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Pakistan

Since 1997, we have worked in these technical areas:

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Infection Prevention and Control

Digital Health

Our impact

  • More than 1.4 million antenatal care visits were conducted by skilled providers at Jhpiego-supported health care facilities, and over 300,000 babies were delivered with the assistance of a skilled birth attendant able to recognize and respond to medical complications.
  • Over 200,000 clients initiated or maintained a method of modern family planning at Jhpiego-supported health care facilities, and more than 100,000 postpartum/postabortion women initiated a modern contraceptive method.
  • Through the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program, an immunization registry was created and is in use, leading to gains in immunization coverage for both pregnant women and children.
  • Jhpiego’s advocacy resulted in postpartum family planning strategies being implemented across four provinces, as well as chlorhexidine being included in the country’s approved essential medicines list and misoprostol being added to the essential drug list for Punjab Province (chlorhexidine and misoprostol are both lifesaving medicines to prevent postpartum bleeding).

Current programs


  • Maternal and Child Survival Program

    The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/pakistan/.

  • Sukh Initiative

    Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Aman Foundation, the four-year Sukh Initiative has the goal of contributing to a 15% increase in the contraceptive prevalence rate for modern methods of family planning (FP) across a population of approximately one million people in Karachi. Building on momentum from national and international donors, and the Government of Pakistan’s desire to expand access to high-quality FP in Karachi’s growing urban population, Jhpiego is preparing public-sector stakeholders, including maternity homes and clinics, to offer a range of modern FP services, as well as high-quality postpartum FP and postabortion care/postabortion FP.

  • Introduction of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

    With funding from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Jhpiego is working in Pakistan on a national introduction of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. With the International Vaccine Access Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a partner, Jhpiego is providing technical assistance to: 1) draft a road map for preparing Pakistan to consider HPV vaccine introduction, 2) bridge gaps in knowledge and understanding of cervical cancer prevention and control, 3) make the investment case for bundling of services to address health for every woman and girl, and 4) support country partners, an HPV working group and HPV champions by providing a secretarial and administrative platform for engagement activities.

Current programs

Maternal and Child Survival Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/pakistan/.

Sukh Initiative

Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Aman Foundation, the four-year Sukh Initiative has the goal of contributing to a 15% increase in the contraceptive prevalence rate for modern methods of family planning (FP) across a population of approximately one million people in Karachi. Building on momentum from national and international donors, and the Government of Pakistan’s desire to expand access to high-quality FP in Karachi’s growing urban population, Jhpiego is preparing public-sector stakeholders, including maternity homes and clinics, to offer a range of modern FP services, as well as high-quality postpartum FP and postabortion care/postabortion FP.

Introduction of Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

With funding from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Jhpiego is working in Pakistan on a national introduction of a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. With the International Vaccine Access Center at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a partner, Jhpiego is providing technical assistance to: 1) draft a road map for preparing Pakistan to consider HPV vaccine introduction, 2) bridge gaps in knowledge and understanding of cervical cancer prevention and control, 3) make the investment case for bundling of services to address health for every woman and girl, and 4) support country partners, an HPV working group and HPV champions by providing a secretarial and administrative platform for engagement activities.

Current and recent donors


Aman Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance
USAID

Pakistan-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Nabeel Akram, Acting Country Director
Tel. 410 537 1923
Nabeel.Akram@jhpiego.org