LADY HEALTH WORKERS PROGRAM IN PAKISTAN

Iftikhar Ahmad

Abstract


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

Keywords


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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DOI: https://doi.org/10.46903/gjms/17.04.2094

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