World Contraception Day observed at DUHS.

KARACHI -- Experts at a seminar on World Contraception Day held at Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) said the rapidly growing population in Pakistan is extremely harmful to both mother and baby. This is adversely affecting the economy of the country. Pakistan tops the list of those countries where maternal and infant mortality occur the most during childbirth and delivery. The seminar was jointly arranged by National Committee for Maternal and Neonatal Health and Path Finder International in collaboration with DUHS at Arag Auditorium Campus. Experts say a gap of at least three years between the births of children is essential.

Doing this, we will not only be able to control the growing population, as well as help to reduce the health and mortality rates of mothers and babies. The seminar was attended by Principal Dow Medical College Prof Amjad Siraj Memon, Vice Principal Prof Sumaila Khalid, Head professor of Gynae ward at Dr Ruth Pfao Civil Hospital Prof. Nusrat Shah, Dr Tabina Sarosh from Path Finder, Head doctor of New Step at NCMNH Dr Maryam Waqas, Dr Sadia Paul, Dr Azra Ahsan, Ms...

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