Towards the dream of universal social protection: lessons from Pakistan’s Ehsaas
Health can contribute to peace in the Eastern Mediterranean Region—what should be done to make it happen?
Price of Electricity is the Price of misgovernance
Pakistan’s exploding population
What the budget should have been
The EU must step up its actions and leadership on global health
Who Suffers if Pakistan defaults
A crisis can be an opportunity
Digital Payment Systems Could Revolutionize Healthcare: Project Syndicate
April 30. Reversing Ehsaas Data analytics
March 1, 2022. Ehsaas Nashonuma scale-up
January 29, 2022. Ehsaas School Stipends
January 22, 2022. National socioeconomic registry
November 23, 2021. Ehsaas Rashan subsidy
June 9, 2021. Ending poverty, ensuring health.
June 21st, 2021 Putting Women at the Center of Asia’s Pandemic Recovery – Sania Nishtar and Bambang Susantono
June 9th, 2021 In Pakistan we are developing a Covid-19 legacy to end poverty and drive health for all
‘People are the currency of progress’: how Pakistan is battling stunting
How cash transfers prevent lockdown tragedies
June 3rd, 2020 World Economic Forum-COVID-19 and the pursuit of financial inclusion in Pakistan
May 5th, 2020 World Economic Forum -COVID-19: Using cash payments to protect the poor in Pakistan
The fight for women’s health
Nurses: our silent heroes
The corruption imperative
Nishtar S, Gluckman P, Armstrong T. Ending childhood obesity
Nishtar S. Delivering the WHO we need. BMJ, May 19, 2017
Nishtar S. Opinion: A new deal for health. Devex May 2, 2017.
Nishtar S. Open letter to WHO DG candidates
Ending childhood obesity: a time for action
Lancet response to letter on R&D
18th Amendment: five years on
Ending childhood obesity: a multidimensional challenge
Brainstorming a better world
Health in the post-2015 agenda: three considerations in moving forward
Can human resources for health in the context of non-communicable disease control be a lever for health system changes?
Health and research in Pakistan – Authors’ reply
Ministers and accountability
How to achieve international action on falsified and substandard medicines
The new wings of development
The drug debacle – Part II
Pakistan’s deadly cocktail of substandard drugs
The drug debacle – Part I
Devolving health (Part II)
Some misunderstood attributes
Devolving health – a way forward (Part I)
Drug regulation and beyond
Pakistan prepares to abolish Ministry of Health.
Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis
Health and the 18th Amendment
The Challenges of Scaling up.
Non-communicable diseases: evidence-policy disconnect
Dengue – fears & imperatives
The flood and disaster observatory
Child protection legislation
The budget’s ‘social footprint’
The problem with BISP health insurance
Politics of health reform – Part 3
Politics of health reform – Part 2
Viewpoint 78: Politics of health reform – Part 1
The penchant for provinces
Sanitising the constitution
National Health Policy 2010
Federal Bureau of statistics and the draft bill
Scaling up Financing for Health
Women through the governance lens
Choked Pipes — Reforming Pakistan’s Mixed Health System
Civil service reform revisited
Road to anti-corruption reform
The federation and provincial autonomy
Pakistan, Politics and Polio.
Amending the constitution
Public stewardship of mixed health systems.
Is it feasible to merge ministries?
Freedom of information—oxygen of democracy
Mixed Health Systems Syndrome.
Synergizing health and population in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Health Population Mantra.
Governance—through the sugar crisis lens
Venice Statement on global health initiatives and health systems.
Nuancing national security
Judicialisation of rights
Budget 2009-10 and the health sector
Equity, social justice and the social sector
The forthcoming budget and the public-private mantra
The White Paper and the question of aid effectiveness
The fight against spurious drugs
Restructuring and reforming NAB
The Global Financial downturn—imperatives for the health sector.
Financial crisis, social unrest and reform
Global crises—imperatives for a just social order
Scaling up research and learning for health systems: time to act.
A new war – against polio
NAB and related governance issues
Democracy and governance – upstream determinants
Independence Day – an ode to governance
National trade policy 2008-09 – the trade-health interface
Health Policy – chinks in the armor
Romancing health insurance
Budget – five points under the health lens
Pakistan’s Covert Cartels
Honing the 100-day agenda
Anti-corruption reform – strategic imperatives
The Social Sector – telling evidence
The new government’s option
Corruption: the need-greed equation
Integrating a new public health order
Time for a global partnership on Non-Communicable Diseases.
Does corruption lurk in the health sector of Pakistan?
Health and the budget 2007 – How healthy is our budget?
What is the role of the state in health?
Community health promotion – a step further.
Social Policy Reform – raison d etre
The WHO Director General election finale.
A new paradigm for regulating drugs and pharmaceuticals
Dengue and its likes – long term context
Opening the insurance market – the health perspective
Playing Social Protection with a new stack of cards!
Health in Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC)
Tools for treatment – Scope for using technology in reforming and improving the health sector is immense
Rahim Yar Khan health initiative – revisited
Playing health with a new stack of cards
Budget 2006-07 – an ode to health
The Health Budget 2006 – the policy context
The Public-private interface: more than – a driver of economic growth
Global Consortium on Community Health Promotion.
Social Health Insurance in NWFP – the steps ahead
Civil Service Reforms–the move from hype-to-hope
Avian Flu – the short and long term contexts
Pakistan Medical and Dental Council – strategic imperatives
Improving heart health in Europe.