BHUs Lack Trained Staff for Disease Control Programs

BHUs Lack Trained Staff for Disease Control Programs

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2012: Half of the monitored Basic Health Units (BHUs) did not have specially trained staff to treat tuberculosis (TB) patients while around one-third lacked staff to run the Control of Diarrheal Disease (CDD) and Malaria Control Programs (MCP), says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released here on Tuesday.

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FAFEN Violence Monitor: Political violence up in April- June, 2012

A report based on media monitoring of incidents of political and electoral violence in Pakistan. During the second quarter of 2012 (April-June), as many as 709 incidents of political violence were reported across the country – a 37% increase as compared with the January-March quarter. Sindh reported the most incidents (280) with Balochistan (172), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (121), Punjab (68), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (61), Gilgit/Baltistan (4) and Islamabad Capital Territory (3) following.

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Secondary Schools Lack Basic Facilities

Secondary Schools Lack Basic Facilities

Low government oversight of monitored school FAFEN Education Institution Monitor: A report based on monitoring of 118 government boys’ secondary schools in 74 districts The government boys’ secondary schools monitored in September lacked basic facilities like libraries, playgrounds, physical training instructors, staffrooms and apparatus for science experiments. FAFEN monitors collected data from 118 secondary schools in 73 districts. They…

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Disease Burden Down in August

A report based on monitoring of 92 health offices in as many districts across Pakistan in August ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2012: Disease burden in August decreased on average by 3% in each district – 2,435,833 cases reported across 92 districts compared with the preceding month’s figures of 2,470,345 in 90 districts says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN)…

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