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15 03, 2019

New Survey Shows Improvement in Maternal and Child Health in Pakistan

2019-04-03T20:16:24+00:00

Families in Pakistan are getting healthier according to the newly released 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS). The 2017-18 PDHS is the fourth DHS survey conducted in Pakistan since 1990-91. The survey results, released today at a national seminar in Islamabad organized by NIPS, highlight major improvements in child survival and maternal health care, [...]

15 08, 2018

Govt expresses concerns over rapid population growth

2018-09-05T20:05:16+00:00

Govt to reactivate Population Commission; to set up special fund with Rs.5bn allocation Caretaker Minister for National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination Muhammad Yusuf Shaikh while expressing serious concerns over the rapid population growth in Pakistan reiterated the government’s commitment to work in unison to increase awareness on population issues including the importance of family [...]

15 07, 2018

Ilm Association launched to help improve education in Pakistan

2018-07-31T20:43:02+00:00

Governor of Sindh, Muhammad Zubair Umar launched ‘Ilm Association’ - a newly formed trade association founded by 11 of Pakistan’s most notable education innovation enterprises at a ceremony held recently at a local hotel in Karachi. The event was attended by more than 200 representatives from government, private schools, business and corporate CSR and the [...]

15 07, 2018

Importance of family planning reiterated on World Population Day

2018-07-31T20:41:55+00:00

Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world with 208 million people and a population growth rate of 2.4% per year. The rising population numbers are likely to outstrip developmental gains, and continue to adversely affect the economy, environment, health, education and quality of the lives of all citizens. The theme for this [...]

15 02, 2013

Experts urge making MNCH national priority

2017-04-26T12:35:14+00:00

Health Experts, politicians, policy makers and donors have unanimously agreed that maternal, newborn, child health (MNCH) and nutrition should be a national priority. The group strongly agreed that political parties should include it in their manifestoes and also advocate at their respective regional and national forums. They were speaking at a seminar on reproductive, maternal, [...]

15 01, 2013

Experts urge making MNCH national priority

2017-04-26T12:35:14+00:00

Health Experts, politicians, policy makers and donors have unanimously agreed that maternal, newborn, child health (MNCH) and nutrition should be a national priority.    The group strongly agreed that political parties should include it in their manifestoes and also advocate at their respective regional and national forums. They were speaking at a Seminar on reproductive, maternal, [...]

15 04, 2012

World TB Day being observed in Pakistan with cautious optimism

2017-04-26T12:35:17+00:00

World Tuberculosis Day falling on Saturday the 24th March is being commemorated all over the world including Pakistan with commitment and renewed enthusiasm to save lives from a preventable and curable disease. Elaborate programs have been organized on this occasion. The WHO Representative in Pakistan Dr Guido Sabatinelli has called for all out efforts to [...]