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Charitable hearing care in Pakistan: establishing the IMRA Cochlear Implant Programme and Middle Ear Project

IMRA, the International Medical Relief Agency, is a registered charity providing volunteer-delivered cochlear implant and major ear surgery to children and adults in Pakistan. Established in 2001 by UK-based ENT surgeons led by Mr Haroon Khan, its primary aim is...

Rhinocon Pakistan 2019

Report by: Mr. Bhaskar Ram, FRCS (EDIN), FRCS ORL-HNS Rhinocon 2019 was the 2nd Rhinology conference of Pakistan and was organised by the Society of Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull base Surgery (SORESS). Professor Muhammad Mujeeb, President of SORESS, was the...

29th National Conference of the Pakistan Society of Otorhinolaryngology

Report: Dr Imtiaz Ather Siddiqui Chiniot General Hospital Korangi Karachi Pakistan. Quetta, the capital of largest province of Pakistan was the location of the 29th National Conference of the Pakistan Society of Otorhinolaryngology (PSORL). Professor Zainullah Kakar and Dr Sher...

International Relief Agency (IMRA) Charity Cochlear Implant Surgery event in Karachi Pakistan

Report by: Dr Imtiaz Ather Siddiqui, ENT Consultant, Chiniot General Hospital, Korangi Karachi Charity is a very old phenomenon in the human race. The International Relief Agency (IMRA) is a registered charity with its operational headquarters in Manchester, UK, and...

I am Malala

Tuesday 9th October, 2012 started like any other ordinary day in the life of a 15-year-old girl in Swat, Northern Pakistan. A trip to school and back with an exam in the morning. But this was not a normal day,...

Migration adventures

One of the most inspiring stories in this issue comes from our very own Shahed Quraishi, OBE. His first mentor in the UK, Pat Bradley, spoke with him about his fascinating journey. Professor M Shahed Quraishi, OBE. Shahed, by way...

Labour rights violations in the manufacture of healthcare goods

Every year trillions of dollars are spent on medical supplies globally. The operating theatre is a significant proportion of this spend, typically accounting for a third of a hospital’s supply costs. When making purchasing decisions consideration is given to value...

Promoting human rights of deaf communities in low-resource settings

Stigma and misconceptions about deafness are serious impediments for many deaf people to realise rights and potential in some of the most challenging situations globally. Around 430 million people are estimated to live with moderate or higher levels of hearing...

Promoting human rights of deaf communities in low-resource settings

Stigma and misconceptions about deafness are serious impediments for many deaf people to realise rights and potential in some of the most challenging situations globally. Around 430 million people are estimated to live with moderate or higher levels of hearing...

International Newsround Update February 2018

Here we share your events previews, reports and news from around the world.

The ENT Society of International Medical Graduates 23rd Academic Meeting

The ENT Society of International Medical Graduates held their 23rd ENT Academic meeting at Edgbaston Cricket Stadium. The meeting was one of six sessions being held in different rooms in collaboration with Association of Pakistani Physicians in Northern Europe. The...

TSESI Scholarship: a dream come true for young otolaryngologists

The main objective of the Tarabichi-Stammberger Ear Sinus Institute (TSESI) is to help young otolaryngologists to develop a common learning platform, improve surgical skills and engage in research work. It is the shared observation of Dr Tarabichi and the late...
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