The Pakistani government and 14 United Nations agencies working in Pakistan on Thursday signed a $384.7-million agreement for improvements in the health and population sectors in the country. The agreement was signed in Islamabad by the federal secretaries of health and population welfare -- Suleman Ghani and Nayyar Agha – World Health organisation (WHO) representative Dr Khalife Bile and officer in-charge UNICEF Luc Chauvin.
Issues of maternal health were linked to family planning and reproductive health, which were further reinforced by interventions of health promotion and nutrition; communicable disease management and control including HIV and AIDS; attitudinal changes in a health life style to bring about better health behaviours. Finally, support to the health sector was encapsulated in credible health systems, including capacities for human resource development, financing, quality control and effective governance.
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