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Breastfeeding can help save 800,000 lives every year universally

Children who are breastfed have reduced risk of acute and chronic illness and improved cognitive outcomes, resulting in higher educational achievement and earning potential compared with non-breastfed children. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for six months, including initiation within the first hour of life, and that they are continue to breastfeed for up to two years or beyond. Breastfeeding can help save 800,000 lives every year universally. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1-7 of August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. Paediatric Medicine Department of the Indus Hospital organized a seminar – in collaboration with Pakistan Paediatric Association (PPA) – to educate obstetrics & gynaecology nurses, midwives and counsellors about the importance of breast feeding. The session was conducted for the paramedic staff to train them how they should educate the female patients about breast feeding. Dr.

Building Capacity in Childhood Cancer Care

The Department of Nursing at The Indus Hospital bi-annually hosts a two-week course in Paediatric Oncology Nursing. Each year local and international participants attend the course to build their knowledge and capacity in managing children with cancer by improving their skills and learning new techniques and methodologies to administer medications and chemotherapy drugs, nutrition, nursing care and psychological support.

Indus Health Network Launches state-of-the-art Biosafety Level 3 laboratory

Karachi, Pakistan July 25, 2019 Pakistan’s premier health services institution, Indus Health Network (IHN) inaugurated a new Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory facility in Korangi, Karachi on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The BSL-3 laboratory is one of the largest in Pakistan, with experienced staff that have been well-trained in Tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics and biosafety practices. It has been built to meet international specifications, and TB diagnosis are conducted according to the World Health Organization and other international guidelines. Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, Minister for Health, Sindh inaugurated the BSL-3 laboratory. Dr. Abdul Bari Khan, Chief Executive Officer, IHN; Dr. Shamvil Ashraf, Director Medical Services, IHN; Members of the Board of Directors, IHN; Heads of the Departments; and faculty members were present at the event. Pakistan carries the 5th highest burden of Drug-Resistant TB in the world, with almost 27,000 patients developing Multidrug Resistant-TB (MDR-TB) each year. To grow capacity for addressing MDR-TB in Pakistan,

San Diego Zoo Kids TV Begins Broadcasting at Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan

San Diego Zoo Kids, a closed-circuit television adventure channel, has begun broadcasting at The Indus Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. San Diego Zoo Kids is an innovative television channel with programs produced primarily for medical facilities that serve pediatric patients and their families. San Diego Zoo Kids’ programming provides family friendly, animal-oriented stories that are both entertaining and educational.