The Islamic Republic of Pakistan has a population of about 176.7 million (World Bank, 2011) . Pakistan comprises a total land mass of 796,096 square kilometres. Pakistan is divided into four provinces: Baluchistan province is in the southwest, Punjab and Sindh provinces are plains with the world’s largest irrigation system and North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) is located in the northwest.
Key MNH Indicators
Maternal Mortality Ratio: 260/100,000 live births (2011) (WHO, 2013)
% Skilled Birth Attendance: 52%% (NIPS, 2013)
% Contraceptive Prevalence Rate: 35.0 (NIPS, 2013)
Adolescent Birth Rate: 16 (2005-2010)(WHO, 2013)
Ante-Natal Care (at least one visit): 73% (2005-2012)(NIPS, 2013)
WHO statistics, 2013 http://apps.who.int/gho/data/kenya: Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2010. WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2012 (http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2012/9789241503631_eng.pdf).
National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS) (2013) [Pakistan] Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey, Preliminary Report2012-2013