Author Archives: Luqman Mahmood

Sindh Healthcare Commission and MMIDSP Signed MoU for IPC Training

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KARACHI, August 9, 2019: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed today between Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) and Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (MMIDSP). Through this agreement, healthcare workers and physicians practicing in clinics and hospitals in Karachi and other parts of Sindh province, will be offered training in basic principles […]


Typhoid Management Guidelines – 2019…

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Typhoid Management Guidelines – 2019 ‘Typhoid Management Guidelines’ can be downloaded by clicking the following link: MMIDSP Typhoid Management Guidelines   Introduction Typhoid fever is endemic in Pakistan. With the emergence of the extensively drug resistant Salmonella Typhi, its management has become a challenge. This document is intended to guide all physicians regarding the appropriate […]


Ban on Sale of Reusable Injections Sought to Curb Spread of HIV

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Larkana: An immediate ban on sale of reusable injections and safe blood transfusions was urged by stakeholders on Monday at the advocacy and coordination meeting of stakeholders to the HIV outbreak response at taluka Ratodero. The participants stressed on following SOPs for blood screen before blood transfusion, hospital waste disposal management and ensuring fresh, sterile syringes are used. Under its strategy, the […]


19th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID)

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International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)  announces that its next International Congress on Infectious Diseases (19th ICID) will be held in Kuala Lumpur from 20-23 February 2020, https://icid.isid.org, in partnership with the Malaysian Society for Infectious Diseases and Chemotherapy (MSIDC).    


XDR Salmonella – The New Enemy

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MMIDSP in collaboration with Chandka Medical College, Larkana is holding one day seminar on XDR Salmonella on Saturday 27th October, 2018. Prof. Hakim Ali Abro, Prof. Aneela Atta-ur-Rehman, Asst. Prof. Sunil Dodani, Dr. Azizullah Dhilo and Dr. Bashir Ahmed Shaikh will deliver lectures at the occasion. All interested participants are invited to attend the seminar.


Rapid Diagnostic Tests for the Diagnosis of Typhoid Fever

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Pakistan is currently facing its first known epidemic of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid, which, according to the National Institute of Health, Islamabad, has been detected in more than 2000 people, in 14 districts since 2017. This XDR Salmonella entericaserovar Typhi (S. typhi) is resistant to five classes of antibiotics (chloramphenicol, ampicillin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, fluoroquinolones, and third-generation […]


41st Annual Conference of PAP & 6th Joint International Conference of Societies of Pathology

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Pakistan Association of Pathologists (PAP) is holding its 41st Annual Conference of PAP & 6th Joint International Conference of Societies of Pathology on 9-10 November, 2018 at PC Rawalpindi. Theme of the conference is “ Advances in Molecular Pathology – Insight in the Personalized Medicine”. The conference is being hosted by Armed Forces of Institute […]


Seminar on Antibiotic Stewardship Program

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SIUT is organizing a seminar on “Antibiotic Stewardship Program” in collaboration of PPA-Sindh and MMIDSP on Saturday August 11, 2018. The venue of the seminar is 5th Floor, HSDOC Auditorium, SIUT. Interested participants can get themselves registered by August 09, 2018, till 12 noon through e-mail: [email protected] Highlights of the seminar are: Introduction to ASP […]


ProMed International Society for Infectious Diseases

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For detail information about the activities of ProMed, please  follow the follwing link: June 2018 ProMED-mail Program Summary Subscriptions


PBSA – ASM CCHF Infection Control Short Course Application

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The American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) is partnering with the Pakistani Biological Safety Association (PBSA) to offer a short biocontainment course, CCHF: Working Towards Zero Secondary Infections. If you are a hospital employee working with infectious patients, a laboratorian working with CCHF samples, or generally an infection control professional, we want to work with you […]