ISLAMABAD - Nobuko Horibe, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Director, Asia and the Pacific, completed her four-day visit to Pakistan on Saturday. During her stay Horibe met senior government officials and held bilateral meetings with other senior government officials, UN agencies, donors and civil society representatives. In my meetings with the Ministers of Population Welfare and Health, we all agreed on the need to act together and coordinate humanitarian activities to deliver needed services to pregnant women, lactating mothers and newborn babies through community workers, mobile and static clinics and hospitals, said Horibe. She stressed the importance of expanding partnerships to reach out to the huge number of people that had been affected by the current crisis. She also noted the challenge of implementing and monitoring humanitarian activities to ensure accountability to both donors and the affected people of Pakistan, as the relief and early recovery period was expected to prolong. UNFPA estimates that some 400,000 women are pregnant at this moment among the 20 million food-affected population. Nearly 50,000 of them are expected to give birth within the next month, with approximately 7,500 needing surgery to handle pregnancy-related complications.