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Headache is one of the most common disorders worldwide. On the World Health Organization's ranking of causes of disability, this would bring headache disorders into the 10 most disabling conditions for both genders, and into the five most disabling for women. The prevalence of headache disorders in Pakistan is high, and would be at least on par with that reported in other parts of the world, although a recent epidemiological survey suggests that the prevalence of migraines could be as high as 22%, almost twice that noted in the international literature. Over the years, the Pakistan Headache Society (PHS) has been striving to update the level of expertise of medical practitioners in the diagnosis and management of common and uncommon headache disorders, by organizing updates, lectures and seminars across the country.

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