Health

The provincial government has started vaccinating infants at birth, knocking down infection rates.

The nationwide campaign, supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross, will run until the end of the year.

Residents of rural areas can now be connected with specialist doctors in urban hospitals via the internet.

The unit is the first of its kind in the province and is run by Rescue 1122, officials told Pakistan Forward.

The government refused to renew a No Objection Certificate (NOC) required for Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to continue working in the tribal areas.

Doctors say better working conditions, salaries and improved law and order in Pakistan are the main reasons they quit their jobs abroad.

On-going military operations and the diligence of vaccination teams have resulted in no new polio cases in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) since July 27, 2016.

The KP government plans to enact a law to curb the use of 'ice', a potent form of methamphetamine.

Militancy is the biggest obstacle to health care in Afghanistan and to Pakistan's efforts to help Afghan HIV/AIDS patients.

Contraception is the best way to ensure families are prosperous and the country progresses, development specialists and religious scholars say.