Sindh Healthcare Commission and MMIDSP Signed MoU for IPC Training

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 […]

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

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 […]

XDR Salmonella – The New Enemy

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

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 […]

Seminar on Antibiotic Stewardship Program

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 […]

PBSA – ASM CCHF Infection Control Short Course Application

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 […]

Quarterly Training Report – Rabies-Free Karachi (RFK)

Program Director:                Dr. Naseem Salahuddin Project Title:                         Rabies Free Karachi Report Period:                      Quarter 1: January– May, 2018 Pilot Location:     Ibrahim Hyderi, Bin Qasim Town, Karachi Overview: In response to the growing concerns of dog-bite incidents in Karachi, the ‘Rabies-Free Karachi’ project under the aegis of Indus Hospital Research Center (IHRC) was formed. This is […]

“Technical skills for clinical microbiologist” has been launched on the PARN website.

High levels of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and frequency of health care associated infections (HAI) in Pakistan are a significant cause of concern. Limited awareness about these issues suggests a need for wider discussions. Pakistan Antimicrobial Resistance Network (PARN) set up in March 2007 in association with the Infectious Diseases Society of Pakistan (IDSP) is a […]

MMIDSP Got Affiliation by ESCMID

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)  is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infection-related diseases. This is achieved by promoting and supporting research, education, training, and good medical practice. Since its founding in 1983, ESCMID has evolved to become Europe’s leading society in clinical […]

First Infection Control Workshop Organized by IPCWG

In June 2017, a group of infectious diseases specialists and microbiologists, under the flag of MMIDSP and the leadership of Dr Naveed Rashid came together and formulated the Infection Prevention and Control Working group (IPCWG). The aim of the IPCWG is to protect all patients, healthcare workers and the community members from infections and to […]