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Published Date: Feb 20, 2014

SDPI Press Release (February 20, 2014)

Experts at a launch of “Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2012-13, demanded inclusive initiatives & engagement of the government to address high population growth and also providing better health facilities to the nation. They also emphasized on the indicators of child mortality and fertility level, which are alarming and highest in the region. This launch was jointly organised by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS).

PDHS 2012-13 is conducted by the (NIPS), provides data for monitoring the population and health situation in Pakistan with an explicit goal of providing reliable information about maternal and child health and family planning.


Abdul
Basit Khan, Executive Director, NIPS shared the key findings of the
survey & revealed that Pakistan has made some expected developments
in the health sector, but still lags far behind other South Asian
countries.

He
opined that provincial governments need to address issues at grassroots
level, especially to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Further he added that excessive population growth, illiteracy rate,
financial constraints & food insecurity is a serious challenge for
Pakistan in ensuring access to quality health services. “This is the
third demographic and health survey conducted in the country by (NIPS)”
he stated.

Shakeel
Ramay, Senior Researcher SDPI said that there is a dire need to mark
the importance of the publication for empirical policy analysis and
research on population studies in Pakistan.

Sustainable
Development Policy Institute (SDPI) and National Institute of
Population Studies (NIPS) also signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU). The MoU aims at strengthening institutional networking &
support, enhancing institutional capacities and extending out-reach.