Women's Health in Pakistan

Total Fertility Rate (TFR): 4.0
Female Life Expectancy at Birth: 67 years
Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel: 20%
HIV Among Females, Ages 15-24, 2007/2008: 0.1%
Female Literacy Rate, Ages 15-24, 2000-04: 42%
Lifetime Risk of Maternal Death: 1 in 74


Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)

In a country where the majority of maternal and newborn deaths occur at home, JSI is building the capacity of the existing health system and fostering a community-based approach to ensure a continuum of care for mothers and newborns.

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JSI is assisting the government with reengineering the public sector health commodity system, and builds support for contraceptive security and advocacy for making family planning and contraceptive availability a top priority for the Ministry of Health.

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Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) (2001-2009)

JSI administered a small grants program that improved the lives of displaced people, particularly women. JSI also developed programs to prevent sexual and gender-based discrimination, abuse, and exploitation.

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Reproductive Health for Refugees - Gender-Based Violence Initiative (2004-2005)

Through the RH for Refugees Small Grants Program, JSI developed violence prevention and intervention programs, which seek to prevent sexual and gender-based discrimination and abuse by creating awareness of refugee issues, human rights, and gender equality.

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