Bringing Primary Healthcare To Your Doorsteps | Khaleej Times
The right to health is the economic, social, and cultural right to which all individuals are entitled. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the key towards achieving universal healthcare for all is to provide primary healthcare facilities across the region. Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world, but more than 50 per cent of the population does not have access to basic healthcare services. This means that more than 110 million families do not have the luxury to visit a healthcare facility, even in desperate times of need. Due to the lack of accessibility and affordability, 57 out of 1,000 newborns die at birth, and 186 out of 100,000 mothers die during childbirth. These numbers call for an immediate provision of preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services for all its citizens.