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RESEARCH INITIATIVES

Research Initiatives


Count Down to 2030- with Centre for Global Health University of Manitoba and Sick Kids Hospital Toronto

Children of Pakistan Study


Pakistan is the world’s 6th most populous country with some of the the world’s worst MCH indicators

Evidence for Better Lives


How children can be best supported to acquire the social, moral and emotional skills and knowledge that underpin happy and productive lives.

Countdown 2030

The Countdown 2030 global initiative focuses on strengthening country evidence and analytical capacity through working with country analysts from public health institutions, research institutions and ministers of health. Pakistan is one of the 15 countries where a partnership has been forged.  Health Services Academy is leading the work at country level in collaboration with the MoNHSR&C, the University of Manitoba and Sick Kids hospital Canada. The funding for this initiative has been received from US Fund for UNICEF under a generous two year grant from BMGF.

Count Down to 2030 Objectives

Count down to 2030 Annual Progress Review

Improve monitoring and measurement

Monitoring & Measurement

Focus on intervention coverage, inequality and quality

Intervention Coverage

Inform Universal Health Care benefit package & development of Investment Cases

Health Care Benefit

Link with RMNCAH+N framework development for Global Financing Facility

RMNCAH+N Framework

RMNCAH Result Framework for Pakistan

(National Vision 2016-2025)

Measurement, Monitoring, Research, Learning For RMNCAH+N

1

Develop a series of papers for

 Public Health Conference 2020

2

Country posters/case studies

3

Repository of RMNCAH+N

resources

4

Disseminate Best practices in

RMNCAH+N

Children of Pakistan Study

Pakistan is the world’s 6th most populous country with some of the the world’s worst MCH indicators

A longitudinal birth cohort

One child dies every minute

mainly from Neonatal conditions, Diarrhea and Acute Respiratory Infections (477,000 annual child deaths)

8000

women die annually from pregnancy-related causes

6.3 million annual births

48% of births at home, either unsupervised or by inadequately trained personnel

48% of births
at home

Chronic Malnutrition

45% stunted (chronic malnutrition) children under five

Fifth largest burden of TB

in the world, with annual >518,000 cases

Protein Deficiency

>25% LBW (protein deficiency) and 45% anemia in children

Under-Weight Mothers

34% under-weight mothers and 65% anemia in CBA women

Diabetic: 26% of adults Hypertensive: 46% of adults

24 million smokers
consuming
64 billion cigarettes annually

Mental health: Amongst the highest rates of maternal and child mental health conditions in the world*

Evidence for Better Lives Study

A Research Project led by University of Cambridge, UK, and Health Services Academy – lead University in Pakistan

GOALS

The goal is to understand how children can be best supported to acquire the social, moral and emotional skills and knowledge that underpin happy and productive lives.
The study will examine exposure to violence and other adverse experiences while also illuminating how families in different cultures strengthen and support their children.
In each site, the study will be accompanied by efforts to introduce and evaluate multi-sectoral prevention packages that can help young children to achieve their full developmental and learning potential

EBLS STAGES