en English
ar Arabiczh-CN Chinese (Simplified)nl Dutchen Englishfr Frenchde Germanit Italianpt Portugueseru Russianes Spanish

Naya Qadam

In Pakistan’s Punjab and Sindh provinces, Naya Qadam reaches thousands of young women ages 15 to 24 at a critical time—after a pregnancy—and gives them the power to decide if or when they want to become pregnant again.

Project Date: 2017 - present
Funder: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Country: Pakistan

64% of women in Pakistan say they want to use contraception in the first year after they have given birth, but they cannot access a method.

Naya Qadam seeks to reach 100,000 women and girls with post-pregnancy family planning services.

Naya Qadam has trained more than 1,200 public and private providers in postpartum and post-abortion family planning.

What We Do

  • Train health providers to offer a full range of contraceptive methods—including postpartum and post-abortion intrauterine devices and implants.
  • Train health providers and Lady Health Workers to administer the injectable contraceptive Sayana® Press.
  • Train Lady Health Workers, community midwives, and Lady Health Volunteers to counsel on and refer for postpartum and post-abortion family planning services.
  • Revise pre-service health training curricula to focus on family planning, and specifically, postpartum family planning.
  • Train midwifery tutors in family planning and equip midwifery schools with family planning skills labs for students.
  • Sensitize health providers on gender-based determinants of family planning and adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health and address provider bias.
  • Strengthen health systems to ensure the public and private sectors offer quality, integrated services, and that health facilities are equipped with essential supplies and commodities.
  • Engage youth and male champions to generate acceptance of and demand for these services.

Other Projects

Tuungane “Let’s Unite”

In remote parts of Tanzania, people face two crises—how to improve their health and protect the environment they depend on for survival. See how we help them address both,...

Read More