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Health in the Middle East: Making healthcare systems more responsive to women in Pakistan

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7575.971 (Published 02 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:971
  1. Babar T Shaikh (babar.shaikh@aku.edu), senior instructor, health systems division1,
  2. Juanita Hatcher, associate professor2,
  3. David Haran, senior lecturer3
  1. 1 Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan
  2. 2 Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, PO Box 3500, Karachi 74800, Pakistan,
  3. 3 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L3 5QA

    EDITOR—Health seeking behaviour depends largely on the attributes of a healthcare system and not merely on people's choices or circumstances.1 Lack of proper nutrition for girls, early marriages, and multiparity have been some of the determinants of the unrelenting ill health of women in Pakistan.2 Insufficient primary care services, antenatal care, and intrapartum care, …

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