Jun 26, 2012

Islamabad - Economic Survey: Communicable diseases still major cause of deaths.

ISLAMABAD, May 31: Communicable diseases still account for a major cause of death in Pakistan while health indicators have been slow to improve due to various external and natural factors.

According to the Economic Survey 2011-12, the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) highlighted that the seven killer communicable diseases – tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis (bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing), neonatal tetanus, measles and hepatitis B – affected a large number of poor population.

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