PRESS RELEASES

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March 30, 2017 Health Minister addresses international polio experts – says dramatic turnaround in polio due to strong political commitment
March 14, 2017 FCTC needs assessment mission delegation called on MOS for NHSRC, Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar
February 15, 2017 Health Minister directs strict accountability, stringent monitoring to meet remaining challenges in Polio Eradication
February 15, 2017 Minister of State, National Health Services, Saira Afzal Tarar visited the Empaneled Hospitals of Sargodha under the Prime Minister’s National Health Program
February 10, 2017 Health Minister visits homes of patients cured under Prime Minister’s National Health Program
February 09, 2017 International donors pledge continued support in recognition of Pakistan’s progress towards polio eradication
January 12, 2017 Balochistan to be made Polio free by the end of current low transmission season
January 10, 2017 1st meeting of the Human Organ Transplant Authority (HOTA) Islamabad presided by Health Minister
December 20, 2016 Health Ministers of all Provinces agree to accelerate crackdown against spurious drugs and achieve SDGs
December 19, 2016 Ministry of National Health Services-WHO Joint Statement on CHIKUNGUNYA
December 15, 2016 High level Chinese delegation calls on Health Minister Saira Afzal Tarar – discusses collaboration in the areas of traditional Chinese medicines and medical care
December 07, 2016 ISO 9001:2015 certification
December 01, 2016 Minister Launches National Strategic Framework for Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) at an International Conference on International Health Regulation (IHR-GHSA)
November 22, 2016 Launching National mass media campaign for Tobacco Control
September 29, 2016 Pakistan to enhance indigenous vaccine production capacity
September 28, 2016 WHO Regional Head congratulates Health Minister on introducing National Health Vision 2025
September 27, 2016 Chinese Pharma delegation calls on Minister Health Saira Afzal Tarar
September 01, 2016 Pakistan to advance Cold Chain Equipment for vaccine storage
August 30, 2016 Federal and Provincial Governments agreed on National Health Vision
August 16, 2016 Uniform admission policy for both public and private sector medical and dental colleges at Federal level
August 11, 2016 Health Minister Launches PMs National Health Program in Kotli
August 09, 2016 CEO DRAP shared performance of various DRAPs divisions viz. licensing, registration and pricing
August 03, 2016 MOS addressing Global Breastfeeding Week 2016
July 28, 2016 Strengthening of Routine Immunization is a top priority, says Minister, Saira Afzal Tarar
July 22, 2016 International body commends Pakistans Polio Progress
July 13, 2016 Pakistan Bahrain Excellency Notes for Establishment of State-of-the-Art Nursing University in Islamabad
June 30, 2016 Technical Advisory Group appreciates Pakistans polio eradication performance in the last six months
June 29, 2016 WHO Regional Chief congratulates Health Minister over Progress in Polio and universal health coverage
June 23, 2016 MOS review of the countrys Progress towards Polio eradication
June 16, 2016 Stress the need to improve Quality of Medical Education
May 31, 2016 World No Tobacco Day 2016
May 25, 2016 Pakistan champions the cause of the disabled at World Health Assembly-Priority List of Assistive Devices Launched.
May 24, 2016 MOS chairing Landmark Global Health event to launch Assistive devices for persons with disabilities
May 23, 2016 MOS addressing World Health Assembly in Geneva
May 12, 2016 MOS launching of Provincial Fortification Alliance
April 26, 2016 Parliamentary Standing Committee on Government Assurances applauds Pakistans Polio Program
April 25, 2016 WORLD MALARIA DAY 2016
April 20, 2016 Land Mark Health Dashboard Launched
April 13, 2016 US Ambassador Calls on Health Minister – Discuss Pak-US collaboration in health sector
April 12, 2016 $ 40 million Canadian Dollars to support the eradication of polio in Pakistan
April 07, 2016 Eradication of spurious drugs in the country
April 06, 2016 World Health Day 2016
April 06, 2016 Health Minister urges focused efforts to finish the job in polio
March 31, 2016 Saira Afzal Tarar awarding a degrees to the students during the convocation of Hamdard University.
March 30, 2016 South Asia Mother & Child Health Conference
March 29, 2016 Mother and Child Health
March 28, 2016 Sindh High Court upholds ban on tobacco products advertisements
March 25, 2016 TAXES ON TOBACCO PRODUCTS
March 22, 2016 World TB Day 2016
March 22, 2016 Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of NHSRC, Pakistan Bait Ul Mal and State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan on PMNHP
March 15, 2016 Japan renews commitment to bring Pakistan closer to becoming polio-free
March 09, 2016 GAVI Mission to Pakistan concludes its visit with all praises
March 04, 2016 Global Vaccine body Deputy Chief calls on Health Minister 830 Million US Dollars support being provided for Pakistani Children
February 17, 2016 Ministry of National Health Services signs LoU on Diabetes Prevention
February 11, 2016 Registration of Generic version of new molecule, a breakthrough treatment drug for Hepatitis-C
February 05, 2016 First ever Policy Development Workshop on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) organized by Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination
February 04, 2016 Influenza Awareness Seminar 4th Feb 2016
January 29, 2016 Composition of new PM&DC body transparently great achievement of Government, Saira Afzal Tarar
January 26, 2016 Pakistan Calls for urgent measures to address antimicrobial resistance
January 19, 2016 Health Minister addresses Press Conference on Seasonal Flu
January 14, 2016 Visit of Minister of State to Muzaffarabad for Prime Ministers National Health Program
January 12, 2016 Saira Afzal Tarar who was assigned the additional Charge of Chairperson National Commission on Status of Women
January 08, 2016 EPI Achieves another Milestone; Certificate of ISO 9001:2008 under Quality Management System for EPI Warehouse Officially Attained
January 06, 2016 Health Minister calls beneficiaries of Prime Ministers National Health Program to inquire about standard of treatment
December 22, 2015 H.E. Ambassador of Kingdom of Bahrain Mohamed Ebrahim Mohamed Abdulqadir called on Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar
December 12, 2015 Time for Peak Performance; reiterates the Prime Ministers Focus Group on Polio Eradication
December 11, 2015 HSA 6th Annual Public Health Scientific Conference
December 03, 2015 The State of World Population (SOWP) Report on SHELTER FROM THE STORM a transformative agenda for women and girls in a crisis-prone world
December 01, 2015 World Aids Day
November 27, 2015 HIV AIDS response in Pakistan is improving for the last 2 years Dr Muhamaduo Sakho UNAIDS Country Director
November 27, 2015 Signing of Contract Between Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination with State Life on Prime Ministers National Health Program (PMNHP)
November 26, 2015 EPI Performance to be reviewed after every 6 months, says Minister Health
November 25, 2015 Federal Government. is determined to eradicate the menace of spurious drugs, sub-standard, adulterated, unregistered drugs at zero tolerance spokes person Ministry of Health.
November 11, 2015 Top international body appreciates Pakistan’s Polio Performance
November 10, 2015 Launching of new Eye Health Projects by National Committee for Eye Health in Collaboration with Global Trachoma Mapping (GTMP)/WHO, Sightsavers & Fred Hollows Foundation
November 05, 2015 Saira Afzal Tarar inaugural session of the population summit today Convention Center in Islamabad.
November 04, 2015 Revitalization of Pharmacy Council of Pakistan
November 02, 2015 Press Conference on Preparation for National Population Summit 2015
October 22, 2015 Dengue Surveillance and Control Seminar Organized by Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination
October 20, 2015 Health Minister says uninterrupted flow of resources critical to sustaining polio gains
October 15, 2015 Health Minister hails election of Pakistans first ever Ph.D. president Nursing Council
October 14, 2015 Japanese Parliamentarians meet Health Minister; keen to support key initiatives
October 07, 2015 Minister calls for stronger linkages to stop disease spread across borders
October 06, 2015 Health Minister calls for stronger Regional Cooperation to fight disease and disability
October 02, 2015 Raising Breast Cancer Awareness a need of the time, Saira Afzal Tarar
September 18, 2015 Surprise Inspection by FID of DRAP on the directions Minister for State Saira Afzal Tarar.
September 17, 2015 QAU students to initiate polio literacy awareness campaign
September 16, 2015 3.1 million Poorest of the poor families will benefit from PM National Health Insurance Program
September 07, 2015 Health Minister makes a strong case for CDC support to disease surveillance in Pakistan
August 31, 2015 Saira Afzal Tarar Addressing a Press Conference About PMDC in Islamabad
August 27, 2015 Minister calls for urgent action to Protect Family Health
August 20, 2015 National Launch Ceremony of the Injectable Polio Vaccine Introduction in Routine Immunization
August 19, 2015 MOS chairing a high level meeting to review the Polio Situation in Civil Secretariat at Peshawar
August 06, 2015 Saira Afzal Tarar assured full support to Eradicate Polio virus in Baluchistan.
July 29, 2015 National Emergency Action Plan for Polio Eradication 2015-16
July 14, 2015 Prime Ministers National Health Insurance Program (PMNHIP)
July 09, 2015 Conditional Cash Transfer (CCF)
July 07, 2015 Minister of State for NHSRC presiding over a meeting of newly elected members of National Tibb Council in Islamabad on July 7, 2015
June 16, 2015 Iran offers to train Pak Health Workers, help in vaccine Production
June 11, 2015 Health Minister Receives Top WHO Award for Tobacco Control
June 04, 2015 Health Minister tells international experts Pakistan on course to end Polio
June 03, 2015 Pakistan Afghanistan agree on joint vigilance for Polio
May 29, 2015 Pakistan gets the coveted Vice Chair of WHO Executive Board
May 28, 2015 Pakistan joined the club of 27 countries in the world who have conducted (GATS):
May 20, 2015 Health Minister Saira Afzal Tarar calls for translating cultural Affinities in ECO to strong cooperation in health
May 18, 2015 Health Minister Saira Afzal Tarar seeks WHO support in upscaling Lady Health Workers Program.
May 17, 2015 Pakistan calls for equity in health at the World Health Assembly
May 13, 2015 Government renews its commitment to reduce maternal and child mortality ratio, Saira Afzal Tarar
May 08, 2015 World Thalassemia Day
May 05, 2015 Inter-Provincial Meeting agrees on food fortification to address malnutrition
April 30, 2015 Kudos for Pak polio turnaround by International Monitors
April 29, 2015 IMB Meeting Pakistan shows major progress in stopping polio before Independent Monitors
April 23, 2015 Landmark steps have been taken to revamp vaccine, storage, supply and management this was stated by Saira Afzal Tarar
April 08, 2015 5th Meeting of SAARC on Health at New Delhi
April 07, 2015 Fifth Meeting of SAARC Health Ministers at New Delhi
March 25, 2015 Mrs. Saira Afzal Tarar Addressing at a National Seminar with Stakeholders in connecting with World TB Day 2015
March 19, 2015 Emergency High Level Polio Security Meeting Saira Afzal Tarar calls for revisiting security plans
March 18, 2015 We will not be deterred by terrorist attacks on health workers Saira Afzal Tarar
March 12, 2015 Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar chaired the meeting of Central Pharmacy Council
March 11, 2015 Health Minister pays surprise visit to vaccine stores directs top quality vaccine management
March 10, 2015 SRO to Notify New Pictorial Health Warning on Cigarette Packs Published
March 05, 2015 Safe Blood Transfusion Programe Pakistan Disemination of Blood Policy
February 28, 2015 Minister of State for NHSRC, Mrs Saira Afzal Tarar Inaugurating the pamphlet health education by cutting the ribbon at the Dow International Medical College OJHA Campus, DUHS, Karachi
February 27, 2015 Government will make Pakistan as a Polio free country
February 20, 2015 POLIO EMERGENCY
February 19, 2015 GAVI Global Chief meets Health Minister Saira Afzal Tarar commits 825 million US Dollars for child immunization
February 18, 2015 SALIENT FEATURES OF DRUG PRICING POLICY
February 17, 2015 Soft screening of Pakistans Population Emergency
February 07, 2015 Saira Afzal Tarrar urged doctors, professional and all stake holders to work together for improving the situation of child and mother health in Pakistan
January 29, 2015 Bolstering Health Communication in Pakistan Health Services Academy and Johns Hopkins sign MoU
January 28, 2015 Population Council Launches Two Highly Policy Relevant Studies Research Studies
January 15, 2015 Federal Health Regulatory Authority soon
January 14, 2015 HEALTH MINISTER EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER CANCELLATION OF POLIO CAMPAIGN
October 21, 2014 Saira Afzal elected vice chair of WHO Regional Committee for EMR
October 15, 2014 Detailed plan of action formulated to deal with Ebola Virus
July 20, 2014 Saira Afzal Tarar launches WHO global scheme
July 03, 2014 Health Minister visits Federal EPI Cell
June 17, 2014 Australia support to eradicate blindness from Pakistan