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[Comment] Reform of primary health care in Pakistan

With a neonatal mortality rate exceeding 45 per 1000 livebirths, a UNICEF report ranked Pakistan as the riskiest place to be born on earth.1 Although the recent Demographic and Health Survey indicates that the situation has improved, the neonatal mortality rate in Pakistan is among the highest in the world.2 Other health indicators, particularly those pertaining to maternal and child health and nutrition, are worse than other countries in the region with comparable or lower socioeconomic indicators.

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