Even in ‘normal’ circumstances, pregnancy is a high-risk condition for women in Pakistan.
We don’t have any appreciation of preventive healthcare and our system is entirely curative.
Well-meaning but unrelated medical aid and donations may do more harm than good.
Unfortunately, many doctors continue to play into the hands of the milk formula industry.
Paul Farmer broke the mould of ‘mainstream’ and went where healthcare was most needed.
PCR testing has drastically gone down in Pakistan and our disease surveillance system needs much more strengthening.
Of the 8m deaths that occur globally each year due to tobacco use, 170,000 are in Pakistan.
We can build back better to be more prepared and resilient the next time around.
The new rulers need to pay attention to our state of preparedness for a recurrence of Covid-19.
Good policies formulated by the previous government must be retained by the new set-up.
The private healthcare sector has not really become a partner to national health services.
In the wake of Covid-19, important developments have taken place in Pakistan’s health technology space...
Some individuals are science and art personified.
A comprehensive national security policy has to have a proper place in it for human health.
The number of cases represents just the narrow tip of a huge submerged iceberg.
The most important voice of reason and courage on the incident has come from Javed Ahmad Ghamidi.
The word ‘unethical’ hardly conveys what is going on in the medical marketplace.
It is time to reorganise the health system to implement essential health services packages.
Medical practitioners have wrongly promoted the idea that injections are needed for even minor ailments.
The condition and prospects of Afghanistan’s health sector are complex and grave.