A Prescription for a Secure Pakistan: Why Health is Vital for National Security and Economic Development
This event will address Pakistan’s health challenges, with emphasis on maternal and child health and nutrition, and highlight the implications for stability and economic growth. It will also discuss the Pakistani government’s responses and U.S. government assistance programs for Pakistan’s health sector.
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Pakistan faces many health challenges, including high infant mortality rates. Pakistan’s population growth and birth rates—the highest in South Asia—complicate efforts to provide quality and accessible health care to its citizenry. This event will address Pakistan’s health challenges, with an emphasis on maternal and child health and nutrition, and highlight the implications for stability and economic growth. The panel will also discuss the Pakistani government’s responses and U.S. government assistance programs for Pakistan’s health sector.
Demographer in Residence, The Stimson Center
Saira Afzal Tarrar
The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region. Read more
Maternal Health Initiative
Life and health are the most basic human rights, yet disparities between and within countries continue to grow. No single solution or institution can address the variety of health concerns the world faces. By leveraging, building on, and coordinating the Wilson Center’s strong regional and cross-cutting programming, the Maternal Health Initiative (MHI) promotes dialogue and understanding among practitioners, scholars, community leaders, and policymakers. Read more
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) explores the connections between environmental change, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy. Read more
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