Health in South Asia: BMJ’s Special Collection in association with Aga Khan University

Health in South Asia: BMJ's Special Collection in association with Aga Khan University​Source: Aga Khan University

Fertility rates in South Asia are the highest in Afghanistan followed by Pakistan. Since the last 14 years, Pakistan’s fertility rate has not decreased even by 1%. It was 4.1% in 2004 and 3.6% in 2014, says the BMJ coveted collection Health in South Asia.

The compilation, containing 12 articles, was launched at a ceremony in New Delhi. Over 60 researchers, from South Asia and outside, including experts from the Aga Khan University, have contributed to the collection, stressing what should be the regional health priorities and recommending actions to improve public health.

Professor Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Founding Director of AKU’s Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health and Co-Director of SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, Toronto and Dr Samiran Nundy, Dean of the Ganga Ram Institute for Postgraduate Medicine and Research (GRIPMER), India have steered this initiative.

Read more – Dated: Apr 12, 2017


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