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Health Department of Sindh

Lady Health Worker Program For Family Planning and Primary Health Care

  • Launched in 1993-94; the largest CBI in SE Asia. Links communities with Health Facilities.
  • By Recruitment & deployment of 110,000 countrywide LHWs; while 23,185 LHWs in Sindh Province.
  • By providing promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative services to the target population.
  • By cultivating community participation through enhanced awareness, attitude change, and mobilization.
  • To Increase immunization coverage in children aged 12-23 months (fully vaccinated)
  • Focusing Maternal & Child Health by contributing towards reduction of IMR (from 85 to 55/1000 LBs) and decline in the MMR (from 400 to 180/100,000 Live Births)
  • Expansion of Family Planning services in urban slums and rural areas. Increase in Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) from 22% to 42% (rural) & 40% to 58% (urban)
  • Improvement of nutritional status of mothers & children.
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