Sindh health sector strategy 2012-2020

Sindh is lagging behind the rest of the country in health indicators, revealed an analysis carried out by the health department for the newly launched Sindh Health Sector Strategy (2012-2020). The health department had carried out an evidence-based situational analysis from September to November 2011 for the eight-year health plan announced. The report presents an overview of the current health situation and also points out the weak areas in the operational health system. According to the evidence-based report, detection of tuberculosis has reached 59 per cent in Sindh, while it was 70 per cent in the rest of the country. The prevalence of Hepatitis B and C remained a major concern while around 52 per cent of the total HIV cases have been reported from Sindh, particularly the urban areas.