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Govt introducing number of initiatives under ‘Ehsaas’ program: Dr. Sania
August 20, 2019

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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar says the government is introducing a number of initiatives under the "Ehsaas" program aimed at promoting gender mainstreaming and empowering women.

Addressing a launching ceremony of the first women in global health chapter in South Asia, in Islamabad on Tuesday, she said the government is committed to the welfare of women through ensuring provision of high quality health and education facilities to them for their socio economic development.

She emphasized the need for introducing gender sensitive workplace policies for attracting and retaining female health workforce in the labor market.

She said this is critical for achieving the government's commitment of universal health coverage.

 

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