Educating the power: HIV/AIDS and parliamentarians of Pakistan

Mohammad A. Rai, Alefiyah Rajabali, Muhammad N. Khan, Mohammad A. Khan, Syed H. Ali

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Abstract

Increasing rates of HIV have been recorded amongst the Injection Drug User community from all parts of Pakistan. This has mobilized the health authorities into definitive action before there is a general spread of the epidemic into the Pakistani populace. Lacking any formal research as pertains to HIV policy development in Pakistan, international collaborating agencies, including the United Nations, are aiding in the formulation of a national policy to tackle HIV/AIDS. This article discusses the progress and importance of interventions being conducted amongst the Parliamentarians of Pakistan, relatively unchartered waters. The series of Seminars help to appraise the Parliamentarians of the ground situation as pertains to HIV in their constituencies, aiming to ultimately generate federal and provincial governmental policies, and a solid strategy to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS in Pakistan.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1478
Number of pages1
JournalHealth Research Policy and Systems
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 16 2009

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  • Health Policy

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