Achieving Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 in Pakistan

Authors

  • G Mahmud,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maternal and Child Health Centre, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
    2. Quaid-e-Azam Postgraduate Medical College, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
    3. Faculty of Medicine, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
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  • F Zaman,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
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  • S Jafarey,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ziauddin University, Karachi, Pakistan
    2. National Committee for Maternal and Neonatal Health, Karachi, Pakistan
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  • RL Khan,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore, Pakistan
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  • R Sohail,

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Lahore, Pakistan
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  • S Fatima

    1. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maternal and Child Health Centre, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan
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Dr S Fatima, H no 33 Army Officers Housing Colony, National Park Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Email spady_20@hotmail.com

Abstract

Please cite this paper as: Mahmud G, Zaman F, Jafarey S, Khan RL, Sohail R, Fatima S. Achieving Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 in Pakistan. BJOG 2011;118 (Supp. 2):69–77.

Pakistan is a signatory of many international development strategies including the Millennium Development Goals, and the government is committed to achieving a reduction in infant mortality rate from 72 to <55 per 1000 live births, the newborn mortality rate from 55 to <40 per 1000 live births and the maternal mortality rate from 276 per 100 000 to 140 per 100 000 live births by 2015. Maternal, newborn and child health play a key role in reducing poverty and promoting social and economic development. Improvement in maternal and child health is a priority agenda of the Government of Pakistan.

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