Landscape analysis for policy translation and commodity access in Pakistan 2017
Insights on barriers and facilitators to policy translation and commodity access in the public and private sector of the country
This report presents the findings of a landscape analysis on Pneumonia and Diarrhea among children of Pakistan, which have long been regarded as diseases of poverty, closely related to living conditions with poor hygiene and sanitation, malnutrition as well as limited access to other basic necessities. Hence there is a dire need to move beyond obvious medical concerns at micro level, to a more complex macro level strategy focusing on economic, social and political issues. The Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD) has ranked Pakistan as third highest with the score of 46 (UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, 2015).