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Another Expectation from Current Government

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 03:25 AM
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After the political turmoil, a democratic government has developed. Pakistan has been under the spotlight recently and eyes from all sides are watching closely. However, the political pitch isn\'t the only area where the political players should have played very well there are other areas which require their full attention.

Under the surface of political ice berg, more problems are fermenting in the sixth most populous country in the world. Although some of the challenges are fueled by the country\'s political turmoil but not all. In other parts of the world; turmoil usually happens but resolved and it doesn’t effect the overall situation at micro level of state.

There are lots of areas needed to discuss but health status is one of the main concerns of every human being living on earth. The health statistics are promising this year “if “, valid and reliable but much more needed to be done. For example progress has been made towards the target of reducing under-five mortality rates by two thirds. However the rate of change will need to be accelerated to meet the targets and the rates are still high compared to the rest of South Asia.

Some progress has been made towards the standard proxy indicators, although overall levels remain low. The percentage of births attended by skilled health professionals doubled from around 20% in 2000 to around 40% currently. Less than a third of married women use any form of contraception.

Furthermore, while the infant mortality rate dropped from 91 infant deaths per 1,000 live births to 78 deaths per 1,000 between 1990 and 2007; it is still high by world standards. Pakistan\'s infant mortality rate is well above the world average of 52 infant deaths per 1,000 live births and the infant mortality rate of 57 in all less developed countries.

Pakistan has the 6th highest burden of TB disease in the world; although DOTS case detection and cure rates have improved significantly since 2000, and are on...

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