Supported by Amplify Change.
This project focused on strengthening the capacity of health care providers working in the public health system in the coastal areas of Badin and Thatta in Sindh, so that they are able to deliver effective and comprehensive SRHR services to clients.
Women in rural Sindh are in need of adequate SRHR services, but are often unable to seek medical help due to inaccessible healthcare facilities or restrictive societal norms. They are often left untreated or are forced to seek help from untrained and unskilled providers. The use of unsafe equipment and absence of follow up visits ultimately leads to complications and death. This project aimed to reduce the stigma associated with SRHR services among health workers so that clients were able to avail family planning services and post-abortion care.
Aahung’s two-pronged strategy for this project was implemented at the institutional level by focusing on improving pre-existing policies and endorsing health care providers protocols for SRHR services; and by building the capacity of health care providers through specialized trainings and integrated family planning counseling.
Aahung helped identify a referral network within each district for community health workers to refer to in case of emergencies.