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Pakistan - Health sector report (English)

This report reviews the Pakistan health sector and government policies and goals; assesses health programs, services, and manpower development in relation to those policies and goals; and examines the technical, financial and organizational/managerial feasibility of the proposals for the Sixth Plan. The government has introduced an Accelerated Health Program with three components: (i) training of traditional health attendants; (ii) production and distribution of oral rehydration salts for treatment of diarrehas; and (iii) an expanded immunization program. This program is heavily dependent upon the need for fundamental changes and improvements in the health system through which they will be directed. These include: (i) strenghtening the planning process; (ii) reorienting the approach to management; (iii) reviewing and revising the support systems; (iv) developing and adopting appropriate technology; (v) strengthening the district health structure and management; (vi) studying appropriate posting and functions for doctors and paramedics; (vii) improving effectiveness of services; and (viii) strengthening manpower development and in-service training. In addition, the sector must be planned taking account of serious financial limitations.




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Pakistan - Health sector report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.