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U.S. Ambassador Olson Inaugurates $4.5 Million Women's Health Facility at JPMC

Karachi, December 11, 2012

U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson inaugurated a new obstetrics and gynecology facility at the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center (JPMC). The construction and outfitting of this facility was fully funded by the U.S. government at a cost of more than $ 4.5 million. At a ceremony inaugurating the event, Ambassador Olson said, “The United States is working with Pakistan to improve the lives of average Pakistanis through initiatives in the energy, economic, education and other sectors. We are also actively supporting the health sector and are committed to improving Pakistani access to quality health care, particularly for young mothers and children under five years old. This facility delivers on this commitment by offering treatment for obstetric fistula, a debilitating condition resulting from childbirth complications. This condition afflicts many poor women in Sindh and Balochistan.” This United States government-funded facility will provide 60 beds for surgery and treatment of fistula and other obstetrics and gynecological complications. It will also upgrade JPMC’s capacity as a first-rate center for graduate and post graduate medical education in Pakistan by providing a state-of-the-art training facility for more than 1,300 trainees, students, and officers.