Maternal, New-born and Child Health (MNCH)
UNICEF places a strong value on a mother’s life and wellbeing for its impact on child’s health, survival and development. UNICEF in Pakistan supports the government in generating evidence and strengthening health information systems, improve and expand integrated MNCH care in targeted communities. It supports in the development of pilot projects that can be scaled up to provide quality healthcare services for mothers and children and protecting women’s right to safe and skilled deliveries. UNICEF helps the government in introducing life-saving interventions for mothers and children during delivery and pre/post-natal care. UNICEF focuses on community-based approaches which are innovative and at the same time, effective and efficient to reach out to the most disadvantaged communities in the country.
UNICEF supports the government in its routine immunisation efforts through procurement of vaccines and vaccine supply chain management; capacity building of staff on vaccine supply chain and interpersonal communication/social mobilisation skills; and increasing awareness among communities to create demand for immunisation services. We support the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) to reach every child by targeting urban slums, hard to reach/high risk areas and other disadvantaged communities and providing immunisation services to children who have not received any vaccine or missed a few.
Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD)
UNICEF Pakistan supports the Government in reducing Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (P&D) among children through research, evidence based policy change linked to GAPPD, procurement of essential medical supplies for prevention/treatment and their logistics/availability in target communities, and awareness raising among different stakeholders (government official, policy makers and public). We also help in building the capacity of healthcare providers in implementing and monitoring activities that support Government’s P&D initiatives in the country.
Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) of HIV
UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan in preventive measures for Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) of HIV. We help the government in generating evidence through appropriate research and analysis to strengthen existing PPTCT and pediatric care services. UNICEF also supported the government in adolescent focused secondary analysis of Integrated Behavioural and Biological Surveillance data. The analysis has provided evidence for development of adolescent friendly programme planning. We also support the government in advocacy, social mobilisation and outreach activities among communities.