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)|
|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:
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