Report and Recommendations appointed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on the reforms of the media sector January-June, 2013,Launched
A launching event of the printed version of “Report and Recommendations appointed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on the reforms of the media sector January-June, 2013” took place at a local hotel in Lahore. The launch was honoured by Former Minister of Information, Broadcasting, and Senator Javed Jabbar and notable dignitaries including I.A. Rehman Director Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Dr. Mughees Ud Din Sheikh Dean Media and Communication University of Central Punjab, Dr. Nosheena Saleem Director Institute of Mass Communication Studies PU, Yasmeen Aftab Professor BNU, Salman Abid Regional Head SPO, and Sidra Saeed Programme Coordinator FES. The event was attended by university students, representatives from SAP-PK, Aurat foundation and other prominent organizations, lawyers, MPAs, and journalist community.
Waseela-e-Sehat should focus on maternal, new born health: SPO Study Maternal & Newborn Health (MNH) should be treated as a Basic Right through Legal Protection; SPO Research Recommends
About eighty prominent Parliamentarians and senators from different political parties and parts of the country, civil society members, researchers and academia attended a Federal level Round-table convened by SPO (Strengthening Participatory Organization) to sensitize participants on the gaps and limitations of existing Social Safety Nets (SSNs) in Pakistan, for improving health in general, and Mother and Neonatal Health (MNH) in particular for the most marginalized women.
SPO Chief of Program Zafar Zeeshan welcomed the participants and shared the objectives of the consultation; he said the main objective of this research was to compare unconditional and conditional cash transfer programmes with focus on MNCH. NCCTs with the aim to financially empower women, in actual practice do not have the desired impact on enhancing women’s access to healthcare for a number of reasons. He added that the purpose of this discussion is to share the findings of the research. He said, Pakistan has a high Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of 276 per 100000 live births. Risk of death is one per every 89 women compared to one per 8000 in the developed world.
To strengthen and support community organizations and public interest institutions of Pakistan for the benefit of poor and disadvantaged sections of society for sustainable development through a participatory approach.
A democratic, socially just and tolerant society guided by participatory principles, which realizes the full potential of its people and their aspirations for sustainable and self reliant development.