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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

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


Why is drug-resistant typhoid becoming more common?

Around 10,000 people in Sindh, mostly from Karachi, affected

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November 9, 2019


There’s a price to pay for blocking ambulances in Sindh

Experts discuss the implications of new motor laws

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November 4, 2019


Anti-typhoid campaign to begin in Sindh from Nov 18

Polio case response campaigns to be launched from Nov 4

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November 1, 2019


Abbasi staffers have been released after raid: KMC medical director

Their belongings have not been returned

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October 31, 2019


Dengue death toll in Karachi rises to 24

Disease has claimed four new victims

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October 30, 2019


Newly-inaugurated dispensaries to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Thar

Six out of 50 dispensaries were inaugurated

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October 28, 2019

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