May 2013

Pakistan faces health care challenges similar to many other developing nations. While the government is responsible for providing health care to all of its ctizens, about 60 percent lack access to even basic care. Much of the problem stems from a lack of medical professionals, most of which are located in urban areas. In an effort of address the health care shortfall, the Pakistan Ministry of Health is increasing usage of eHealth programs and services that can more easily provide care to rural populations.

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USAID for better health system in Pakistan


“Islamabad – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s technical and financial support has significantly improved Pakistan’s health goods supply.”

“KARACHI: The medical community welcomed on Tuesday the implementation of three health ordinances, Sindh Healthcare Commission Ordinance, Sindh Prevention and Control of Thalassemia Ordinance and Sindh Mental Health Ordinance, during a press conference organised by the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) and Private Hospitals and Clinics Association.”

Could this truly mean the beginning of change in the health care system? Regulation and reflection may be the beginning:Raising standards: Sindh governor approves three health ordinances.