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

Wheat Policy Imperatives

Flood Funds and Telethon

Subsidy Gone Wrong

Targeting Subsidies

Digital Payment Systems Could Revolutionize Healthcare: Project Syndicate

Ehsaas Rehriban stalled

Privatization ordinance

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

Logic behind the langar

The Ehsaas strategy

More provinces?

The e-voting challenge

Corrupting health

The future of government

The fight for women’s health

Nurses: our silent heroes

The human capital agenda

The corruption imperative

Road to Anti-corruption

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

Tuberculosis Oped

Saving Women and Girls

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

The drug pricing policy

The healthcare universe

Brainstorming a better world

Ministries: a review

Privatisation imperatives

Polio at the centre

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?

Local imperatives

The 3G test

Health and research in Pakistan – Authors’ reply

Butchers galore

Policy is not a menu

Ministers and accountability

Mega misnomers

Great trepidations

DRA: a case for hope

How to achieve international action on falsified and substandard medicines

The new wings of development

Freedom under a shadow

The drug debacle – Part II

Pakistan’s deadly cocktail of substandard drugs

The drug debacle – Part I

Pakistan and polio

Devolving health (Part II)

Some misunderstood attributes

Devolving health – a way forward (Part I)

Drug regulation and beyond

Solutions from within

Pakistan prepares to abolish Ministry of Health.

Mandate to regulate

Priority actions for the non-communicable disease crisis

Health and the 18th Amendment

Doctors’ movement

The Challenges of Scaling up.

Non-communicable diseases: evidence-policy disconnect

Operation polio

Anti-corruption strategies

Risks and resilience

The vanishing ministry

The PDF premise

Dengue – fears & imperatives

The budget process

The flood and disaster observatory

Innovative flood-financing

Disaster governance

Child protection legislation

Poverty and pragmatism

Population denominator

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

Parliamentary Empirics

Sanitising the constitution

National Security Policy

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

Separation of powers

The taxonomy within FoDP

A poor man’s woes

The healthcare bill 2009

2010 — grand challenges

Beyond the NFC Award

Road to anti-corruption reform

The federation and provincial autonomy

Pakistan, Politics and Polio.

Amending the constitution

The way forward—post NRO

Public stewardship of mixed health systems.

Is it feasible to merge ministries?

Aid empirics

Freedom of information—oxygen of democracy

Is aid the answer?

Constitutional amendments

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

Anti-corruption reform

Devolution reform

Judicialisation of rights

The IDP-governance link

Budget 2009-10 and the health sector

Equity, social justice and the social sector

The forthcoming budget and the public-private mantra

Institutionalizing Accountability?

A Marshall Plan?

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

Governance Empirics

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?

Disease Diplomacy

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.