Health education in primary schools in Pakistan: Perils and promises

Sadia Muzaffar Bhutta

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The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a South Asian country that covers an area of 796,096 square kilometers. The country is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east, China in the north, and the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south. This federal parliamentary republic is the sixth most populous country in the world, with an estimated population of 176 million inhabitants (UNICEF, 2009). Pakistan is an ethnically and linguistically diverse country. An overwhelming majority of the population (above 95%) is Muslim. They reside with religious minorities that include Christians, Hindus, and Sikhs. Multiple languages are spoken along with the official language, English, and the national language, Urdu.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Education in Context
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Perspective on Health Education in Schools and Local Communities
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789460918766
ISBN (Print)9460918751, 9789460918759
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


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