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26 October 2021
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President for increasing coverage of Lady Health Workers to provide preventive and curative care

Islamabad: President Dr Arif Alvi has called for increasing the coverage of Lady Health Workers in the country to ensure the provision of preventive and curative care services, particularly the... Read more

14 October 2021
News

Healing from mental health and GBV with hope

Zarmina, 33, from Khyber district, is a mother of six young children. At the tender age of eight, she became an orphan and was married off at 16 as a second wife to a daily wage labourer. It was hard... Read more

13 October 2021
News

Serving mothers and babies in the aftermath of an earthquake

Ms. Shabina Tareen, 35, from Harnai, Balochistan, was sleeping peacefully with her 10-day old twins when she was jolted into wakefulness by a movement in the ground – an earthquake had hit the area... Read more

21 August 2020
News

Maternal mortality decreased to 186 deaths per 100,000 live births

  Maternal mortality decreased to 186 deaths per 100,000 live births Maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Pakistan has decreased from 276 deaths per 100,000 live births as per Pakistan Demographic and... Read more

18 November 2019
News

Surviving Fistula – A story of resilience from Pakistan

Razia Shamshad, Fistula Survivor with her daughter in Karachi, Pakistan. PHOTO: UNFPA Pakistan   Razia Shamshad, known to many as the Fistula Survivor, has a story to tell: “Helping women suffering... Read more

11 July 2019
News

World Population Day 2019

  World Population Day 2019   World Population Day 2019 is celebrated on 11 July 2019. The theme this year's World Population Day is “25 years of the ICPD: Accelerating the Promise”, focusing on the... Read more

8 April 2019
News

National Launch of Women’s Economic and Social Wellbeing Survey Report.

One in every three women in Punjab between 15 and 64 years has faced some form of violence, according to a survey conducted by Punjab Bureau of Statistics and Punjab Commission on the Status of Women... Read more

6 March 2019
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Pakistan DHS- Data Dissemination Event

Pakistan DHS- Data Dissemination Event

Pakistan DHS- Data Dissemination Event February 25, 2019   Pakistan has released the results of the Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2017-18 on February 25, 2019. The PDHS was successfully... Read more

11 July 2018
News

Importance of Family Planning Reiterated on World Population Day

ISLAMABAD, 11 July 2018: Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world with 208 million people and a population growth rate of 2.4% per year. The rising population numbers are likely to... Read more

4 May 2018
News

Maternal mortality in Asia-Pacific - 5 key facts

  With so many success stories, it might seem hard to believe that across Asia and the Pacific as a whole tens of thousands of mothers still die needlessly through pregnancy and childbirth every year... Read more

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