Oxford University Press today in a local hotel, launched one of it’s latest publications, Choked Pipes: Reforming Pakistan’s Mixed Health System written by Dr. Sania Nishtar, a book that gives an in-depth review on Pakistan’s health system and the challenges faced in the field. The author has drawn attention on a number of structural factors both within and outside the health care system and highlights the need to bring reforms to make this system work better.
Dr. Sania Nishtar is the founder and president of a health sector NGO (think tank), Heartfile which is the country’s most powerful health policy voice today. She is also a member of many expert working groups and task forces of WHO (World Health Organization). She has also been an advisor to the WHO on numerous occasions, has published over a hundred health journal articles and is the author of 4 other books. She is the recipient of many national and international awards and holds a fellowship of the royal College of Physicians of London and a Ph.D.