Health – Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:49:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 Smoking costs society dear – so why isn’t Big Tobacco paying its way? http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/18/smoking-costs-society-dear-so-why-isnt-big-tobacco-paying-its-way/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/18/smoking-costs-society-dear-so-why-isnt-big-tobacco-paying-its-way/#respond Sun, 17 Mar 2019 19:03:46 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26761 It is well known that some of the world’s biggest technical companies pay pitiful amounts of corporate tax. Now our new research has placed the tax returns of tobacco firms under the spotlight. Despite the enormous harm they cause, and the massive profits they earn, it turns out that multinational tobacco companies pay almost no …

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Growing consumer awareness driving Halal products market http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/growing-consumer-awareness-driving-halal-products-market/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/growing-consumer-awareness-driving-halal-products-market/#respond Sun, 03 Mar 2019 19:52:08 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26119 The global Halal food market reached a value of USD 1.4 trillion in 2017. The growth of the global Halal food market is being primarily driven by health benefits offered by Halal food items which is continuously influencing the eating patterns of people. This has resulted in an increase in the consumption and acceptance of …

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Hashmi Group Making Fame and Name Commitments Continued Undiminished http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/hashmi-group-making-fame-and-name-commitments-continued-undiminished-2/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/hashmi-group-making-fame-and-name-commitments-continued-undiminished-2/#respond Sun, 03 Mar 2019 19:47:35 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26251 PAGE brief talks with Mr. Rashid Hashmi – CEO, Muhammad Hashim Tajir Surma over their remarkable products serving human beings worldwide. In an exclusive discussion with PAGE Mr. Rashid Hashmi talked about his success story in the field of human care. Discussion is mainly focus on his efforts and the brand developed over centuries. Following …

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This is how distance from nature is affecting our health http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/this-is-how-distance-from-nature-is-affecting-our-health/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/03/04/this-is-how-distance-from-nature-is-affecting-our-health/#respond Sun, 03 Mar 2019 19:03:23 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=26277 You’ve got problems. Perhaps more than you know. Apart from all the usual woes—work, relationships, money, time—the civilized life may also be causing you psychological trauma. Disconnection from nature can be bad for our mental health. But there was no name for this particular malaise until 2000, when Australian sustainability professor Glenn Albrecht coined the …

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An interview with Mr. Syed Anis Ahmed – General Manager, Abbott Laboratories Pakistan Limited http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/18/an-interview-with-mr-syed-anis-ahmed-general-manager-abbott-laboratories-pakistan-limited/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/18/an-interview-with-mr-syed-anis-ahmed-general-manager-abbott-laboratories-pakistan-limited/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 19:50:05 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25675 In Pakistan, quality regulations are getting stronger and stricter, resulting in better medicines. While increasing quality is a good thing for everyone, companies need to lean on more than just high-quality products to earn the trust of the consumers. As the quality gap closes, consumers, doctors and pharmacists in Pakistan will look for something more …

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Nigerian elections: why poor economic performance is front and centre http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/18/nigerian-elections-why-poor-economic-performance-is-front-and-centre/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/18/nigerian-elections-why-poor-economic-performance-is-front-and-centre/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 19:05:52 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25714 On February 16, more than 84m eligible voters in Nigeria go to the polls to elect the next president of the country and members of the national assembly. There are nearly 80 candidates competing for the country’s top job but the contest can be viewed to be mainly between the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, aged …

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Time to make road map to take lead in human development http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/time-to-make-road-map-to-take-lead-in-human-development/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/time-to-make-road-map-to-take-lead-in-human-development/#respond Sun, 03 Feb 2019 19:50:54 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25215 Pakistan is yet to make significant attainments in the human development index (HDI), which focuses on measurable dimensions of human development such as living a long and healthy life, being educated and having a decent standard of living. Thus, HDI combines measures of life expectancy, school enrolment, literacy, and income. In the country’s rural areas, …

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The anti-vaccine movement shows the peril of a post-truth world http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/the-anti-vaccine-movement-shows-the-peril-of-a-post-truth-world/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/02/04/the-anti-vaccine-movement-shows-the-peril-of-a-post-truth-world/#respond Sun, 03 Feb 2019 19:04:37 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25258 Three centuries ago, Jonathan Swift anticipated our post-truth world when he said: “Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late.” Recent research has quantified Swift’s observation for the age of Twitter and Facebook. MIT scientists have shown that the truth takes six times as …

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Why South Africa is on a path of economic renewal http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/why-south-africa-is-on-a-path-of-economic-renewal/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/28/why-south-africa-is-on-a-path-of-economic-renewal/#respond Sun, 27 Jan 2019 19:05:28 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=25031 This year, South Africa will celebrate 25 years of democracy, hold its sixth democratic national election and accelerate the process of economic revival and growth. Over the last quarter century, the country has made remarkable progress in expanding opportunities for its people, most of whom still live with the effects of the apartheid system. Millions …

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Nestlé Pakistan wins first prize for global compact business sustainability award 2018 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/14/nestle-pakistan-wins-first-prize-for-global-compact-business-sustainability-award-2018/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2019/01/14/nestle-pakistan-wins-first-prize-for-global-compact-business-sustainability-award-2018/#respond Sun, 13 Jan 2019 19:49:45 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=24525 Karachi, 10 January 2019: For the third consecutive time, Nestlé Pakistan won the First Prize for “Living the Global Compact Business Sustainability Award 2018”, in the multi-national category, at the “Business Sustainability Moot and Living the Global Compact Best Practices Sustainability Award Ceremony”. Winning this prestigious award three times in a row signifies Nestlé Pakistan’s …

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