The Sehat Sahulat Programme, a flagship health programme, covers 69% of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa population, long deprived of health care by militant groups.

A new emergency obstetric care facility established in August at a hospital in Bajaur District has raised hopes of tackling infant mortality, which occurs at a troubling rate.

More than 400,000 health workers will vaccinate an estimated 6 million residents of all provinces, official says.

Doctors at Peshawar's Lady Reading Hospital stand at the forefront of treating patients injured by terrorism and war-related violence.

Vaccination teams from both countries meet at transit points at the Torkham, Kharlachi, Ghulam Khan and Chaman border crossings and share data about child vaccination and registration.

Easing access for Afghan patients traveling across the border for treatment has allowed them to arrive for appointments on time and receive much needed health care.

The campaign aims to raise awareness about the dangers of visiting illegal clinics and doctors who work outside their qualifications or expertise.

The newly established Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority has shuttered and fined offenders in raids across the city, officials say.

Improved security has allowed health teams to administer vaccines and work towards stamping out the virus throughout Pakistan.

Doctors began providing free treatment in January to combat the spread of the deadly disease.