ZB Foundation in Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar: Report
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ZB Foundation in Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar: Report

  On March 21st 2019, I travelled to Peshawar along with the Chairman and the Manager for a visit to the Lady Reading Hospital there. We set off from Bahria Town, Rawalpindi at 7am, and entered Peshawar around 10am. Peshawar is the capital and the economic hub of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. In 2017, the rural...

One in a thousand at Marathon des Sables 2019
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One in a thousand at Marathon des Sables 2019

Akber Naqvi – Co-Founder of The ZB Foundation is the only Pakistani running in the Marathon des Sables 2019 out of approx a 1000 people. He is also the first ever Pakistan born runner to participate. Watch the official start of Marathon des Sables 2019 video here:

A message from the boys before they head to Marathon des Sables
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A message from the boys before they head to Marathon des Sables

  Hi Everyone, Both Akber and Vik are finally on their way to Morocco to participate in Marathon des Sables 2019 http://marathondessables.com/en/marathon-des-sables The guys have been training intensely for months and now they are ready to race for real. Heres a little message from Akber and Vik: Akber’s message – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH9gdMpHc18 Vik’s message – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh4e43qOchc Keep an eye on...

Is Cancer a Metabolic Disorder?
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Is Cancer a Metabolic Disorder?

Scientists are now assuming that maybe cancer was never meant to be a genetic disease despite the decades of therapies, it is still the most fatal of all the diseases in the world. NIH gets the most funding for it. They are conceptualizing that maybe cancer is due to flawed metabolism rather than damaged DNA....

Running to save babies – Marathon des Sables
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Running to save babies – Marathon des Sables

Imagine this: running in temperatures of 50 Degrees, with the sun burning down on your skin, sand grains in your eyes, your mouth as dry as the desert, your back pack containing your weeks food, extra clothes, medical kit and even your bed – sleeping bag strapped on your back. Your feet are sore as...

Citrulinemia type 2
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Citrulinemia type 2

History Citrullinemia was first reported in 1962 (McMurray et al 1962). Its name derives from the marked elevation of L-citrulline in blood of affected individuals. This disorder has also been called “citrullinuria” because of the increased excretion of L-citrulline in urine and “argininosuccinic acid (argininosuccinate) synthetase deficiency” to denote its enzyme defect. Heterogeneity is seen...

Citrulinemia Type 1
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Citrulinemia Type 1

History Citrullinemia was first reported in 1962 (McMurray et al 1962). Its name derives from the marked elevation of L-citrulline in blood of affected individuals. This disorder has also been called “citrullinuria” because of the increased excretion of L-citrulline in urine and “argininosuccinic acid (argininosuccinate) synthetase deficiency” to denote its enzyme defect. Heterogeneity is seen...

The ZB Foundation at Hashoo Foundation Health Fest 2018
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The ZB Foundation at Hashoo Foundation Health Fest 2018

The ZB Foundation was invited to participate in Hashoo Foundation Health Fest on 28th and 29th September 2018, which was held at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) in Islamabad. Our team set up a stall over there to educate the audience over there about Newborn Screening. Hashoo Foundation is an organization that works actively...

Deaf Awareness Week – How to Interact With A Person Who Has A Hearing Loss
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Deaf Awareness Week – How to Interact With A Person Who Has A Hearing Loss

What we as a society need to understand is that equality of rights means understanding where other stands while giving them the opportunity to fully bloom irrespective of the challenges they face. At some place we compromise, at some point they compromise. That’s called society. Following is how you conduct yourself in a society where...