Project profile — Healthy Families Pakistan


UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund (41119)
2019-12-06 - 2024-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Pakistan (100.00%)


• Health, General: Health policy and administrative management (12110) (4.00%)
• Population policy and administrative management:
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (11.00%)
Reproductive health care (13020) (60.00%)
Family planning (13030) (25.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve reproductive health and rights for women, adolescents, and youth in Pakistan’s target areas with low reproductive health indicators. The project also focuses on hard-to-reach areas by enabling them to exercise their reproductive rights free of coercion, discrimination, and violence. Project activities include: (1) advocating efforts to support the implementation of gender-responsive reproductive health and family planning policy and legislative frameworks; (2) conducting community outreach and social mobilization to reach women, adolescent girls, men and boys at the village level with reproductive health and family planning information and services; and (3) using behaviour change communication tools to address social and gender barriers that hinder women and girls from accessing reproductive health and family planning information and services at the individual, household, community and institutional levels.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) developed evidence-based national and provincial policies that provide an enabling environment for inclusive and gender-responsive reproductive health and family planning services; (2) strengthened delivery of quality, gender-responsive, and inclusive reproductive health and family planning services in the target areas; and (3) reduced gender and social barriers to the use and uptake of reproductive health and family planning services in the target areas by women, men, girls and boys.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) developed a national roadmap for emergency obstetric and neonatal care to support the Universal Health Coverage Benefit Package piloted in 24 districts across Pakistan; (2) conducted a text messaging awareness campaign on the prevention of early and forced child marriage, reaching 2.5 million people; (3) trained 243 health workers (of which 52 Lady Health Volunteers and 191 nurses) on infection prevention, focusing on antenatal care (ANC), delivery and family planning (FP) services, care for pregnant women and newborns during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reproductive health and FP guidelines in the context of COVID-19 and self-care for frontline workers during quarantine; (4) provided 52 health facilities with COVID-19 supplies, including 332,600 surgical masks, 700 gloves and 280 other items of personal protective equipment; (5) established six telemedicine and capacity building centres (of which two in Gilgit region, two in Chitral and two in Sindh province) to support the digital learning of health care providers and expand reproductive health and FP services and referral mechanisms to communities; (6) activated five COVID-19 helplines and received 2,068 calls for medical consultations, education, awareness, or counselling, including information on the nearest health facilities, laboratories and emergency centres; and (7) conducted a study on the impact of the disruption of essential health services (FP, ANC, facility-based births and immunization services) during COVID-19.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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