Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza announced on Wednesday that the government will increase the number of its Lady Health Workers by three hundred thousand in order to provide better healthcare to the poor masses as opposed to firing people for failing to do so.
The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) announce that a country-wide survey will be started on March 1 to ascertain child and maternal mortality rates in Pakistan.
A new study suggests that lady health workers can make a difference in saving the lives of newborns.
Learn about how a new UNICEF-funded programme in four districts of Pakistan will help lower maternal and infant mortality in Punjab.
The USAID-funded PAIMAN Project saved more than 30,000 newborn babies by reducing neonatal mortality by 23 percent through a replicable model of interventions.
PBS follows the Pakistan Medical Association through camps near flood-affected areas in Pakistan to cover the conditions that expectant mothers endure and their infants are born into.
Watch this UNICEF video on what is being done to help expecting mothers and newborns in Pakistan’s terrible flood conditions.
Tens of thousands of newborn babies and their mums in Pakistan could be in serious danger as the floods continue to cause misery for millions of families. Sumia, 25, gave birth to a baby boy by the side of the road after being forced to evacuate her home in Shlar, Pakistan due to the encroaching floods. They had no time to collect belongings and have no money; they have received no medical care. At least half a million pregnant women have been affected by the floods, with more than 100,000 of them due to give birth in the next few months. Many will be forced to deliver in temporary shelters or tents, with no access to clean water or health care and often
100,000 Pregnant Women at Risk in Flood-Hit Pakistan – As the devastating floods in Pakistan continue to cause misery for millions of families, Save the Children reports that tens of thousands of newborn babies and their mothers could be in serious danger.
Question and Answer with Dr. Dr. Khalif Bile Mohamud, who shows the way forward to health in Pakistan.