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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.

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