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The recent data in the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2012-2013 shows a high unmet need for contraceptives, although family planning programs have been in place in Pakistan since the late 1950s. The phenomenon presents …

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Family Suicide in Pakistan: Our Collective Societal Concern

January 9, 2017 – 5:00 AM |

Family suicide – bluntly stated, is a mess for someone else to clear up; these are murder-suicides in which the perpetrator takes their own life plus the lives of their family members (Byard, 2005). In …

Early Marriage: Dealing an Irrevocable Blow to Children’s Physical and Psychosocial Well-being

December 31, 2016 – 8:49 PM |

According to World Health Organization, early marriage refers to a formal or informal marital union where either one or both partners are below the age of 18. It affects more girls than boys globally (UNICEF, …

Early Marriages and their Consequences in Pakistan – A Social Menace

February 17, 2016 – 11:00 PM | One Comment

A nine years old girl was married to an old man because her father was unable to return a loan that he had taken from her husband.  At twelve years of age, she was divorced …

Global Health Challenges and Solutions: An MPH Practicum in Panama

October 30, 2014 – 7:06 PM |

The biggest problem pertaining global and public health is definitely the lack of resources, to fight the multiple outbreaks destroying the poor population of the world. Today, we do have an unusual and exceptional upsurge …

Suicidal Behaviors among Youth in Pakistan and Prevention

May 26, 2014 – 5:28 PM |

There was a time, when people used to avoid talking about suicide because it is very hard even to imagine“deliberately killing oneself” (World Health Organization, 2012). However, this is something that is not rare to …

Healthcare – Still an Expensive and Luxurious Idea in Pakistan

September 17, 2013 – 10:52 PM |

Health in Pakistan is an expensive idea. It is not a right but a privilege, afforded only by those who have wealth when, on the contrary, it should be within the reach of every citizen …

Quackery: Does Your Superhero Need a Double Check?

August 20, 2013 – 5:17 PM |

They say some times you feel relaxed just by the glimpse of your life-saver. You will feel protected with the view of dignified personalities around you.
 
But, is this the only way round? In today’s world, …

Polio Crusade: The Success Staircase

August 19, 2013 – 11:21 PM |

Following two long hauling decades of global vaccination campaign, the world is at the edge of eradicating polio. Pakistan is one of the only three countries, labouring under a huge burden of polio, Afghanistan and …

Global Health Challenges and Solutions – What can be Done and How?

August 14, 2013 – 7:47 PM | One Comment

Global health is an area for study, research and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving health equity for all people worldwide. There is worldwide improvement in health. Increase in life expectancy …

Global Health Challenges: Social Exclusion and its Detrimental Effects on Health

August 12, 2013 – 7:29 PM |

The concept of social exclusion has been around for a long time however the phrase social exclusion became (certainly in the UK) popular in the late 1990s. It first appeared in policy documents in those …

Challenges of Healthcare Financing in Nigeria

August 8, 2013 – 6:21 AM | One Comment

The existence of widespread socio-economic inequality and poverty in Africa pose great challenges to the health and healthcare development. Some of these challenges include vulnerability to disease, revenue generation, and health care seeking behavior, access …

Regional Modifications Make Prevention Programs against Diseases More Effective

August 7, 2013 – 8:28 PM | One Comment

There was a time that contagious diseases were the cause of massive killings of human race. Worldwide mortality due to diseases like Tuberculosis and Malaria was high but in the last 20 years, the graph …

Health Education and Promotion – Connecting the Dots for a Layman

August 5, 2013 – 11:51 PM |

Several decades after the independence of Pakistan, the health situation of the country still looks grim. It will not be a difficult task to imagine the only earning member of a family expiring away with …