Health in Pakistan is at a turning point: as the dust settles from recent elections, and a new era in state governance begins, The Lancet publishes a Series on Health Transitions in Pakistan. In this Series, we focus on four priorities for Pakistan’s health system in order to offer ideas for accelerating Pakistan’s development trajectory. First, the country's performance and future after the 18th amendment to the Constitution in which the federal Ministry of Health was abolished. Second, reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health. Third, non-communicable diseases and injuries. And fourth, recommendations for future health reforms.
Thanks to Pakistan's own vibrant professional, research and civil society communities, solutions are available to politicians and policy makers alike, solutions that could quickly and decisively make a difference to the health of Pakistan's population. More
This series gives considerable attention to Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health; the topic of DCP3 Volume 2 (expected publication: September 2014). Volume author and DCP3 Advisory Committee member Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, served as co-leader and author of the series.