Mudassir Ahmad Khan

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In Pakistan, despite an elaborate network of over 5000 basic health units and rural health centres, supported by higher-level facilities, primary health care activities have not brought about expected improvements in health status, especially of rural population groups. A poorly functioning referral system may be partly to blame. System analysis of patient(More)
BACKGROUND While India has made significant progress in reducing maternal mortality, attaining further declines will require increased skilled birth attendance and institutional delivery among marginalized and difficult to reach populations. METHODS A population-based survey was carried out among 16 randomly selected rural villages in rural Mysore(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperhomocysteinemia is an independent risk factor for atherosclerotic diseases including Ischaemic heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease. Homocysteine (Hcy) is an intermediate formed during the catabolism of essential sulphur containing amino acid methionine, increased Hcy is associated with endothelial dysfunctions in healthy(More)
INTRODUCTION Iodine is an essential component of the hormones produced by the thyroid gland that are essential for mammalian life. Although goiter is the most visible sequelae of iodine deficiency, the major impact of hypothyroidism as a result of iodine deficiency is impaired neurodevelopment, particularly early in life. According to the World Health(More)
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