Inadequate Maternity Care Infrastructure at BHUs

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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Lax Security, Inadequate Facilities at Girls Middle Schools

Lax Security, Inadequate Facilities at Girls Middle Schools

A Survey of 106 Girls Middle Schools in Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Almost three fourths (72%) of the Girls’ Middle Schools in the country do not have any security arrangements, according to FAFEN Education Institution Monitor, which is based on the monitoring of 106 Girls Middle Schools across Pakistan during October 2010. FAFEN Governance monitors visited 106…

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20% Teaching Posts Vacant in Girls Colleges Across Pakistan

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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Nationwide Wide Regional Disparities in Rural Healthcare Centers

Nationwide Wide Regional Disparities in Rural Healthcare Centers

A Report Based on Monitoring of 83 Rural Health Centers across Pakistan in September 2010 Rural Health Centers (RHCs) provide primary healthcare facilities to rural areas. FAFEN’s study observes wide regional disparities in terms of infrastructure and provision of basic equipment and necessary facilities in the monitored RHCs nationwide. While Punjab’s RHCs were observed to be…

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Food Prices Up by 8% in September

ISLAMABAD, September 29, 2010: Consumers across the country had to face an extraordinary hike in the prices of consumer commodities in the month of September, as the prices of 46 consumer items and services (out of 69 commodities monitored by FAFEN) increased by an average of 7%when compared with August.

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BHUs under-staffed, ill-equipped to deal with emergencies

BHUs under-staffed, ill-equipped to deal with emergencies

ISLAMABAD, September 21, 2010: Patients with emergency conditions do not have access to adequate medical care at the Basic Health Units (BHUs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan and Sindh, as most of these building blocks of the country’s healthcare system lack life-saving equipment such as oxygen tents and many of them are under-staffed, reports FAFEN’s Health Institution Monitor for the month of September 2010, released here Tuesday.

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Murder Cases Up 8% in June

Murder Cases Up 8% in June

Murder cases went up 8% with 1,085 being reported in 85 districts in June as compared with May figures of 996 covering 80 districts. Peshawar (54) and Faisalabad (49) were the highest murder reporting districts. FAFEN observers visited 97 offices of District Police Officers (DPOs) to gather information on First Information Reports (FIRs) registered for…

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