KARACHI, Pakistan – Geopolitics and a fraught relationship with its neighbors are hurting Pakistan’s pharmaceutical industry and the ability of people to access active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and modern drugs.
KARACHI, Pakistan – Beyond stepping up manufacturing of the medical devices it needs to fight COVID-19, Pakistan is using technology platforms to reach out to a large diaspora for help. The country is taking steps to leverage limited resources through a more comprehensive system of telehealth applications that allow for faster self-diagnosis and make it possible to tap into the expertise of Pakistani doctors.
KARACHI, Pakistan – With limited resources, a growing outbreak and a tech savvy population, Pakistan is reaching into a diverse bag of tricks to find ways to battle COVID-19. Part of these efforts include at least one artificial intelligence (AI)-based diagnostic product as well as molecular diagnostic assays.
KARACHI, Pakistan – The government of Pakistan is tapping into mobile technology to protect its pharmaceutical supply chain and prevent abuse. As part of an ongoing effort to deal with an overabundance of fake and counterfeit medicines, Pakistan has introduced a mobile app that allows for instant access to the country’s National Essential Medicines List (NEML) while giving patients access to drug information and the ability to lodge complaints with regulators.
KARACHI, Pakistan – Hit by international sanctions, medical device manufacturers in Iran now are looking to get their products out to the world with a little help from neighbor and friend Pakistan. This year, Iran’s med-tech makers have taken their first steps toward finding a new route for their products that goes beyond its neighbors.
Telemedicine and robotic medicine have reshaped the provision of health care services during one of the largest annual gatherings in the world – health care that the government of Saudi Arabia provides free of charge to all pilgrims. The logistics associated with the spike in demand for health care can be daunting, but advances in medical technology have made this challenge easier.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia, a country best known as one of the world's largest oil producers, is looking to develop a stronger domestic biotech and pharmaceutical industry, partly to diversify its economy and partly to address its domestic health care needs.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia, a country best known as one of the largest oil producers in the world, is looking to develop a stronger domestic biotech and pharmaceutical industry, partly to diversify its economy and partly to address its domestic health care needs.
KARACHI, Pakistan – Pakistan is running short of women doctors. That's not due to a lack of medical education facilities – 70% of all medical students are women – but because many of them leave midway through their careers. The Muslim-majority country now is looking to new medical technologies and telemedicine to address this issue. One startup that launched in 2017, Sehat Kahani, is relying on telemedicine to expand the reach of health care by, in large part, tapping into this pool of medical talent.