With funding from the Packard Foundation, Jhpiego is working to enable women and their spouses to plan their families as they wish, especially following the birth of a child. Healthy birth spacing contributes to improved health for everyone in the family.
More about out work in Pakistan: https://www.jhpiego.org/where-we-work/pakistan/
Mandibahauddin is a district in the province of Punjab in Pakistan where a majority of the people (women and children) are marginalized. With a population of about 1.3 million mostly living in rural areas.
Jhpiego started its program on strengthening Postpartum Care and Family Planning services (for women and children) in Mandibahauddin in 2011 with the financial support and collaboration with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Ms. Nancy Caiola, Jhpiego’s Global Director Programs recently participated in the Jhpiego’s 40th anniversary ceremony and reviewed the work of service providers.
Along with the lady health workers and lady health visitors the roles of midwives are also very important in this district. That’s why they were given training on modern techniques which can be treat women immediately after child birth.
Perveen Akhtar (Midwife)
When we got training from Jhpiego we learned about the proper way of using Copper-T and Multi-load for females. This training was very useful. I think many more trainings like this should be conducted. Then, the rate of maternal mortality will decrease and the health of the mother and child will increase.
The program taught health providers how to deliver quality services in Postpartum Family Planning.
Nargis Naheed (L.H.V.)
The methods of infection prevention taught to us by Jhpiego are very cheap and easy. We are using these methodologies to control communicable diseases. There are many common diseases such as Hepatitis B & C. We have successfully controlled these diseases using these infection prevention methods.
According to the residents of the community and service providers this program has helped provide information on the health of women and children.
Fakhar Batool (L.H.W)
We provide free medical advice to mothers in the area on basic health. This has drastically changed their lives. Now they wait for me and if I can’t go to their homes they themselves come to my home.