Pakistan

WHO provides support to Pakistan’s immunization programme to strengthen routine immunization in underserved areas

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari attended a vaccination session during their visit to the Shah Allah Tiddy Health facility in Islamabad on 6 January 2019WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari attended a vaccination session during their visit to the Shah Allah Tiddy Health facility in Islamabad on 6 January 201910 January 2019 – WHO has been providing support to Pakistan’s Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination and health departments in the Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces to strengthen routine immunization in underserved areas and ensure equitable access to vaccines for children from these areas.

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WHO Director-General urges final push on polio eradication as he concludes his visit to Pakistan

WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari (front left) and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (front right)WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari (front left) and WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (front right)9 January 2019, Islamabad – World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has concluded his official visit to Pakistan today, calling for a final push on polio eradication and commitment to ensure that all people in the country can obtain the health care they need. 

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    WHO Director-General urges final push on polio eradication as he concludes his visit to Pakistan

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

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