Samia Altaf

Preventive plans

Preventive plans

Appropriate action can still make a difference.

Published Apr 07, 2020 06:47am
Covid-19: how are we doing?

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

Child protection

Punishing the perpetrator is not enough.

Published Oct 20, 2019 06:56am
Failure to protect

Failure to protect

What have Punjab’s child services agencies done?

Published Oct 01, 2019 07:20am
Programme needs a U-turn

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

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

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

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

Health insurance

Why build a parallel health system for the poor?

Published Feb 12, 2017 01:33am
Whose fault?

Whose fault?

Who is responsible for the Kasur woman’s death?

Published Jan 29, 2017 06:36am
A flawed scheme

A flawed scheme

Health cards are not the solution.

Published Jan 22, 2017 06:55am
Heatwave disaster

Heatwave disaster

No one seems to be minding the store.

Published Jul 16, 2015 01:00am
Ebola control

Ebola control

Hopefully, Ebola will not enter Pakistan. But the fact remains that it can.

Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am
Wrong strategy

Wrong strategy

A desperate campaign will not eliminate polio.

Published Sep 30, 2014 01:27am