‘A health system in which out-of-pocket payments and market provision of services predominates as means of financing and providing services, respectively in an environment where publicly financed government health delivery coexists with privately financed market delivery.’
Tertiary Care Secondary Care Primary Health Care
Ambulatory Clinics Maternity Homes Private Dispensaries Diagnostic Facilities Private Hospitals Few large sophisticated private sector hospitals in major population centers. <10 private hospitals can be compared favourably with international hospital standards.
NGOs Charitable Organizations Trust-funded Organizations Pakistan’s largest and most effectively functioning ambulance network is owned and operated by a charitable trust – the Edhi Foundation. Family Planning Association of Pakistan – Rehnuma HIV/AIDS 74 large charitable hospitals with over 7000 beds
‘Although there have been some improvements in the health status of the Pakistani population over the last 62 years, key health indicators lag behind in relation to the international targets articulated in the Millennium Declaration and in comparison to averages for low income countries.’
Inadequate State Funding Burgeoning Unregulated Private Sector Lack of Transparency in Governance