I hope you are fine. Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) is a global humanitarian organization working in various fields like; Provision of Maternal and Child Health services, Education Support Program,
Orphan Support Program, Supply of Safe Drinking Water, Provision of Interest Free Loans, Skill Development and Empowerment of Women, Construction of Houses for Earthquake / Flood Affected and Health Facilities in remote areas. For more info please visit HHRD website http://www.hhrd.org/
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) has planned to organize a national conference on “MDG 5 – Improving Maternal Health in Pakistan” in Islamabad on 25th and 26th of November, 2013. Unfortunately, Pakistan has one of the highest maternal mortality ratio in the region. In 1990 the Maternal Mortality ratio for Pakistan was 533/100,000 live births and
it should be brought down by three - fourth to the level of 134/100,000 by 2015. The recent statistics (2006- 2007 PDHS) show that MMR ranges between 250 per 100,000 live births in Urban areas and 750 in rural and far flung areas of the country. Looking at the current situation it seems a distant dream to achieve the MDG 5 by 2015. Considering the importance of the issue HHRD has taken the initiative to organize this conference. The conference intends to bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the academia to pool in their experiences to devise a way forward for improving maternal health in Pakistan.
To see details about the conference, please visit the conference website on the link below
If you are interested in submitting the conference paper, use the link provided below
A conference booklet and call for papers is also attached for your reference.
We would like to invite you to the conference which would be organized on 25th and 26th of November, 2013 in Margalla hotel, Islamabad.
Looking forward for your participation.
Dr. Muhammad Khalid FRSPH (UK), MPH (UK), MBBS (Pak)
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD)
P.O BOX #769 G-10 Markaz, Islamabad.