Inadequate Maternity Care Infrastructure at BHUs

ISLAMABAD, January 2, 2011: Basic Health Units (BHUs) across the country are significantly deficient in the provision of maternity services as a significant percentage of the BHUs monitored during November 2010 lacked essential infrastructure and supplies such as labor rooms and delivery kits that are critical to safe child births.

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Onion, Sugar, Potato Prices Decrease in December

ISLAMABAD, December 31, 2010: The prices of onion and sugar, which significantly increased during the past few months, considerably decreased in December, 2010. Nationwide, as many as 17 commodities including potato, onion, sugar, pulses and meat came down by an average of 7% during December as compared to their respective prices in November 2010, says FAFEN’s Retail Price Monitor released here Friday.

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More Resources Needed to Boost TB Control Efforts

More Resources Needed to Boost TB Control Efforts: FAFEN Health Institution Monitor [December 8, 2010] ISLAMABAD, December 8, 2010: More investments in basic facilities and equipment are essential to improve the services at the Tuberculosis Health Centers (TBHCs) across Pakistan that are relatively better staffed and adequately stocked with medicines

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20% teaching posts vacant in Girls Colleges across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2010: More than one fifth of the teaching posts at government-run colleges for women, monitored by Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) during September 2010, were vacant across the country, according to FAFEN Education Institution Monitor released here Sunday.

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Prices Register 8% Decrease in October

ISLAMABAD, November 24, 2010: Prices of important food and consumer items decreased in the month of October as compared to September 2010. The prices of 22 consumer commodities including onion, rice, milk, apple, gram pulse and tomato, etc. decreased by varying degrees, according to FAFEN Retail Price Monitor released here Wednesday.

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Wide Regional Disparities in Rural Healthcare Centers Nationwide

ISLAMABAD, November 15, 2010: Wide regional disparities in infrastructure, basic equipment, services and facilities at Rural Health Centers (RHCs) across provinces necessitate prompt government action for allocation of equitable resources and enforcement of effective oversight mechanism to ensure improved access to healthcare to more than 60% of population residing in

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