Pakistan is a country with high rates of tobacco and sugar consumption, posing significant public health challenges. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable death worldwide, and it is estimated that smoking-related illnesses claim over 160,000 lives in Pakistan each year. Similarly, the consumption of excessive sugar is linked to various health issues such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Child labour is a significant issue in Pakistan. According to estimates, a substantial number of Pakistani children indulge into economic activity, while 22.8 million aged 5-16 do not attend school. The numbers speak to the discrimination, abuse and neglect of the children. Onto Global is providing technical support to Solidar Suisse to evaluate a project focusing child protection, health, and education for marginalized boys and girls in Pakistan.