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Working together to succeed



National MNCH Program is not alone in the noble cause of improving maternal and child health. Development partners are very earnestly supporting the program at all tiers of its implementation. All partners are doing concrete efforts to ensure that we reach out to all the mothers and newborns in Pakistan. Some of our development partners are listed below:





Family Advancement for Life and Health

Family Advancement for Life and Health (FALAH) is a USAID funded five year project in reproductive health and family planning whose aim is to protect the health and well being of mothers, newborns and children through the adoption of birth spacing by eligible couples in Pakistan. The project is being implementedin 26 districts of all four provinces Population Council Pakistan is the lead partner along with a consortium of a number of national and international implementing and technical partners. Specifically, the goal of FALAH is bring about an increase in the adoption of birth spacing behavior and practice of the WHO recommended birth spacing interval under the guidelines of “Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies” (HTSP), thereby bringing about marked improvements in maternal/child health and decline in their mortality rates due to pregnancy related complications.

This will be achieved through removing barriers, improving understanding of the benefits of birth spacing, increasing awareness of the risks associated with early, late, closely spaced and high parity pregnancies, increasing knowledge of the various contraceptive options available , and improving access to and quality of care in both the public and private sectors.The major collaborative partners and institutions are the project consortium partners (Population Council, Jhpiego, Greenstar social marketing, HANDS, RSPN, and Save the Children, USA), the Federal Ministry of Population Welfare, the Federal Ministry of Health, the four Provincial Departments of Population Welfare and Health, the EDOs and the executive officers for PW and Health in the 26 District Governments, and external partners of FALAH including PAIMAN, TACMIL, UNICEF and UNFPA and the donor USAID