Experts propose art therapy to address child mortality in Pakistan

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In Pakistan, a significant revelation has emerged concerning the elevated mortality rates among children under the age of 5. Health experts propose the use of art therapy to mitigate psychological issues and stress.

A private university in Karachi hosted an annual Pediatrics Research Week, during which experts presented their research articles.

Health professionals recommend incorporating art therapy as a valuable approach in the treatment of childhood illnesses, leading to a reduction in psychological problems and stress.

Psychologist Warda Brohi elucidated that recent research has demonstrated positive outcomes through the implementation of art therapy in patients, effectively alleviating mental issues associated with prolonged illnesses.

Pediatric specialist Dr. Jamal Raza underscored the urgency of advancing research on childhood diseases, given that child mortality rates among those under 5 years of age remain alarmingly high in Pakistan.

Furthermore, Dr. Jamal Raza emphasized that the decline in routine vaccinations has led to the resurgence of diseases that were previously under control.

Muhammad Awais Raza is a student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Sociology at the Government College University (GCU). Awais can be contacted via email at He is also available on Twitter under the handle @Awais_raza512