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Nine children die of malnutrition in Thar  

Hospitals lack proper medical facilities, doctors and medicines

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November 26, 2019


How to optimise your child’s health

There remains very little accurate information in this regard

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August 20, 2019


‘Over 40% of the children in Pakistan are stunted’

Stunting will affect children’s future

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July 22, 2019


Great eggspectation?

Can PM Imran Khan save the economy with chickens and eggs?

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December 1, 2018


Millions risk malnutrition as CO2 levels climb

Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the air threaten to sap wheat, rice, and other staple grains of valuable nutrients, raising the spectre of mass malnutrition, researchers warned Monday. On current trends, higher CO2 concentrations could reduce iron, zinc and protein levels in the crops that feed the world by up to 17 percent by…

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August 27, 2018


Balochistan headlines: Elections at risk, malnutrition, use of govt resources

Samaa Digital brings you the major headlines from newspapers across Balochistan. 1. Caretaker Balochistan CM assures free and fair elections Daily Barwaqt, Quetta The provincial government would not leave any stone unturned to hold free, fair and peaceful elections. It was assured by caretaker Chief Minister Balochistan, Alauddin Marri, who was presiding over a meeting…

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June 13, 2018


Five more babies die in Tharparkar, death toll 250 in five months

Five more children died in Tharparkar of malnutrition, taking the death toll to 250 in the past five months. Sixteen children have died in this one week in the desert region that borders India. Tharparkar is one of Pakistan’s poorest districts spread over nearly 20,000 square kilometres in the country’s southeast. It is located at…

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May 30, 2018


This year’s death toll of children in Tharparkar reaches 245

As many as 245 children died of malnutrition this year in Tharparkar, said the health department. According to Civil Hospital, Mithi, two more children died on Tuesday, taking the toll to 245. “I have come here to review the deaths,” said the provincial director-general of Sindh’s health department, Dr Akhlaq Ahmed Memon. Doctors say malnutrition…

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May 29, 2018


Tharparkar: 13 more children die of malnutrition

At least 13 children have died in Sindh’s Tharparkar district in last two days due to malnutrition. According to officials, 24 babies have died till May 23, while more than 100 others are under treatment in government-run hospitals of the desert region. Doctors say malnutrition and severe heat are main causes of deaths. Government hospitals…

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May 27, 2018


Dying young in Pakistan, where babies face the highest risk

Islamabad: In the neonatal intensive care department of an Islamabad hospital, scrawny infants struggle for survival — victims of a vacuum in resources and education in the country with the highest newborn mortality rate in the world. “In Pakistan, a baby dies every second minute,” says Haider Shirazi, head of the neonatal department at the…

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February 20, 2018


27 infants die of malnutrition in Thar

With the death of two more infants on Tuesday, the number of babies died due to malnutrition in Tharparkar district of Sindh has mounted to 27 this month. Watch this report…

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January 16, 2018


Four malnourished infants die in Tharparkar in 24 hours

THARPARKAR: Four newborn babies lost their lives due to under-nourishment and other related diseases in Tharparkar over 24 hours, the Sindh health department said. According to a private news channel ,the deceased include three newborn babies and a 10-day-old child, private news channel reported. The number of deaths in Civil Hospital, Mithi in three days…

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November 3, 2017


Climate change to adversely affect children: study

ISLAMABAD: Children will bear the brunt of the impact of climate change because of their increased risk of health problems, malnutrition and migration, according to a new study. The findings are published as scientists began meeting in Stockholm to produce the most comprehensive assessment yet of our knowledge of climate change. Over the next five…

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September 26, 2017


CEJ workshop sheds light on maternity care, malnutrition and health reporting

By Shahjahan Khurram KARACHI: The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) in collaboration with the White Ribbon Alliance held a half-day workshop at the IBA City Campus to enumerate the various challenges our country faces when it comes to knowledge, awareness and call to action with regard to maternal care and health reporting.  Dr. Asma Badar,…

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July 19, 2017


One more infant dies of malnutrition in Thar

MITHI: One more infant died here on Monday due to malnutrition, bringing the death toll of the current month to 17, hospital officials confirmed. Eleven days old child, Krishan, from village Janjhahr died at the Civil Hospital Mithi, Thar district. According to the figures confirmed by the Civil Hospital and other health-care facilities, approximately 99…

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April 17, 2017


USAID, Aga Khan University join hands to fight malnutrition

KARACHI: American Ambassador David Hale witnessed the signing of a partnership agreement between the US Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Sindh Community Mobilization Program (CMP) and Aga Khan University’s Human Development Program. According to a press release issued by US Consulate Karachi, the effort will support nutrition-related activities for children ages 5-9 in CMP…

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July 26, 2016


Too fat, too thin: Report finds malnutrition fuels disease worldwide

LONDON: A third of people worldwide are either undernourished or overweight, driving increasing rates of disease and piling pressure on health services, a global report showed on Tuesday. Rates of obese or overweight people are rising in every region of the world, and in nearly every country, according to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report –…

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June 14, 2016


Four children die of malnutrition in Tharparkar

THARPARKAR: Four children died in a government-run hospital in Tharparkar, Sindh Friday. The children died due to malnutrition, reports say. Two more children were said to be in critical condition until the filing of this report. These malnourished minors have been transferred to Hyderabad, Sindh for treatment. Government hospitals in Tharparkar are said to have more…

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April 29, 2016


71 children die this month in Tharparkar

Unnoticed by health authorities, the situation of malnutrition in children and lack of medical facilities is worsening in Tharparkar district of Sindh where five more infants lost their lives. The death toll of this month has reached 71. Watch this report…

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January 19, 2016


16 infants die of malnutrition in Thar

MITHI: Three Sindh ministers are likely to visit today different areas of Tharparkar district where at least 16 infants have died of malnutrition and other disease in past seven days, Samaa reported Thursday. According to our correspondent, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has directed ministers to visit government-run hospitals to review health…

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January 7, 2016


Yemen's children at high risk of severe malnutrition

UNITED NATIONS: More children in Yemen are at risk of dying from hunger and lack of health services than from bombs and bullets, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned Saturday amid ongoing fighting across the Arab country. Briefing the press in Geneva, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac warned that 120,000 children in Yemen remain at…

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May 9, 2015

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