Health Sector Scenarios in Pakistan: Policy Priorities and Challenges Ahead

  • Gaurav Kumar Jha
  • Sahana Roy Chowdhury


The need for an affordable and accessible and equitable health care of a given quality is one of the key ingredients for inclusive development for any country. The disease burden is unpredictable and uncertain and can also impact the vulnerable and the poor at the margin very catastrophically. Despite the challenges faced by the government in providing accessible health care to the people, there have been commendable achievements in the health sector in Pakistan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaurav Kumar Jha
    • 1
  • Sahana Roy Chowdhury
    • 2
  1. 1.Ministry of FinanceNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.International Management InstituteKolkataIndia

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