Samia Altaf

Covid-19: how are we doing?

Facemasks and protective gear, critical to health staff who are most at risk, are in short supply. Updated Mar 21, 2020 08:25am

Child protection

Punishing the perpetrator is not enough. Published Oct 20, 2019 06:56am

Failure to protect

What have Punjab’s child services agencies done? Published Oct 01, 2019 07:20am

Programme needs a U-turn

Unless there is a change in strategy, Pakistan’s polio crisis will spill over into other countries. Published Sep 23, 2019 07:05am

Fixing polio vaccine hesitancy

Parents are suspicious of a system which they feel is not aligned with the best interests of their child. Published Aug 25, 2019 07:02am

Health services reform

A bureaucratic prescription of cosmetic change by executive fiat is not going to do the trick. Published Nov 12, 2018 06:59am

Pakistan in first position

Solutions at the margins in the absence of a robust public health system will not resolve the healthcare crisis. Published Mar 19, 2018 07:24am

Health insurance

Why build a parallel health system for the poor? Published Feb 12, 2017 01:33am

Whose fault?

Who is responsible for the Kasur woman’s death? Published Jan 29, 2017 06:36am

A flawed scheme

Health cards are not the solution. Published Jan 22, 2017 06:55am

Heatwave disaster

No one seems to be minding the store. Published Jul 16, 2015 01:00am

Ebola control

Hopefully, Ebola will not enter Pakistan. But the fact remains that it can. Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

Wrong strategy

A desperate campaign will not eliminate polio. Published Sep 30, 2014 01:27am