The project “Improving Institutional Provision of Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Post Abortion Care Education and Services in Sindh, Pakistan” was initiated in January 2014 and will be completed in December 2016. Through this project, Aahung’s interventions were targeted towards the urban and semi-urban areas of Sindh where there was a high incidence of early age marriages and unwanted pregnancies. Due to the inaccessibility and unavailability of adequate SRHR services including post abortion care, many of these women would end up utilizing alternate services, which were unsafe and at times led to the death of the client. The purpose of this project was to strengthen the SRHR services in Sindh in order to improve the overall reproductive health scenario of Pakistan.
For this project, Aahung adopted an innovative strategy by partnering with both healthcare institutions as well as teaching institutes in order to build the capacity of service providers and medical & nursing faculties respectively. By training healthcare providers in institutions to provide comprehensive SRHR services, the provision of safe abortion and PAC services in the short term would be ensured. On the other hand, the integration of SRHR education in institutional teaching plans would bring about long-term change in provider capacity and judgemental attitudes towards clients.
undergraduate and postgraduate students given comprehensive SRHR education
Cities participated in a national training conducted in Islamabad
healthcare institutes/organizations collaborated with (156 service provider’s capacity was built)