Establishment of Mother and Child Health Center

Establishment of Mother and Child Health Center

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The program goal is to improve maternal, newborn, and child health of the population, as outlined in Millennium Development Goals, particularly among the poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged segments through the establishment of a mother and child health center. The main activities include curative and preventive basic health services, ante and postnatal care, family planning, and vaccination campaigns. The community will also benefit from health education sessions on a variety of topics including HIV & AIDS, infant and child feeding, prevention of childhood diseases, and malnutrition. A reduction in maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity will be achieved through increasing awareness and an efficient referral system.

Duration of the project August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2014
Program Area Social Development Program (SDP)
Thematic Area(s) Health
Cross Cutting Themes Mother and Child Health, Hygiene, Nutrition, Gender, Human Rights
Implementation areas (Districts) Thatta District, Sindh Province, Pakistan
Total Beneficiaries Population of Bijora Union Council, Thatta District (approx. 26,925 in 2007)
Description of Beneficiaries Primary focus on mother and children under 5 years of age
Type of Intervention

The project will provide a basic maternal and child health care service package (curative and preventive) according to the primary health care initiative of Government of Pakistan.

Main activities will include:

  • Antenatal and post natal care
  • Family Planning Services
  • Curative services to children under 5, pregnant and lactating mothers
  • Immunization/vaccination campaigns
  • Referral of cases
  • Awareness raising sessions
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