Pakistan to seek more global aid in health sector: sources

Pakistan has decided to approach global institutions for further assistance in plugging health sector shortcomings, sources said on Wednesday.

According to details, Pakistan has decided to approach UNICEF, World Health
Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to seek
assistance in the health sector.

Sources said that the country will appeal the global institutions to supply
medicines and medical equipment used during pregnancy and maternity.

The country will also seek medicines and vaccines for various diseases,
including typhoid, malaria, diarrhea, and cholera, sources added.

Sources further claimed that the global organisations will be urged to
provide water purification tablets, medical equipment and nutritional
sachets. “The country will also request for supply of antibiotics and
multivitamins,” they added.

It is pertinent to mention here that the global organisations were supplying
medicines and medical equipment to Pakistan.

Earlier in September, it was reported that Pakistan would reach out to
global lenders including International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB),
Asian Development Bank (ADB) and others for monetary assistance to deal with
devastating floods in the country.

According to sources privy to the matter, the global lenders would be
conveyed a joint report of NDMA, finance and planning and development
ministries over losses during the floods.


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