28 April 2020
Pakistan has made good progress in the fight against malaria, with a 71% reduction in deaths between 2012 and 2018. Significant challenges remain in TB and HIV, however. While Pakistan is able to successfully treat patients diagnosed with TB, there are material weaknesses in identifying patients. The rising HIV infection rate (57% increase between 2010 and 2018) could result in greater prevalence in the general population if not addressed.
The District Health Information System (DHIS2) has now been rolled out across the country. Defaults on Government commitments are however impacting Global Fund programs, implementation arrangements need to be adapted to the devolved structure, and there are gaps in the design and effectiveness of procurement processes.