Pakistan

Protecting the rights of older people with disabilities among Afghan refugees in Pakistan

8 November 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has received a generous donation from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM) to address the unmet health and protection needs of older Afghan refugees and host communities in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces in Pakistan.

The donation of almost US$ 1 million will fund WHO’s Protecting Rights of Older People with Disabilities (PROD) project, which focuses on people aged 60 or above with disabilities, chronic diseases, psychosocial disorders and trauma, and/or who are survivors of gender-based violence among Afghan refugees and host populations in the country.

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Pakistan takes a step forward to localize Sustainable Development Goal 3

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8 November 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, organized a national launch of Sustainable Development Goal 3 localization in Pakistan on 30 October 2018 in Islamabad. The event aimed to disseminate national indicators and targets for the health-related goals as key outcomes of a localization exercise, including extensive provincial consultations with Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

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Events

WHO and Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination sign JPRM 2018–2019

22 February 2018 – The World Health Organization and Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination have signed the 2-year Joint Programme Review and Planning Mission (JPRM) document. JPRM is...

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In focus

National consultation on WHO safe childbirth checklist

8 November 2018 – A national level expert consultation on WHO's safe childbirth checklist was organized in Islamabad on 1November 2018, led by the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation...

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Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 189 900
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 4.7
Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) 178
Primary health care centres and units (per 10 000 population) 0.5
Total life expectancy at birth (years) 66.4

Source: Country statistical profiles 2016

Pakistan country health profile

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