Videos: Fueling Prosperity in Northern Pakistan

October 2018 – While not all health improvements in the remote, rural areas of northern Pakistan can be ascribed to the AKDN alone, it is clear that the Network has had a significant impact in the region.  In areas where it works, access to safe water rose from 5% of the population in 1986 to 72% in 2014. Likewise, infant mortality dropped from 158 per 1,000 live births in 1986 to 20 per 1,000 in 2014. The number of deliveries assisted by skilled attendants rose from 13% to 86%. Today, over 60 Aga Khan health centres are reaching more than 750,000 people in this area, responding to increasing concerns around high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer, and other non-communicable diseases.

An in-depth look at the Aga Khan Rural Support Program’s Micro-Hydel Projects in Pakistan.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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