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  • Health and Nutrition

Health and Nutrition

Investment in health has a long term beneficial effect. It improves health outcomes, reduces poverty and contributes in promoting economic growth. At the backdrop of this perspective, the federal as well as provincial governments are spending sufficient amount on health and education to bring the social sector into main stream of development. The federal government recently initiated several programmes to meet the needs of health care and keep the people healthy, such as introduction of national health insurance scheme, notification of drug pricing policy 2015 and a continued strong focus on polio eradication across the country.

Progress in human development sometimes is taken as an evidence of poverty reduction. The economic perspective of health welfare suggests that investment for the wellbeing of people translate into the overall economic growth. Improvement in health sector investment may be seen through health care providers, health facilities and coverage of health care services.