Joined: 11 Feb 2012
The situation of child health in Pakistan is abysmal and serious efforts are needed by the government and civil society to save lives of thousands of children who die every year from preventable diseases.
This grim picture of the deteriorating child health situation could be seen in the annual health report of the Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) for the year 2011, which says one child dies every minute from EPI (expanded program on immunisation diseases), diarrhea and acute respiratory infection (ARI).
The report also reveals that every year about 400,000 infants die in the first year of their life.
Child health in Pakistan is among the most important national issues that need serious attention.
Child mortality in Pakistan is a major cause of concern, with every one among 10 children dying before reaching the age of five and one among 30, just after they are born.
Pakistanis among the developing nations of the world that has yet to do much for the welfare of the general public.
Pneumonia and air pollution seem to be the factors affecting the health of Pakistani children. The air pollution is mostly caused by harmful emissions of biogas, which is used in most houses of Pakistan.
The main reason behind growing child mortality in Pakistan is lack of child healthcare facilities in rural areas, where majority of population lives.
With the technical support of Colliborating Partner Pakistan Medical Association, Saharo is engaged in Child Health Projects in rural areas of Sindh Province of Pakistan.We are going to launch our new School Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Project in District Shikarpur in seven Schools.
We are looking for technical, moral and financial support.
Saharo Welfare Organization