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Health Advocacy through SEPLAA from Jan- April 2010

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The News covers SEPLAA Events, February 2010 The News covers SEPLAA’s Launch of website and Drive 150,000 thalassemia cases in Pakistan     The News Sunday, February 14, 2010By Our CorrespondentLAHORETHERE are over 150,000 thalassemia major cases in Pakistan and the number is growing.“If two thalassemia minor carriers got married then their children could be born with thalassemia major. Therefore, it is of paramount importance… Read More »Health Advocacy through SEPLAA from Jan- April 2010

Profile of Dr. Marco Zecca

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Dr. Marco Zecca is the Director of the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy. This department specializes in the treatment of children effected by hematological pathologies, both malignant and non malignant. This Unit has performed the largest number of allografts for pediatric patients in Italy and represents one of the most active and experienced Institutions in the field of… Read More »Profile of Dr. Marco Zecca

150,000 thalassemia cases in Pakistan

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LAHORE Published in The News here, 14th Feb. 2010. THERE are over 150,000 thalassemia major cases in Pakistan and the number is growing.  “If two thalassemia minor carriers got married then their children could be born with thalassemia major. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to conduct compulsory blood screening before marriage as one of the basic preventive care,” said Ammara Farooq Malik, President of… Read More »150,000 thalassemia cases in Pakistan

Informal Talk on the Awareness Drive ‘Save a life, save a generation’

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First published here, in Feb. 2010. Lahore- The Seeds of Education, Policy & Legal Awareness Association held an informal talk on their recently launched Awareness Drive ‘Save a life, save a generation’. Speaking on the occasion, the President of SEPLAA Mrs. Ammara Farooq Malik explained that the issue of compulsory blood screening before marriage is one of the basic preventive care that parents to be… Read More »Informal Talk on the Awareness Drive ‘Save a life, save a generation’

Marriage with strings attached

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The following article was the first advocacy article written by Ammara Farooq Malik and published in The News on Sunday on 24th November, 2009. Ammara Farooq Malik Six and a half years ago, if some one had asked me what a blood disorder was, I would have definitely shown my ignorance. My family had no history of blood disorders and so I could not have… Read More »Marriage with strings attached