Pakistan Sets Family Planning As Essential Services

The purpose of the event was to address these problems and develop plans to enhance population health.


Pakistan Sets Family Planning As Essential Services

The two-day learning event, titled “Pakistan’s Population: A Brighter Future For All,” by DAFPAK, a preeminent organisation committed to enhancing population health outcomes in Pakistan, has come to an end.

According to a press release, Delivering Accelerated Family Planning In Pakistan (DAFPAK), a £90 million Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) programme, aims to improve family planning outcomes throughout Pakistan by enhancing the most vulnerable populations’ access to family planning services and spreading messages for the greater good through a platform called KhairKhwah.

The agenda of the Commission was further elaborated upon by Jo Moir, Development Director of the British High Commission in Pakistan, in her opening remarks of Day 2: “Two years ago, the UK made a significant commitment to work with all our partners to end preventable deaths of mothers, newborns, and young children by 2030.

Comprehensive rights to sexual and reproductive health must be included in that programme. Even outside of the realm of health, population dynamics are essential to a nation’s development, which is one of the main justifications for our intense focus on this agenda and why family planning is so important.

Zeba Sathar, Country Director of the Population Council, stated during a plenary session on Sustaining and Scaling Up Family Planning Investments: Perspectives on Future Strategies that “the four things instrumental in achieving family planning in Pakistan are a joint clarity of purpose between all partners and institutions that the country needs a fertility decline, adequate funds to enact policy on a national level and implementation on a provincial level, proper mechanisation of the family planning process, and adequate human resources.

The country’s resources are under tremendous strain as a result of Pakistan’s rapid population growth, making it challenging to provide all citizens with basic services like healthcare and education.

The purpose of the event was to address these problems and develop plans to enhance population health. It was clear that the two-day conference on family planning, population growth, and its effects on the nation had been a resounding success as it came to an end.

Key partners in Pakistan’s family planning landscape were able to work together and achieve a common goal as a result of the participants’ priceless insights being shared. A better, brighter future has been made possible by this insightful and fruitful event, in which strategic initiatives and group efforts will produce lasting solutions.