Sustaining Health Market Innovations In Pakistan

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Pakistanis spends 2.5 % of their public expenditure on health. Whilst the government aims to provide health for all in principle, resource constraints make this target difficult to achieve. As a result, a private sector facility is the primary means for seeking healthcare for nearly 75% of the individuals in the country. However, a large percentage of Pakistan’s population falls below the poverty line and cannot afford costly for-profit hospitals and clinics. Several not-for-profit organizations and charity operations have attempted to fill this gap by providing healthcare services for low-income groups. However, traditional models of charity or donation-based public health services face growing criticism. International donors increasingly perceive development-funding as investments for sustainable services rather than one-time donations.