World Health Day 2010

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World Health Day celebrated at various hospitals in Karachi, Pakistan by the collaboration of W. Woodward Pak (Pvt) Ltd & World Health Organization to support "Urbanization and healthy living".

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World Health Day 2010

  1. 1. World Health Day April,7-11,2010 Dr. Fizza Rahman Product & Training Manager W.Woodward Pak (Pvt) Ltd
  2. 2. C o l l a b o r a t i o n
  3. 3. Theme For World Health Day 2010
  4. 4. <ul><li>Urbanization is a challenge for public health in relation to water, environment, violence and diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually all population growth over the next 30 years will be in urban areas. </li></ul>Urbanization: What is it all about?
  5. 5. Urbanization: What is it all about? <ul><li>The major determinants of health in urban settings are beyond the health sector, including physical infrastructure, access to social and health services, local government and the distribution of income and educational opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>The urban poor suffer disproportionately from a wide range of diseases and other health problems and include an increased risk for violence, chronic disease and for some communicable diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The campaign <ul><li>With the campaign events are organised worldwide during the week of 7-11 April 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>1000 cities ; To open up public spaces to health whether it be activities in parks, town hall meetings, clean-up campaigns, or closing off portions of streets to motorized vehicles. </li></ul><ul><li>1000 lives ; To collect 1000 stories of urban health champions who have taken action and had a significant impact on health in their cities. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Situational Analysis Of Urbanization
  8. 8. Situational Analysis of Urbanization in Pakistan <ul><li>Over the next 25 years, the urban population in Pakistan is likely to increase by 140% </li></ul><ul><li>In 2030, the urban population in Pakistan will constitute 50% of the total population of Pakistan. </li></ul><ul><li>A natural by-product of urbanization will be the emergence of a middle class of over a 100 million individuals, who will not only create a skilled workforce that can become the engine of growth and source of innovation. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Health Profile Of Pakistan <ul><li>Infant mortality rate is 77 per 1000 live births. </li></ul><ul><li>Under-5 Mortality Rate is 103 per 1000 children. </li></ul><ul><li>Maternal mortality rate is 350 per 100,000 live births. </li></ul><ul><li>25% of babies are born with low birth weight. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 35% of children Under-5 are short for their age. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 10% are underweight for their height. </li></ul><ul><li>Half are anemic. </li></ul><ul><li>The major cause of mortality is; </li></ul><ul><li>Malnutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Acute Respiratory Illness </li></ul><ul><li>Diarrhea </li></ul>
  10. 10. U rban C hallenges
  11. 11. U rban C hallenges <ul><li>Streets are littered with waste </li></ul>
  12. 12. U rban Challenges <ul><li>Drains are overflowing withsewage </li></ul>
  13. 13. U rban Challenges <ul><li>Low-lying communities are inundated after rainfall. </li></ul>
  14. 14. U rban Challenges <ul><li>Traffic condition is unobiquitous </li></ul>
  15. 15. U rban Challenges <ul><li>The violent crime in urban centres is on the rise. </li></ul>
  16. 16. U rban Challenges <ul><li>The State either has divested from, or is no longer able to offer reliable mass transit, good quality and affordable primary education and healthcare. </li></ul>
  17. 17. U rban Challenges <ul><li>The private sector is performing a great deal of work in cover for the govt BUT at the cost of social justice and equity . </li></ul>
  18. 18. U rban Challenges <ul><li>Poor economic growth. </li></ul>
  19. 19. U rban Challenges; <ul><li>Low rate of employment for youth </li></ul>
  20. 20. U rban Challenges <ul><li>Lack Of Entrepreneurship </li></ul>
  21. 21. U rban Challenges <ul><li>Inadequate housing, over crowding, lack of affordable land & adhoc treatment of informal settlements within urban Pakistan. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Solution For Urban Challenges In Pakistan Vision 2030
  23. 23. Urban Pakistan; Vision 2030 <ul><li>Encourage RECYCLING. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Urban Pakistan; Vision 2030 <ul><li>Urbanization requires that we should recognize that the cities would be the primary engines of growth, development and innovation in Pakistan. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Urban Pakistan; Vision 2030 <ul><li>Vision 2030 urbanization should aim for creating urban centres in Pakistan that could compete globally in the future with other knowledge economics. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Urban Pakistan; Vision 2030 <ul><li>A civilized nation doesn’t need to throw its litter away on the streets. </li></ul><ul><li>The picture is self-explantory. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Solution for Urban Health Challenges <ul><li>Adequate planning & measurements of safety for people should come first at all levels. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Solution for Urban Health Challenges <ul><li>Exercise regularly. </li></ul><ul><li>Say NO to the use of Tobacco, paan, chhaliya. </li></ul><ul><li>Be environment-friendly. </li></ul><ul><li>Go GREEN ! </li></ul>
  29. 29. Solution for Urban Health Challenges <ul><li>Proper sanitation facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Pure drinking water </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate housing facilities. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Solution for Urban Health Challenges <ul><li>The solutions do not mean simply over-powering oneself with lots of money, only the COMMITMENT LEVEL to rise above and do some quality work would do the wonders, we’ve been waiting for the past 62 years !! </li></ul>
  31. 31. What are we doing at the Health Day ?
  32. 32. Endorsing public awareness
  33. 36. References <ul><li>The references for this presentation have been taken from; </li></ul><ul><li>www.1000cities.who. int </li></ul><ul><li>Urbanization Challenges In Pakistan By Murtaza Haider ; School Of Urban Planning, Department Of Civil Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec & National Institute Of Urban Infrastructure and Planning, Peshawar, Pakistan </li></ul>
  34. 37. “ Be the change you want to see in this world “ <ul><li>- Mahatma Gandhi </li></ul><ul><li>Your feedback is welcome; </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  35. 38. THANK YOU Long live Karachi, Long live Pakistan !

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