Iftikhar Ahmad


Being signatory to Alma Ata declaration, the Government of Pakistan started the ‘National Program for Family Planning and Primary Health Care’ (NPFP & PHC), also called ‘Lady Health Workers (LHWs) program’ in 1994. Being one of the largest and successful, community-based program in the world, it is providing door-step PHC services to about one billion people, especially home-bound, rural, poor women, children and elderly. The program has been improving many health indicators including infant and maternal mortality rates in the last two & a half decades.1


Lady health worker; Health care system; Primary Health Care; House Calls; Management Information Systems; Family Planning Services; Comprehensive Health Care; Pakistan.

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