Goal: Accelerate country progress towards improving the health status of mothers, children and newborns, and paving the way for sustainable development in Pakista
In 2015, Pakistan received support through an RMNCH Country Engagement Process and focused on capacity building efforts: over 1,000 health workers, including lady health workers, nurses, medical officers and paediatricians were trained on family planning, maternal, newborn and child health interventions. Nealry 2,000 provincial and district managers and LHSs in Punjab province were also trained on neonatal and maternal death surveillance response (NMDSR). NMDSR now has an SMS based mortality reporting, case tracking on central dashboard and district focused action plan.
The Ministry of Health and its partners worked to enhance health seeking behaviour of the most marginalized population for improved access to reproductive health services, and World Pneumonia Day was celebrated in Tharparkar District to raise awareness of the illness.
The country organized Population Summit was organized focusing with the motto “Putting People First in Pakistan’s Development Agenda”. This will go a long way in the creation of an enabling and conducive policy environment for the implementation of RMNCH activities in the country.