Pakistan

Consultation meeting to develop provincial roadmaps and health information system action plan in Pakistan

11 April 2019 – The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination of Pakistan, in collaboration with WHO, convened a consultative meeting to develop provincial roadmaps and a health information system action plan in Islamabad, Pakistan on 25-27 February, 2019. The development of both the roadmaps and action plan are based on the results of two previous WHO technical missions to Pakistan to identify areas to improve and move towards a unified system, strengthen coordination among various systems and stakeholders, along with strengthening the capacity of the staff in data collection, analysis, information, information transmission, used and dissemination.

» Full story

Capacity-building workshop on ICD 10-compliant medical certification of causes of death

Group_Photo_of_ICD_10_workshop

10 April 2019 – The WHO country office in Pakistan, in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, organized two back-to-back national workshops on ICD 10-complaint medical certification of cause of death, based on the WHO approved tool to collect and report information on causes of death for public health planning.

The aim of the workshop was to build a critical mass of physicians in ICD 10-compliant death certification by introducing them to the 2016 WHO international standard medical certification of cause of death form and train them in completing this form in an ICD-10 compliant manner, orientation to ICD-10 coding using the online browser, and capacity building exercise on the simplified selection rules as well as introduction to DHIS-2 SMoL platform for underlying causes of death.

The first 2-day workshop took place in Islamabad on 11–12 February, 2019 was attended by 75 participants, including general physicians, statisticians and coders from Punjab, KP, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and ICT.

The second 2-day workshop took place in Karachi on 12-14 February, in which 45 participants participated from Sindh and Baluchistan provinces. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Jamal Nasher on the behalf of WR and Technical team of HSD from country office. Dr Samra Mazhar and Dr. Waheed Lashari Deputy Directors, Program, from the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination encouraged to all participants for adopting the WHO tool to transform the health system in Pakistan including to achieve the universal health coverage and contribute towards the progress of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the opening remarks.

This workshop was a great emphasis to reinforce knowledge and skills to transform the health system. It focused on the registration of death including the determination and recording of causes of death and producing accurate mortality statistics which is an essential component of a functional Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system in Pakistan. Moreover, Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) offered for the collaboration to develop the android app which will provide credible Civil Registration Vital Statistics data at country wide.

» Full story
Previous
Next
  • Consultation meeting to develop provincial roadmaps and health information system action plan in Pakistan
  • Capacity-building workshop on ICD 10-compliant medical certification of causes of death
    Capacity-building workshop on ICD 10-compliant medical certification of causes of death

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...

» Read the full story

In focus

Floods in Balochistan

Background A recent storm caused a spell of heavy rainfall in Lasbela district and adjoining areas, which resulted in extreme flash floods on 20 February 2019. These flash floods were sudden...

» Read the full story

Key health-related statistics

Total population (000s) 213 707
Total health expenditure (% of general government expenditure) 9.7
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) 66.5

Source: Framework for health information systems and core indicators for monitoring health situation and health system performance, 2018

Pakistan country health profile

Regional Health Observatory

Contact us

WHO Representative
PO Box 1013
Islamabad
+92 51 9255184-5, 9255077, 8432400

Eat healthy in Ramadan