Save the Children


Region: South Asia

Country: Pakistan

Value: USD 3761.53K

Start Date: 2013-05-01

End Date: 2013-10-31


Team Members

Syed Muhammad Sardar Ali
(Assignment Manager)
Dr. Moazzam Khlil
(Report Writer)
Hammad Rehman
(Assignment Coordinator)
Dr. Huma Qureshi
(Team Leader)
Dr. Javeria
(Qualitative Expert)
Farhan Aslam
(Data Manager)

Project Description

The Project MCHIP FATA-KP Health Program will support the Department of Health (DOH) in KP and the Directorate of Health (DH) in FATA to achieve the objectives of the DOH Health Strategy and the FATA Sustainable Development Plan, as well as the achievement of USAID/Pakistan’s Maternal and Child Health Initiative goals and objectives and it is expected to deliver the following results:

§  Improved access and availability to quality integrated MNCH and FP services in FATA and KP

§  Increased community acceptance for MNCH and FP services and community empowerment to create enabling policy environment in targeted communities.

Strengthened health system for improved MNCH and FP service delivery in targeted communities of the FATA/KP

Services provided by APEX

The main objective of the study is to conduct a baseline survey of MNCH & HTSP services in FATA and Malakand Division. This baseline survey carried out in each of the agency/ district (i.e. South Waziristan, Mohamad, Bajour, Chitral,Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Swat, Buner, Shangla, and Malakand) targeted by this project to establish a baseline of knowledge, attitudes and practices related to MNCH & HTSP as well as access to and use of key MNCH & HTSP health services across the targeted areas.  APEX developed the quantitative questionnaires such as household (mothers), health facilities, health facilities staff, and qualitative questionnaires for Govt. departments, informal leaders etc. Total 1,120 households were surveyed under the study along with 8 FGDs and 30 KIIs. In ten districts.