Asmat Ullah Malik

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BACKGROUND Many low and middle income countries lack the human resources needed to deliver essential health interventions. A health care system with a limited number of nurses cannot function effectively. Although the recommended nurse to doctor ratio is 4:1, the ratio in Pakistan is reversed, with 2.7 doctors to one nurse. METHODS A qualitative study(More)
BACKGROUND The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 resulted in a transition from centrally planned socialist systems to largely free-market systems for post-Soviet states. The health systems of Central Asian Post-Soviet (CAPS) countries (Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) have undergone a profound revolution. External(More)
BACKGROUND Using measles and tuberculosis as case examples, with a systems thinking approach, this study examines the human advice-seeking behavior of primary health care (PHC) physicians in a rural district of Pakistan. This study analyzes the degree to which the existing PHC system supports their access to human advice, and explores in what ways this(More)
www.thelancet.com Vol 379 February 4, 2012 409 more costly, triple therapy regimen in a low-resource environment. We agree with both of these points and said as much in our report. The purchase price of the three regimens varied widely between the seven study sites, with a range of US$12–120 for 14day triple therapy, $7–56 for 10-day sequential therapy, and(More)
In 2005, the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Mongolia initiated the process of developing its Health Sector Strategic Master Plan (HSSMP), using a wide-ranging consultative process, driven by the MoH, and requiring participation from all levels of health facilities, other ministries, donor agencies and NGOs. Among other objectives, the MoH sought to coordinate(More)
Systems thinking is not a new concept to health system strengthening; however, one question remains unanswered: How policy-makers, system designers and consultants with a system thinking philosophy should act (have acted) as potential change agents in actually gaining opportunities to introduce systems thinking? Development of Comprehensive Multi-Year Plans(More)
To promote the value of farm manure through investigating its effect on soil health using statistical methods. Two tillage systems (Conventional tillage-CT, plowing by tine cultivator; Deep tillage-DT, plowing by chisel) under three farm manure application levels (No farm manure, 20 and 40 Mg ha−1). The experiment was carried out in randomized complete(More)
Despite being ranked 3rd among the countries having highest burden of stillbirths, it remains a neglected priority in Pakistan. We review the evidence regarding social and biomedical understanding of stillbirths by both communities and healthcare providers. The terminology used to define stillbirth worldwide remains inconsistent. Not only do the health(More)