S. Akbar Zaidi

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To state that there are vested interests in health planning is to state the obvious. One can identify numerous actors ranging from international agencies, government officials, pharmaceutical companies, health personnel and community and citizen's groups which would like to stake a claim on the direction and nature of planning and implementing health(More)
There is indisputable evidence that health indices for women are far worse than those for men, yet women have limited access to health resources. Numerous reasons have been cited for the poor health of women, and include legal constraints to owning property, the lack of participation in the planning process, preferential treatment for boys, and social(More)
Complying with the prescriptions of the directly observed therapy (DOT), one of the components of the Global Tuberculosis Programme of the WHO, is problematic for many patients. The factors leading to patient (non-) compliance with DOT are placed in a structural equation model. The study is based on a survey carried out in one general hospital in the Punjab(More)
In underdeveloped countries, more than 70% of the population suffers from infectious and communicable diseases. These diseases are transmitted with the help of poor water, sanitation, housing, etc. Further, education and nutrition also affect the vulnerability of the individual. All these factors responsible for disease, are themselves dependent on(More)
A survey of medical students was held in order to determine the reasons why they were not willing to set up practice in rural areas after graduation. The reasons they gave were quite typical: lack of facilities, lack of opportunities for themselves and their family, poor income, etc. We also discovered that not many were acquainted with rural health(More)
— Due to recent substantial development in the field of wireless communication, there is a need to maximize spectral efficiency so that the extensive increase in traffic can be accommodated efficiently. Smart antenna system is a major source to maximize spectral efficiency and capacity of the wireless networks. It consists of an adaptive antenna array that(More)
The type of medical education of a country is closely linked with its system of health care. Any health care system, with its own peculiarities, requires a certain type of doctor who can function effectively in the given environment. The same is the case with underdeveloped capitalist countries, such as Pakistan, where a skewed, elitist, curative model of(More)
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