Author: Prof. Dr. Asaad Javaid

Pakistan is one of the most populated countries nurturing more than 24 crores of people with inadequate economic resources. 30% population lives below the poverty line and the healthcare system offers extremely unequal services throughout the country. There is a desperate need to increase the health budget to improve its health delivery infrastructure. The government should prioritise constructing and upgrading healthcare facilities, particularly in rural and underserved urban areas to facilitate people to conveniently access the facility. Oral health is an integral part of general health and the existence of inequalities in oral health care can well be anticipated in…

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Poverty is universally recognised as a scourge because of its detrimental impact on societies. As per the World Bank, the poverty rate in Pakistan is reported at 39.3%, with 22% falling below the poverty line. Pakistan’s global ranking stands at 161 out of 192 countries. This indicates that a significant portion of the population struggles to fulfill basic necessities of food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, and education. All individuals who are unable to fulfill their basic needs due to poverty are eligible to receive charity. Those with resources should contribute generously through monetary donations, volunteering and demonstrating empathy towards those in…

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Oral health in Pakistan faces several challenges and these challenges are often entangled with several economic factors. Addressing these challenges requires a multifaceted approach, including increased investment in oral healthcare infrastructure, educational initiatives, and public health awareness campaigns. Efforts to alleviate poverty and improve general economic conditions can indirectly contribute to better oral health outcomes by enabling individuals to prioritize their general healthcare as oral health is its integral part. Pakistan is one of the highest populated countries and according to Bureau of Statistics’ report of year 2023, it caters more than 242 million individuals. Its population faces a high…

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Oral health in Pakistan faces several challenges and these challenges are often entangled with several economic factors. Addressing these challenges requires a multifaceted approach, including increased investment in oral healthcare infrastructure, educational initiatives, and public health awareness campaigns. Efforts to alleviate poverty and improve general economic conditions can indirectly contribute to better oral health outcomes by enabling individuals to prioritize their general healthcare as oral health is its integral part. Pakistan is one of the highest populated countries and according to Bureau of Statistics’ report of year 2023, it caters more than 242 million individuals. Its population faces a high…

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Investment is customarily defined as the “commitment of money to receive more money later” but its literary meaning gives a little broader intuition. It means “commitment of resources to achieve later benefits”. In oral health sector, investing in Oral Health Care and Oral Health Industry give two distinct perceptions as stakeholders for the two are unalike. Investors in the oral health care are individuals and the families who aim to improve their oral health whereas investors interested in oral health industry can be private equity firms, venture capitalists or institutional investors who contribute capital to businesses operating within the oral…

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Good oral health is mandatory for maintaining decent general health. Oral diseases like gum ailments and tooth decay not only cause agonizing pain but adversely affect one’s ability to chew. They also pose difficulty in pronouncing various words and thus speech is compromised. Bad breath is another big challenge faced by sufferers. It has been well-documented that the bacteria in gum disease can increase the risk of heart disease, clogged arteries, or stroke. Gum infections have also been linked to premature births and low-birth-weight babies in ladies undergoing pregnancy. Diabetes Mullites is a bidirectional endocrine disorder that enhances the likelihood…

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