Pakistani medical professionals home and abroad, are keen to develop and be part of universal health care provision so that we catch up with the rest of the nations in the region and in the world to reduce the suffering that lack of health care brings to millions of our compatriots. This is an enormous undertaking, but also a collective responsibility. Although we have a long way to go, there are elements of hope and optimism.
This special issue of the Annals is based on a seminar that was held in the King Edward Medical University, on December 20th, 2018. I am pleased to report that all the speakers have formulated their thoughts in the form of detailed, well thought out and referenced articles. Some of the data is new as are some of the initiatives described, breaking new ground. The PowerPoint presentations and the video recordings are available on the KEMU website1,2.
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