Sindh

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December 27, 2019


Three new polio cases surface in Pakistan

They take the national tally to 111

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December 19, 2019


Is your therapist qualified to treat you?

Treatment should involve the alliance of patient, family and clinician

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December 8, 2019


What do doctors mean when they say ‘viral’

SAMAA Digital breaks down the commonly used word

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December 6, 2019


Pneumonia is the deadliest disease for children in Pakistan

Sindh to launch own medical and dental council

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December 4, 2019


Larkana needs an empowered community to contain spread of HIV

There is no law preventing reuse of blades, needles

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December 1, 2019


Karachi’s Qatar Hospital gets a regional blood centre

Sindh health minister urges people to donate blood

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November 28, 2019


The antibiotics you’re using might soon stop working

95% of population could be resistant to life-saving antibiotics

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November 26, 2019


How to tell if someone close to you has Alzheimer’s

Liaquat National’s Senior Citizens’ Centre looks after Karachi’s elderly

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November 22, 2019


No need to panic about the new typhoid vaccine

There have been no serious side effects reported

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November 20, 2019


Typhoid vaccine is completely safe: Sindh health department

All children admitted after vaccination discharged

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November 19, 2019


World’s first vaccine campaign against XDR typhoid begins in Sindh

It has spread to seven other countries from Pakistan

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November 16, 2019


Pakistan’s seven new polio cases explained

National coordinator responds to The Guardian’s story

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November 13, 2019

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