Pakistan


Pakistan Transgender Empowerment Association: voice for social change and empowerment

The Pakistan Transgender Empowerment Association The Pakistan Transgender Empowerment Association aims to raise a voice for transgender community rights and issues at national level24 November 2017 – As part of a series of events organized to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December 2017, the Wajood, a community-based transgender community organization in Pakistan launched the Pakistan Transgender Empowerment Association: voice for social change and empowerment at a ceremony on 24 November 2017 in Islamabad.

Participants at the ceremony were welcomed and introduced to the work of the Association by Ms Bubbli Malik, Wajood Executive Director, and Ms Aisha. Ms Malik shared the objectives, mission and way forward of the Association, stating that the transgender individual in Pakistan faces multilayered social and legal discrimination.

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Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences organizes awareness-raising seminar on HIV-related discrimination in health care facilities

HIV awareness-raising seminar The awareness-raising seminar called on all parties to commit to making HIV testing and treatment available and accessible to all through combating stigma and discrimination in health care facilitiesThe Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences organized an awareness-raising seminar on 1 December as part of a week-long series of events to mark World AIDS Day 2017.

The main objectives of the seminar were to assist health care providers in working collectively towards addressing HIV-related stigma and discrimination in health care facilities, and to devise joint key recommendations for action to end this discrimination.

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    Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences organizes awareness-raising seminar on HIV-related discrimination in health care facilities

Events

16 November 2017 – The Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) jointly organized a walk on 16 November...

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In focus

Pakistan’s health leaders mark World AIDS Day by committing to turn the tide

The focus of World AIDS Day 2017 is to advocate for HIV testing with the aim of encouraging the general public to seek HIV testing, urge people living with HIV...

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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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