Policy Dialogue on ai???Monitoring Implementation of MDG 5 in Pakistan….Hebitan Umer

Policy Dialogue on ai???Monitoring Implementation of MDG 5 in Pakistan….Hebitan Umer

Quetta : Better health is a fundamental human right and should be promoted by appropriate allocation to achieve this right and defense budget should be divertAi?? towards social sector especially to health. This was stated by Balochistan Minister of Health Haji Ainullah Shams on National Dialogue on Monitoring Implementation of Millennium Development Goal 5 in Pakistan organized by Shirkat Gah Womenai??i??s Resource Center. The event was attended by Begum Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister and Chairperson of National Assembly Special Committee on MDGs, MNAs and members of the Special Committee Humayun Saif Ai??Ullah, Nafisa Shah, Asia Nasir, Salma Qureshi Additional Secretary Womenai??i??s Develop Department Balochistan; Mr. Tayab Lehrri Additional Secretary Population Welfare Department Balochistan; Mohammad Ali Kakar, Additional Secretary Health, Balochistan; Sohail Ahmed Secretary Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics; members of Civil Society organizations; INGOs and; Khawar Mumtaz, CEO of Shirkat Gah. The event was held to review implementation of MDG 5 to improve maternal health whereby the government pledges to reduce maternal mortality by three quarters by 2015, and to achieve universal access to reproductive health.

Shahnaz ali expressed her deep distress over low prevalence of safe family planning measures which is one of the major reasons of maternal morality rate in Balochistan, which is 785 per live 100,000 live births. Shahnaz Wazir Ali stressed on Pakistanai??i??s commitment to achieving objectives of MDGs as part of the governmentai??i??s broader constitutional, moral and legal commitments towards its citizens, especially women. She emphasized the role of provinces, post devolution under the 18 order septilin side http://casasdelpuerto.com.ar/?p=15488 th http://www.putnova.cz/aldara-price-walmart/ buy dilantin no prescription Constitutional Amendment to achieve MDGs and to set provincial targets towards achieving these. She highlighted the role of Federal government for coordinating and reporting on international commitments. Shahnaz Wazir Ali announced the governmentai??i??s pledge for regularization of the Lady Health Workers and commitment to finance the regularization. She revealed that allocations under the NFC Award for Population Welfare were needs based rather than determined by population size and hoped that these will be used to promote maternal health.

Member of National Assembly Nafisa Shah stressed the need for integrated, consistent, credible data to help plan, implement and monitor MDGs.

Secretary Pakistan Federal Bureau of Statistics Sohail Ahmed emphasized on the need for Federal government to re-invent its role post 18 buy amoxil england th amendment for coordination of international commitments and to serve as a bridge between provinces and donors for achievement of MDGs.

Participants highlighted the need to adopt an integrated approach focusing on social determinants of health in order to achieve progress on MDG 5 for improved maternal health. They also recommended better coordination between Health and Population Welfare departments to avoid duplication of services and effort.

Khawar Mumtaz, CEO Shirkat Gah presented the research on the progress achieved so far under MDG 5, delineating barriers faced by women in accessing information and services related to sexual and reproductive health and the gaps in implementation.

About Habitan Umer

Journalist working for Asaap publications and Mehr Dhar research and institution Quetta.
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