15 06, 2019

UNAIDS to continue support the response to the HIV outbreak in Pakistan


UNAIDS Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Eamonn Murphy reiterated UNAIDS’ commitment to supporting provincial and federal authorities to respond to the HIV outbreak and strengthen the HIV response in the country. He expressed these views during a press briefing in Karachi during his official visit to Pakistan. The preliminary findings was presented during [...]

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 08, 2018

Govt expresses concerns over rapid population growth


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

Importance of family planning reiterated on World Population Day


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 06, 2018

Sindh’s First Youth Policy launched


Over 400 participants, including provincial ministers, government officials, international donors and members of the civil society gathered to celebrate the launch of Sindh’s first ever youth policy recently at a local hotel in Karachi. The policy drew support from Oxfam, Bargad, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Oxfam, Right Here Right Now (RHRN) and [...]

15 09, 2016

Coordinated efforts needed to control HIV/AIDS in Sindh


Enhanced HIV/AIDS Control Program of Sindh organized a two-day 2nd Conference on AIDS in Sindh at a local hotel in Karachi. The aim of the Conference was to identify the right approach and step to accelerate the Fast Track Response to HIV/AIDS in Sindh Province whereas the theme of the Conference was ‘Accelerating HIV / [...]

15 03, 2015

Positive Female Network for HIV infected/affected females in Pakistan launched


The Association of People Living with HIV (APLHIV) Pakistan is a nationwide network of HIV community in Pakistan established in response to absence of an appropriate platform for the HIV community to raise their issues. Since its inception the APLHIV has emerged as a strong agency for Research, Advocacy, and Community based Monitoring and as [...]

15 07, 2014

Sindh lagged behind in devising population policy – Experts


Speakers at a press briefing informed that the exponential rise in the country’s population is not only the country’s biggest problem but also a biggest scandal. Millions of rupees have been devoured but it continues to rise exponentially like a nuclear bomb imploding within the country. Sindh fairly lagged behind the rest of the country [...]

15 06, 2014

Investment in midwifery can save millions of lives of women and newborns


UNFPA - the United Nations Population Fund together with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), WHO and partners reveals that major deficits in the midwifery workforce occur in 73 countries where these services are most desperately needed. The report recommends new strategies to address these deficits and save millions of lives of women and newborns. [...]

15 08, 2013

Speakers stressed the need for focusing on education, provision of basic needs in improvement of mother-child health


Population Welfare Department in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to commemorate World Population Day organized a Seminar titled ‘Prevent Adolescent Pregnancy’ at a local hotel in Islamabad. Speakers on the occasion stressed the need for focusing on education, provision of basic needs and create awareness about the role of family planning in improvement [...]

15 06, 2012

Family Planning Summit – London


Awareness & access of reproductive health to women in developing countries   Aims of the Summit The UK Government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with the support of UNFPA and other partners, will host a ground breaking international Family Planning Summit inLondonin July. TheSummitwill launch a global movement to give an additional 120 [...]

15 01, 2012

Call for efforts to improve Mother and Child Health


Population Welfare Department, Punjab in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Mir Khalil ur Rahman Memorial Society organized  a Round-table Conference on “Population Welfare: Mother and Child Health” at a local hotel in Islamabad. The purpose of the Conference was to emphasize the role of religious leaders and stakeholders in creating and promoting [...]

15 11, 2011

As Global Population Surpasses 7 Billion, Two Clear Strategies for a Sustainable Future


As Global Population Surpasses 7 Billion, Two Clear Strategies for a Sustainable Future Greater reproductive choice and measures to reduce resource consumption and waste are critical to reducing humanity's environmental impact As the global population surpasses 7 billion people sometime around the end of October, addressing the challenges associated with a still-growing world population will [...]

15 08, 2011

UNFPA to continue health facilities in flood-hit areas


One year after Pakistan’s worst flooding in decades, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, continues to deliver comprehensive reproductive health care services as part of its humanitarian response. In August 2010, the Fund’s immediate response after the floods struck was to support basic reproductive health services for the displaced. Now, during the recovery phase, the [...]