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Rehana Panjwani, a manager at the Indus Hospital Research Centre, has become the first Pakistani nurse to receive the prestigious Société Internationale d’Oncologie Pédiatrique/International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Nursing Leadership Award for her services in the field of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. A highly accomplished professional, Rehana has been associated with the field for over 20 years, with more than 16 years of expertise in nursing in Pediatric Oncology. She is now the first and the only Pakistani and South Asian


Shakeel Akhter, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) has been recognized as a “Legend” for this work at the World CIO 200 Summit Recognition Awards. Shakeel Akhter is also among 13 other Pakistani CIOs to be selected for the Global CIO Forum’s Book of Titans. The Book of Titans is a special yearbook that celebrates the success of the world’s top 200 CIOs of the digital world and their projects. Akhter — one of the earliest

Indus marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is one of the major causes of death in children. While the survival rate for many childhood cancers is 80% in developed countries, it is less than 20% in Pakistan. Children comprise one-third of the 190 million people in the world’s sixth most populous country. Still, the lack of dedicated pediatric centers means there is a real danger of misdiagnosed children for severe ailments. The Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) is at the forefront of combatting this

Certificate Ceremony Indus Yaqeen Volunteers

Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) launched its Youth Ambassador Program ‘Indus Yaqeen’ in 2020. It is a unique and formal platform for Pakistani youth to use their skills and resources to strive for a healthier Pakistan. The platform has recruited over 500 new volunteers in Pakistan and abroad through partnerships with reputable educational institutes. Indus Yaqeen Bake Sale To commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, 65 volunteers from the Indus Yaqeen program came together to organize and lead a

I’ll Be There for You Indus

Dr. Akhtar Aziz, a veteran anesthesiologist and one of the founding members of Indus, decides to retire. “Indus is my passion, and I don’t think I can ever leave it, but it’s time to say goodbye!” The Indus Hospital, Korangi Campus opened its door in 2007, but the story of how it came to be started years before that. In 1986, fresh off the plane from the United States, Dr. Akhtar met Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, who had just graduated from the

Neha Mankani Receives “Heroines Of Health” 2021 Award For Her Beyond Applause Services

Neha Mankani, Senior Manager – Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition, Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN), has received the Beyond Applause: Heroines of Health 2021 Award. The virtual event took place on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Women in Global Health hosted the Heroines of Health Gala. They worked in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Foundation to celebrate female leadership in global health. The Women in Global Health is honoring this year’s Heroines of Health Awardees, amplifying the work of

Interview with Dr. Abdul Bari Khan — Chief Executive Officer, Indus Health Network

PAGE: Tell me something about yourself and Indus Hospital & Health Network, please: Dr. Abdul Bari Khan: I was born in Karachi in a family originally from Peshawar. To my good fortune, my family was widely known for their piety, alturism, compassion and generosity towards community and humanity. I consider myself blessed to have inculcated these values since childhood and have tried my best to live my life promoting and practicing the same. My childhood, college and higher education is from

Indus Yaqeen Bake Sale – Supporting Children battling cancer

65 Indus Yaqeen Volunteers came together to commemorate Childhood cancer awareness month. They organized and lead a fundraiser bake sale for the treatment of oncology patients at Indus Hospital & Health Network. Indus Yaqeen is the official youth ambassador program launched by IHHN. It has galvanized the youth of Karachi in different ways over the past year. The platform has recruited over 500 new volunteers in Pakistan and abroad through partnerships with reputable schools and universities. They held the first-of-its-kind fundraiser

Indus Kay Sitaray holds fifth graduation ceremony

Indus Kay Sitaray — the hospital-based school of the Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) for its pediatric patients – held its fifth graduation ceremony at the Korangi Campus on September 21, 2021. Fifteen students graduated in a festive ceremony that saw each child receive a bag filled with stationery items, graduation certificates, and a gold medal for their achievements. The students were dressed in a traditional graduation gown and cap and beaming from ear to ear as, one by one,

More than 7,000 dog bite cases treated in 2020 at IHHN Karachi

KARACHI: “Rabies is one of the most neglected tropical diseases, not only in Pakistan but over the world, because it involves homeless animals which are unvaccinated, making it a difficult situation to keep track of it,” Dr. Naseem Salahuddin, Head of Infectious Diseases, Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) and Member of WHO Advisory Committee for Rabies said at a press briefing on September 28, 2021. The Medical Microbiology & Infectious Disease Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP) and Rabies Free Pakistan