Heartfile, WHO and Ministry of Health host event calling for elimination of trans-fatty acids from Pakistan diet

  Islamabad, 11th July, 2019: Heartfile, WHO Pakistan and the Nutrition Wing of the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination (MoNHSRC) co-hosted a dissemination event in Serena Hotel in Islamabad on 11th July 2019, to present findings from research on trans-fatty acids (TFAs) in Pakistan to key government and non-government stakeholders with a […]


Universal Health Coverage: a dream to be achieved

Human beings are concerned about their health and want to remain healthy. This desire to remain healthy is more pronounced when any disease or sickness afflicts someone. In today’s world health care is complex, costly and inaccessible. Accordingly, there is a requirement that healthcare should be affordable, accessible and of good quality. Health is a […]


Memorial of 8th October

  I can still remember those horrible Draconian moments which engulfed thousands of my people on this day. It still leaves me trembling when the 8th Oct recalls me back to hair-raising Earthquake smashing into Pakistan in 2005. My heart beats aloud; Oh my God, it was all scary! Many called it God’s fury; some […]


Pakistan’s drug deaths

The deaths of over 125 people in Lahore from contaminated drugs are a stark illustration of the inherent institutional and policy weaknesses in our health systems. Our articles and statements in the media and in other academic journals on this issue can be accessed below:       


18th constitutional amendment and health

In April 2010, the Pakistan National Assembly passed the 18th Constitutional Amendment which abolished the health ministry and devolved its portfolio to the provinces. Our articles and statements in the media and in other academic journals on this issue can be accessed below.           


Polio update

Despite massive investment and high level political commitment, Pakistan still risks being the last remaining reservoir of polio virus transmission in the world. Our articles and statements in the media and in other academic journals on this issue can be read below: