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[ Millenium Development Goal 4 ]
Reduction In Child Mortality

[ Millenium Development Goal 5 ]
Reduction In Maternal Mortality

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Key Interventions

The key interventions accomplished during last 5 years include:

Policy level

  • National strategic framework on MNCH 2005-2015
  • National MNCH program (support for PC-1)
  • Development of 18 month national curriculum for community midwives through collaboration with Pakistan Nursing council
  • Strengthening of resource centers in midwifery tutors training
  • Training of 516 community midwives (229 deployed +287 under training) in program districts 
  • Strengthening and PNC accreditation of district midwifery schools
  • Support to Pakistan Nursing council and Provincial Nursing Examination Boards for midwifery HR databases and examination system. 
  • Introduction of injectable contraceptives and adolescent RH in the flagship national Lady Health Worker program (100,000)
  • E-system for LHW-MIS and HR database and feedback
  • Revision of LHWs’s monitoring and supervisory system
  • Introduction of mobile service units in the national population welfare program
  • First national guidelines on integration of HIV/AIDS and RH
  • Technical assistance to National Health Policy Unit/HSSU, National MNCH Program & PHC
  • Technical Assistance to health systems on RHCS
  • Strengthening of Health system strengthening unit in RH/FP research
  • Research and evaluation on RH & FP & health systems including support to MSPH training at Health services academy
  • Development and implementation of training package on FP counseling including postpartum and post-abortion FP counseling and service delivery
  • Development and launching of PRISM intervention for training of LHWs in midwifery skills
  • Skill development of LHWs in emergency contraceptives.
  • Strengthening district health information system (DHIS)
  • Development of referral protocols for LHWs
  • Development of medical eligibility criteria based FP Wheel Cards for health facilities and LHWs.
  • Development of data analysis and use of information for decision making (DAD) for mid-level and program managers.
  • Development of OBGYN ultrasound and management guidelines for doctors and LHVs.
  • Development of Misoprostol guidelines for prevention and management of Post-Partum Haemorrhage.
  • Franchised clinics for RH/FP through partnership with GSSM.

Operational level

  • Technical Assistance to district health and population systems
  • Basic and comprehensive EmONC services in 107 health facilities  
  • Family planning services including surgeries
  • Skill development of 7142 LHWs in IPC/CCA, MNH/FP counseling, antenatal, postnatal care and referral to health facilities
  • RH/FP awareness through community based 7142 LHWs, school and college health sessions, FM/cable network messages, puppet show, media and social mobilization campaigns
  • Strengthening STI treatment and prevention
  • Development and implementation of use of information for decision making at district level
  • Capacity building of district managers on leadership, RH & PHC system development, project management, etc
  • Strengthening of district logistics system
  • Local resource mobilization for HR, repairs, and EmONC/FP supplies etc
  • Operational research on RH/FP
  • Seven (7) Regional fistula treatment centers, 1864 cases repaired till 2010.
  • Establishment of district health and population management teams
  • Resource mobilization for MNCH/FP through citizen community boards (CCBs)
  • Twinning of tertiary care facilities with district comprehensive EmOC facilities for monthly rotation of post graduate trainees in OBGYN and hands on clinical support  
  • Branding of health facilities to make facilities client friendly
  • Public private partnerships for subsidized MNCH/FP service delivery
  • Competency based trainings on EmONC/FP care including private sector service providers
  • Community transport scheme for referral of complicated cases of pregnancy to the nearest health facilities including utilization of NGO ambulance systems
  • Maternal death audit through verbal autopsy to know the reasons and delays of maternal death
  • Accreditation system through third party surveillance  to improve organization, management, quality and continuity of MNCH/FP services



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