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WHO Regional Director visits Pakistan

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21 September 2013 – Dr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, visited Pakistan from RD Dr Ala Alwan visited Dar Ul Uloum Haqannia, Akura Khatak & PeshawarDr Ala Alwan, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, visits Dar Ul Uloum Haqannia, Akura Khatak and PeshawarSeptember 19 to 21, 2013. During his short visit, Dr Alwan met politicians, dignitaries, Ambassadors of United Arab Emirates and Iraq and religious leaders to garner support for the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.

The purpose of Dr Alwan’s two-day visit to Pakistan was to assess the current situation of polio eradication through meetings with public health leaders, national and provincial government and to support national action in this area.

 

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

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