S Nishtar

Summary

Affiliation: Chak Shahzad
Country: Pakistan

Publications

  1. pmc Investigating socio-economic-demographic determinants of tobacco use in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    Ali Yawar Alam
    Community Health Sciences, Shifa College of Medicine, Pitrus Bukhari Road, Sector H 8 4, Islamabad, Pakistan
    BMC Public Health 8:50. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Health reform in Pakistan: a call to action
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Lancet 381:2291-7. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Pakistan's health system: performance and prospects after the 18th Constitutional Amendment
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Lancet 381:2193-206. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Integrated population-based surveillance of noncommunicable diseases: the Pakistan model
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Am J Prev Med 29:102-6. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint The statement of the global consortium on community health promotion
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Promot Educ 13:7-8, 53-4, 71-2. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Heartfile's contribution to health systems strengthening in Pakistan
    S Nishtar
    Heartfile and Pakistan s Health Policy Think Tank, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan
    East Mediterr Health J 12:S38-53. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint The Heartfile Lodhran CVD prevention project--end of project evaluation
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    Promot Educ 14:17-27. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Newspaper articles as a tool for cardiovascular prevention programs in a developing country
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan
    J Health Commun 9:355-69. 2004
  9. doi request reprint A global coordinating platform for noncommunicable diseases
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan
    J Health Commun 16:201-5. 2011
  10. pmc Process, rationale, and interventions of Pakistan's National Action Plan on Chronic Diseases
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, 1 Park Rd, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A14. 2006

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. pmc Investigating socio-economic-demographic determinants of tobacco use in Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    Ali Yawar Alam
    Community Health Sciences, Shifa College of Medicine, Pitrus Bukhari Road, Sector H 8 4, Islamabad, Pakistan
    BMC Public Health 8:50. 2008
    ..To investigate the socio-economic and demographic determinants of tobacco use in Rawalpindi, Pakistan...
  2. doi request reprint Health reform in Pakistan: a call to action
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Lancet 381:2291-7. 2013
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Pakistan's health system: performance and prospects after the 18th Constitutional Amendment
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Lancet 381:2193-206. 2013
    ..All other health responsibilities are a provincial mandate. With appropriate policy, institutional, and legislative action within and outside the health system, the existing challenges could be overcome. ..
  4. ncbi request reprint Integrated population-based surveillance of noncommunicable diseases: the Pakistan model
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Am J Prev Med 29:102-6. 2005
    ..This paper outlines the first activity in this sequential process, including its merits and limitations...
  5. ncbi request reprint The statement of the global consortium on community health promotion
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Promot Educ 13:7-8, 53-4, 71-2. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Heartfile's contribution to health systems strengthening in Pakistan
    S Nishtar
    Heartfile and Pakistan s Health Policy Think Tank, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan
    East Mediterr Health J 12:S38-53. 2006
    ..By generating evidence, Heartfile has also assisted in strengthening the evidence-policy linkage, and in developing contemporary concepts for health policy and planning and service delivery...
  7. ncbi request reprint The Heartfile Lodhran CVD prevention project--end of project evaluation
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    Promot Educ 14:17-27. 2007
    ..However the project played a critical role in spurring national action for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and introducing sustainable public health interventions for poor communities in Pakistan...
  8. ncbi request reprint Newspaper articles as a tool for cardiovascular prevention programs in a developing country
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan
    J Health Commun 9:355-69. 2004
    ..Lessons from the Heartfile experience in Pakistan could be useful for other similar initiatives in low resource settings...
  9. doi request reprint A global coordinating platform for noncommunicable diseases
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan
    J Health Commun 16:201-5. 2011
    ..An apex coordinating arrangement would allow efficient global information exchange, mapping existing gaps in action, and identifying and catalyzing collaboration across sectors and regions of the world...
  10. pmc Process, rationale, and interventions of Pakistan's National Action Plan on Chronic Diseases
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, 1 Park Rd, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A14. 2006
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  11. ncbi request reprint Prevention of coronary heart disease in south Asia
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile Pakistan, 1 Park Road, Chak Shazad, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Lancet 360:1015-8. 2002
    ..A set of recommendations outlining the approach is crucial...
  12. ncbi request reprint Waist-hip ratio and low HDL predict the risk of coronary artery disease in Pakistanis
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, 1 Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan
    Curr Med Res Opin 20:55-62. 2004
    ..To establish risk factor causal associations for coronary artery disease (CAD) in the native Pakistani population...
  13. ncbi request reprint Integrating injuries into noncommunicable disease prevention: a case study from Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    President Heartfile, 1 Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, Pakistan
    J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 14:726-8. 2004
    ..It, therefore, has a comprehensive configuration with evidence-based policy and action-oriented dimensions calling for a change at the institutional, community and public policy levels...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular disease prevention in low resource settings: lessons from the Heartfile experience in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    Ethn Dis 13:S138-48. 2003
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  15. ncbi request reprint Community health promotion in Pakistan: a policy development perspective
    K A Ronis
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    Promot Educ 14:98-9. 2007
    ..This paper endeavors to analyze the development of the National Action Plan with a focus on community health promotion...
  16. ncbi request reprint Impact of wealth status on health outcomes in Pakistan
    A Y Alam
    County Health Sciences, Shifa College of Medicine, H 8 4, Islamabad, Pakistan
    East Mediterr Health J 16:S152-8. 2010
    ..This study assesses the independent impact of wealth status, as determined by a validated index, on health outcomes in Pakistan...
  17. ncbi request reprint The Gateway Paper--preventive and promotive programs in Pakistan and health reforms in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 56:S51-65. 2006
    ..Recommendations on restructuring BHUs at a management, oversight, quality related and community participation level will play a vital role in determining the manner in which the efficiency of these public health programs can be enhanced...
  18. ncbi request reprint Implementing the district health system in the framework of primary health care in Pakistan: can the evolving reforms enhance the pace towards the millennium development goals?
    F Sabih
    World Health Organization, Country Office, Islamabad, Pakistan
    East Mediterr Health J 16:S132-44. 2010
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  19. ncbi request reprint The Gateway Paper--stewardship and governance in the health sector in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 56:S14-24. 2006
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  20. ncbi request reprint Health reforms in Pakistan--configuring health beyond the health sector
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 56:S120-35. 2006
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  21. ncbi request reprint Evidence from research and its implications for health reforms in Pakistan: the Gateway Paper perspective
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 56:S112-9. 2006
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  22. ncbi request reprint The Gateway Paper--public sector service delivery infrastructure and health reforms in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 56:S43-50. 2006
    ..The Gateway Paper dovetails these alternative service delivery arrangements with parallel financing models...
  23. ncbi request reprint Human resource solutions--the Gateway Paper proposed health reforms in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 56:S94-9. 2006
    ..The Gateway Paper also lays stress on effective regulation to curb the practice of quackery...
  24. ncbi request reprint The Gateway Paper--health service delivery outside of the public sector in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 56:S66-77. 2006
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  25. ncbi request reprint The Gateway Paper--context and configuration of the proposed health reforms in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 56:S2-13. 2006
    ..The Gateway Paper also underscores the need to develop norms and standards and points to institution mechanisms which need to be created to support the reform process...
  26. ncbi request reprint The Gateway Paper--financing health in Pakistan and its linkage with health reforms
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 56:S25-42. 2006
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  27. ncbi request reprint Pharmaceuticals--strategic considerations in health reforms in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 56:S100-11. 2006
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  28. ncbi request reprint The Gateway Paper--proposed health reforms in Pakistan--interface considerations
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Pakistan
    J Pak Med Assoc 56:S78-93. 2006
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  29. ncbi request reprint Time for a global partnership on non-communicable diseases
    Sania Nishtar
    Heartfile, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan le org
    Lancet 370:1887-8. 2007
  30. ncbi request reprint Information and communication technology in cardiovascular disease prevention in developing countries: hype and hope. Report of the International Collaboration on Information Use in Cardiovascular Health Promotion in Developing Countries
    Samer Jabbour
    Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Van Dyck Hall, Beirut, Lebanon
    Int J Cardiol 92:105-11. 2003
    ..Enlightened policies can exploit the energies of the recent information boom for promoting cardiovascular prevention, taking into account the considered limitations...
  31. ncbi request reprint Waist circumference, metabolic syndrome and coronary artery disease in a Pakistani cohort
    Anthony S Wierzbicki
    Department of Chemical Pathology, St Thomas Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, United Kingdom
    Int J Cardiol 128:77-82. 2008
    ..Metabolic syndrome (M-IRS) is common in Asians. This study investigated the relationship of two definitions of M-IRS to atherosclerosis in Indian Asians with suspected coronary arterial disease (CAD)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Sania Nishtar: preventing chronic diseases in Pakistan
    James Butcher
    Lancet 370:1899. 2007
  33. ncbi request reprint Community health promotion--a step further
    Sania Nishtar
    Promot Educ 14:61-2, 109-10, 124-5. 2007
  34. ncbi request reprint Injury prevention and control: National Action Plan for NCD Prevention, Control and Health Promotion in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    J Pak Med Assoc 54:S57-68. 2004
    ..Building capacity in the health system for injury prevention and building partnerships for sustainable outcomes in injury prevention have also been defined as priority areas...
  35. ncbi request reprint The National Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan--Cardiovascular diseases
    Sania Nishtar
    Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology, Rawalpindi
    J Pak Med Assoc 54:S14-25. 2004
    ..Emphasis is laid on building capacity of health systems in support of CVD prevention and control and building a coalition or network of organizations to add momentum to CVD prevention and control efforts...
  36. ncbi request reprint Diabetes prevention and control: National Action Plan for NCD Prevention, Control and Health Promotion in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    J Pak Med Assoc 54:S26-30. 2004
    ..Building capacity in the health system and coalitions in support of diabetes prevention has also been regarded as being critical...
  37. ncbi request reprint Tobacco control: National Action Plan for NCD Prevention, Control and Health Promotion in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    J Pak Med Assoc 54:S31-41. 2004
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  38. ncbi request reprint Prevention and control of chronic chest diseases: National Action Plan for NCD Prevention, Control and Health Promotion in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    J Pak Med Assoc 54:S42-4. 2004
    ..The cross-cutting theme of environmental pollution and occupational exposure to toxins develops common action areas for CRD and cancer prevention...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevention and control of cancers: National Action Plan for NCD Prevention, Control and Health Promotion in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    J Pak Med Assoc 54:S45-56. 2004
    ..The Plan also prioritizes on pain relief and palliative care alongside prevention and control efforts and stresses on the need to integrate prevention efforts into health services as a sustainable and evidence-based activity...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prevention and control of mental illnesses and mental health: National Action Plan for NCD Prevention, Control and Health Promotion in Pakistan
    Sania Nishtar
    J Pak Med Assoc 54:S69-77. 2004
    ..Furthermore, it promotes need-based research for contemporary mental health issues...
  41. ncbi request reprint Impaired renal function and atherosclerosis in a Pakistani cohort
    Anthony S Wierzbicki
    Department of Chemical Pathology St Thomas Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK
    Curr Med Res Opin 21:1201-7. 2005
    ..To investigate the relationship of creatinine and calculated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) with coronary arterial disease (CAD) in Pakistani patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint The National Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan--Common action area
    Sania Nishtar
    J Pak Med Assoc 54:S9-13. 2004
  43. ncbi request reprint The National Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases and Health Promotion in Pakistan--Prelude and finale
    Sania Nishtar
    J Pak Med Assoc 54:S1-8. 2004
    ..Work is currently underway to implement the first phase of NAP-NCD...
  44. pmc South Asian health: what is to be done? SAARC: regional cooperation for sustainable health
    Sania Nishtar
    BMJ 328:837. 2004
  45. ncbi request reprint Women and heart disease: time for change
    Sania Nishtar
    Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med 4:231. 2007
  46. ncbi request reprint World Heart Day: a World Heart Federation enterprise promoting the prevention of heart disease and stroke across the world
    Antoni Bayes de Luna
    World Heart Federation
    Circulation 108:1038-40. 2003
  47. pmc Lessons in tackling chronic disease
    Sania Nishtar
    BMJ 333:820. 2006
  48. pmc Can non-physician health-care workers assess and manage cardiovascular risk in primary care?
    Dele O Abegunde
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 85:432-40. 2007
    ..To ascertain the reliability of applying the WHO Cardiovascular Risk Management Package by non-physician health-care workers (NPHWs) in typical primary health-care settings...
  49. ncbi request reprint Improving heart health in Europe
    Sania Nishtar
    World Heart Federation
    Circulation 113:f16. 2006
  50. ncbi request reprint Integrating a new public health order
    Sania Nishtar
    Lancet 370:1901. 2007
  51. doi request reprint Scaling up research and learning for health systems: time to act
    Timothy Evans
    Information Evidence and Research, WHO, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Lancet 372:1529-31. 2008