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International donors pledge to support in health sector: Jakhrani.

ISLAMABAD, May 29, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Minister for Health Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani on Friday said that international donors have pledged to provide assistance and technical support in health sector particularly to cater the immediate needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Addressing a press conference here after attending the 62nd session of the World Health Assembly (WHA WHA World Health Assembly
WHA World Hockey Association (merged with the National Hockey League in 1970s)
WHA Western Hemisphere Affairs (US Department of State)
WHA World Headache Alliance
) in Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva.
, the minister said the world community have been reminded regarding its responsibility to support Pakistan and provide humanitarian assistance. He said in the sideline meeting with Executive Director of the Global Fund a grant worth US$ 27 million was attained to fight against TB in Pakistan. He said the Pakistani delegation also secured the required support of 45 million Pounds in next three years from the British Government in maternal and newborn child health sector. He said during meeting with GAVA GAVA Ghana Association of Visual Artists
GAVA Golden Gate Area Vexillological Association
, it agreed to release its support to strengthen the immunization immunization: see immunity; vaccination.  activities in Pakistan with the support of 120 million US Dollars, which will go upto 56 million dollars in coming years. He said WHO agreed to provide all assistance in the area of human resource health to address the appropriate planning in terms of training needs, supply and need projections, proper mix, career structure, staffing and quality issues etc. Jakhrani said on its participation in the UNAIDs meeting, all the delegates from other countries appreciated the efforts of Pakistan in prevention and control of HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome . He added a Task Force was formed under the leadership of Pakistan with the mandate to engage the partner countries in dialogue and report back on progress. The German funded National Blood Transfusion blood transfusion, transfer of blood from one person to another, or from one animal to another of the same species. Transfusions are performed to replace a substantial loss of blood and as supportive treatment in certain diseases and blood disorders.  Service project in Pakistan also came under discussion where Pakistani delegation was assured all the assistance required in the area of safe blood transfusion. He said in the meetings with Health Action in Crisis Department of WHO and European Commission, Pakistani delegation figured out the needs for the IDPs and terrorism related injuries. He added both the partners assured their full support to undertake this humanitarian issue in Pakistan. He said during visit the world community was informed that Pakistan is fighting against the extremism and militancy and due to on-going operation against terrorists more than two million people are living in relief camps. He said WHA was asked to take notice of humanitarian disaster, which is being further aggravated by the increasing incidence of terrorism related injuries. He said during meeting with Director General WHO the delegation especially emphasized on the situations of IDPs and demanded the persistent support of WHO to look after the humanitarian assistance for the effected people. He added Director General, WHO, assured all out support for Pakistan to meet the challenges by the country in the health sector. Pakistani delegation headed by Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani attended the 62nd Session of WHA, Commonwealth Ministerial and Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Meetings of the Health Ministers. World Health Assembly (WHA) is the worlds highest health policy setting body and is composed of health ministers from 193 member states. Impact of the economic and financial crisis on global health was the theme of the 62nd session of WHA. Outbreak of H1N1 Influenza Virus influenza virus
n.
Any of three viruses of the genus Influenzavirus designated type A, type B, and type C, that cause influenza and influenzalike infections.
 was another main concern of all the member states during the WHA session. In addition, the main agenda items of the WHA included Implementation of International Health Regulations 2005, Blindness and Visual impairment, Primary Health Care, social Determinants of Health Social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions under which people live which determine their health. Virtually all major diseases are primarily determined by specific exposures to these conditions. , Health related Millennium Development Goals “MDG” redirects here. For other uses, see MDG (disambiguation).

The Millennium Development Goals are eight goals that 192 United Nations member states have agreed to try to achieve by the year 2015.
, Climate Change and Health, Intellectual Property, Polio Eradication, HIV/AIDs, Health System Strengthening, Maternal and Newborn Child Health (MNCH), Health Technologies and Multilingualism.

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