ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s population experts and leading government officials are set to gather in Islamabad this week on the 24th and 25th of May for a learning event organized.
The event is being organized by Palladium Pakistan in collaboration with UNFPA and provincial Health and Population Welfare Departments of Punjab, Sindh and KP and a number of NGOs.
The event is focused on improving reproductive health outcomes and empowering individuals and families to make informed decisions through family planning and promises to be a powerful platform to share valuable insights and experiences.
The objective of this event is to advocate compliance with the CCI recommendations and National and Provincial FP2030 Roadmap, showcase DAFPAK’s achievements, understand the importance of climate adaption and resilience in light of climatic catastrophes, map accountability through results-based management, and identify scaling-up initiatives.
With such an ambitious programme, the event is set to attract a range of high-profile speakers, including Andrew Dalgleish, Acting British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Jo Moir, Development Director at the British High Commission Pakistan, Azra Pachecho, Sindh Health Minister, Dr. Sabina Durrani, Director General of the Population Programme Wing at the Ministry of National Health Services and Dr. Sara Shahzad, Health Advisor at the Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office, will also be speaking at the event.
“I am proud that UK has being working to expand family planning services in Pakistan for the last decade. However, there is still a long way to go. This May we are bringing together experts to discuss the most pressing issues for Pakistan’s population dynamics. I look forward to working with all our partners to support Pakistan’s strategies to maintain a sustainable future to all,” said Jo Moir, Development Director, British High Commission, Pakistan.
DAFPAK is a £90m, multi-year program designed to improve family planning outcomes across Pakistan. DAFPAK works to complement the work being undertaken by the Government of Pakistan, improving access to family planning services for the most vulnerable and disseminating messages for the common good under a common platform, KhairKhwah.
KhairKhwah, or “well-wisher,” has been providing technical support to inform policy on population and demography, strengthening the quality of public services, increasing awareness of and demand for family planning, and lobbying for the supply of family planning products and services in Pakistan since 2017. With a flexible and adaptive approach, KhairKhwah campaigns have already reached over 95 million people, amplifying the reach of all DAFPAK’s valued partners who have made these results possible with their constant efforts.
This event is sure to be an exciting opportunity for experts and participants alike to come together and discuss the challenges and opportunities related to family planning, ensuring a valuable and enriching experience for all.