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UHC & private health sector

AS we recover from Covid-19, we should start rethinking our national development agenda. This pandemic is not the last of its kind, although, for some known and unknown reasons, it…

Fiscal policies: health sector challenges

The analysis of fiscal policies of the government is an important determinant of looking at priorities related to development and public interest. Well-structured fiscal policies can reduce health sector challenge.…

Another milestone in health sector

Under one roof, Max Health Hospital is a project of Riphah International University at G-8 Markaz, strives to provide timely, reliable and professional patient facilities. The hospital has a team…

Budget 2009-10 And The Health Sector

Budget 2009-10 and the health sector

The health sector was marked by six policy highlights in the expansionary fiscal policy of the government in the federal budget for 2009-10. These policy dimensions centre on the following:…

Health-sector turnaround

IMRAN Khan won his mandate on the promise of eliminating corruption and promoting good governance in public office. His government’s first 100 days in power are being watched closely with…

Health-sector Reforms

Health-sector reforms

Last month, a close relative who had a severe stomach ache was admitted to a hospital in a posh Karachi area. For two days, there was no proper diagnosis; she…

Health expenditure and choices

HENRY Ford, when unveiling the Model T, was asked why he developed an automobile without consulting public demand. His response, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would…

Health security

THE greatly anticipated Global Health Security Summit, one of the major calendar events on the global health security agenda, gets underway in Islamabad on January 10. The two-day event draws…

Essential health services

I RECEIVED a lot of feedback on my article ‘Robotic priorities’, including some from defensive robotic surgeons! Some readers have asked about the essential health services package I referred to.…