Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Sehat Sahulat Program

Date : March 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Chair: Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar
Speaker : Faisal Rifaq, CEO at Sehat Sahulat Program, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Shabnam Sarfraz, Member Social Sector, Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiative, Government of Pakistan, Mahmood Khalid, Health Economist, PIDE, Sara Rizvi Jafree, Assistant Professor, Forman Christian College, Lahore

Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC), Government of Pakistan, in alliance with Provincial Governments initiated a healthcare intervention titled the Sehat Sahulat Program. The objective of this program is to lead a path towards Universal Health Coverage in Pakistan and to grant easier access and free-of-cost healthcare services to the poor. The program, implemented in 91 districts of the country, includes Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jamu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan, Islamabad Capital Territory, Newly Merged Districts of KP and District Tharparkar, Sindh. The program also claims to cover 9 million families. The program’s horizon is extended to include individuals with disability and transgender persons registered in NADRA and has special CNICs.