Exploring the Role of NGOs’ Health Programs in Promoting Sustainable Development in Pakistan

Septi Ariadi, Muhammad Saud, Asia Ashfaq

Abstract

Sustainable Development is one of the key areas for researchers in the modern age. The present study was aligned with the contemporary debate on sustainable development goals set by the United Nations in 2015. This study aimed to explore the role of health programs in promoting sustainable development among NGOs’ working communities and to know the points of view of the families benefiting from community health institutes established by International NGOs. Quantitative design was chosen and a simple random sampling technique was used to draw the sample. A sample of 398 respondents was taken from three regions namely: Islamabad, Lahore & Mardan. The study found that NGOs are playing a vital role in providing health facilities to the communities which is benefiting and enriching Pakistani health sector in general and communities’ health in particular. NGOs’ community centers are helping to reduce infant mortality by providing adequate maternal-child health care services. NGOs have strengthened the communities in different regards through campaigns to raise awareness. The study indicated that patients of their respective regions showed a higher level of satisfaction from these programs and agreed that NGOs are instrumental in promoting sustainable development in those areas. The study also gives some recommendations.

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Ariadi S., Saud M. and Ashfaq A. (2017). Exploring the Role of NGOs’ Health Programs in Promoting Sustainable Development in Pakistan.In Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH, ISBN 978-989-758-338-4, pages 430-435. DOI: 10.5220/0007515404300435


in Bibtex Style

@conference{isoph17,
author={Septi Ariadi and Muhammad Saud and Asia Ashfaq},
title={Exploring the Role of NGOs’ Health Programs in Promoting Sustainable Development in Pakistan},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH,},
year={2017},
pages={430-435},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007515404300435},
isbn={978-989-758-338-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium of Public Health - Volume 1: ISOPH,
TI - Exploring the Role of NGOs’ Health Programs in Promoting Sustainable Development in Pakistan
SN - 978-989-758-338-4
AU - Ariadi S.
AU - Saud M.
AU - Ashfaq A.
PY - 2017
SP - 430
EP - 435
DO - 10.5220/0007515404300435