Publish Date: May 2020
In Pakistan, the Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), worked in Sindh, Baluchistan, and Punjab provinces with a focus on improving women’s and children’s health by increasing the availability, accessibility, and utilization of family planning (FP) services. According to the 2017-18 Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (NIPS and ICF 2019), high fertility, inadequately spaced births, and high unmet need for FP (17%) are associated with poor maternal and child health outcomes. Use of modern contraceptive methods is low (26%), with the method mix skewed toward traditional, short-acting, and permanent methods.
Strengthening Postpartum Family Planning (PPFP) and Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) Outcomes in Mara and Kagera, Tanzania