UNFPA, partners for devising strategy to curb maternal deaths

PPHI CEO urges family planning departments to improve their performance


Our Correspondent November 10, 2018
PPHI CEO Aziz Ahmed Jamali is addressing the participants of the workshop. PHOTO: EXPRESS

QUETTA: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and its partners have stressed the need to devise a strategy to curb cases of maternal deaths in the province.
The development took place during a workshop on family planning organised by the UNFPA. The event was chaired by Peoples Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI) Balochistan Chief Executive Officer Aziz Ahmed Jamali and attended by UNFPA director health services, director general population and welfare and PPHI officers.

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The main objective of the workshop, apart from controlling the increasing number of population, was to reduce the ratio of deaths during childbirth.
Inaugurating the workshop, Jamali shed light upon the increasing number of challenges created by population growth.
“The national and district departments of family planning need to improve their performance in controlling the population growth,” he asserted.
He stressed the need for stakeholders to participate in such events and ensure cooperation to improve coordination.
UNFPA representatives also urged the stakeholders to devise an action plan for the purpose.
During discussion, the success stories of various stakeholders were shared and many suggestions for improving the health sector were submitted.
All hurdles in imparting proper health care to pregnant women and their solutions were also pondered upon.

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