Health experts have expressed grave concern over the growing prevalence of paralysis in low- and middle-income countries, including Pakistan, saying that paralysis is the leading cause of chronic disability and human mortality worldwide.
About 6 million deaths worldwide are due to stroke, while blood pressure and smoking are the main causes of the spread of the disease. A healthy lifestyle and promotion of disease awareness can help control stroke.
He made the remarks during a seminar on “Improving Paralysis Care in Low- and Middle-Income Countries” on Monday evening. The seminar was organized in collaboration with International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) Karachi University and Comstick Islamabad at LEJ National Science Information Center Karachi University. The seminar was attended by Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhry, Head of ICCBS Karachi University and Coordinator General of COMSTEC, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Wase of Aga Khan University, Dr. Mehdi Farhadi, Iranian Scholar, Prof. Dr. Ashfaq Shoaib of University of Alberta Canada and Rashid Hospital. Dr. Maria Khan from Dubai addressed the gathering.
Prof. Iqbal Chaudhry said that the purpose of this seminar is to highlight the problem of spread of stroke in low and middle income countries. I have started programs that will increase the capacity of Muslim countries in science and research even in less developed Muslim countries.
According to Dr. Iqbal, OIC is also working in related fields in African countries.
Prof. Muhammad Wasi said that the prevalence of paralysis in the respective countries is related not only with increasing age but also with civic life whereas obesity, lack of exercise, unbalanced diet, diabetes, smoking, blood pressure also contribute to the spread of this disease. There are important reasons. Dr Mehdi Farhadi said the paralysis situation was much worse in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries.
Prof. Ashfaq Shoaib said that stroke is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the world. There is a need to adopt a lifestyle and promote awareness about the disease. Dr. Maria Khan gave a lecture on ‘Paralysis in Women’. She said that disability and death from stroke are more common in men than in women in developing countries but the rate of death from stroke in women in the Middle East and North Africa. Is more Finally, a panel discussion was held on the same topic in which Dr. Abdul Malik, Dr. Fauzia Siddiqui, Egyptian Scholars Dr. Osama Yassin and Dr. Hasnain Hashim participated.