15 03, 2019

New Survey Shows Improvement in Maternal and Child Health in Pakistan


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 03, 2019

Govt committed to address Nutrition status


Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Aamer Mehmood Kiani said that the Government of Pakistan is committed to address Nutrition issue in line with the mission of health care for all. He expressed these views while talking to Regional Director, World Food Programme (WFP) for Asia and Pacific, David Kaatrud at his office [...]

15 03, 2019

UNDP assured support for promotion of Education & Skill Development


Federal Ministry of Education urged United Nations Development Programme to extend its support to overcome the challenges of education sector in Pakistan. This was expressed by Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training during a Meeting with Ignacio Artaza, Representative of UNDP in Pakistan. The meeting was also attended by Arshad Mirza, Federal [...]

15 08, 2018

Zalmi, UNIC join hands to promote SDGs in Pakistan


The Zalmi Foundation and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan signed a ‘Partnership Agreement’ to work together towards the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ceremony was held at the United Nations Information Centre in Islamabad. The agreement was signed by the Chairman, Peshawar Zalmi & Zalmi [...]

15 03, 2018

17-point Action Plan for achieving SDGs presented


Senator Farhatullah Babar presented 17-point Action Plan for achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while addressing Task Forces on SDGs in the Provincial parliaments at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) held recently in Islamabad. Addresing the Parliament, he informed that the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted unanimously by the UN [...]

15 12, 2017

Lifelong gender inequalities halting progress in Pakistan’s health indicators – Experts


The worsening of key indicators related to female health, education and social development is a key issue holding back Pakistan’s ability to meet global targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Pakistan has incorporated 169 targets under the SDGs into long-term planning frameworks such as Vision 2025 and the National Health Vision 2016 – 2025. New insights on Pakistan’s [...]

15 09, 2016

Pakistan ranks 149/188 on SDG index


The Global Burden of Disease Study, the first global analysis that assesses the United Nations’ health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 188 countries, has ranked Pakistan at 149. Launched at a special event at the UN General Assembly in New York and published in The Lancet, the analysis assesses countries by creating an overall index score on [...]

15 09, 2016

National Consultation on Sustainable Development Goals focuses on better quality of life


A National Consultation was organised by World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health, Islamabad with a view to advocate for implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Health jointly by Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination and in World Health Organization. The focus of the discussion was to align targets under [...]

17 03, 2016

WHO calls on countries to unite to end TB


On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls on countries and partners to ‘Unite to End Tuberculosis’. The call comes as we enter the era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ending tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 is a target of the SDGs and the goal of the WHO End TB Strategy. [...]

15 02, 2016

Workshop on ‘Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) for countries with emergencies’


World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) in collaboration with the Nutrition program of Federal Health Ministry conducted Training Workshop on ‘Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) for countries with emergencies’ at a local hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan. The training includes participants from 9 regional countries. Participants from all provinces and areas [...]

15 01, 2016

‘Health in 2015’ launched – from MDGs to SDGs


World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a new comprehensive analysis of global health trends since 2000 and an assessment of the challenges for the next 15 years. The "Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs" identifies the key drivers of progress in health under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It lays out actions that [...]