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Together for WASH

Climate change is no longer a looming spectre from the 90s, casting a shadow over our future. It is here and it means business. We are scrambling to mitigate its…

Age of progress

The recent disclosure by JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rahman has shed significant light on the concerning trends of unconstitutional practices within Pakistan. His revelations reveal not just isolated incidents but…

Serious efforts at last!

As winter sets in and major cities in the country are engulfed with fog and smog with related diseases figures sky rocketing it is the first time in our long…

Planning for the future

This requires us to acquire the highest level of expertise in new and emerging technologies to be able to leapfrog into the future. We must also establish a clear roadmap…

Essential health services

I RECEIVED a lot of feedback on my article ‘Robotic priorities’, including some from defensive robotic surgeons! Some readers have asked about the essential health services package I referred to.…

Amazing science

In 2020, the Nobel Prize in chemistry was jointly awarded to two women – Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna – for their work on CRISPR-Cas9, a method to edit…

Climate change: a health emergency

On December 3, the recently concluded United Nations Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai marked the celebration of the inaugural ‘Health Day’. This is the first time that the conference has…

The health toll of air pollution

One thing which still remains binding between Pakistan and India and reminds us of each other is the weather and the atmospheric environment and its consequences on both sides of the…

Our smog battle

In recent years, Lahore, the heart of Pakistan, has grappled with a grave environmental crisis: smog. The annual smog episode has become a recurrent nightmare, suffocating the city and its…