June 11, 2009: The third consultation on the draft ‘Institutional Integration of Population and Health in Pakistan’ and was held at Serena Hotel, Islamabad.
Context: this had Federal Secretary Health in the chair .The MoPW was represented by DG Population. Other participants included coordinators of the LHW program and Health Policy Unit, and representative of development and donor agencies.
Dr. Sania Nishtar introduced the Heartfile study highlighting the history of attempts for integration of the two ministries and the reasons for their failure. The floor was then opened for comments, leading to many recommendations.