Pakistan

Pakistan Annual Report 2008

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MAJOR RESULTS

- About 35 million children immunised against measles.

- Immunisation , deworming, counselling on breast feeding and nutrition, and information on good hygiene practices provided to 1.87 million children under five and 330,000 pregnant women during two Child Health and Sanitation Weeks in six districts.

- Breastfeeding information provided to 20 million mothers during Global Breastfeeding Week.

- Emergency Obstetrics and Neonatal Care monitoring and training scaled up nationally reaching more than 670 doctors and health workers.

- Over 162,000 girls enrolled for the first time in 17 districts and 3,000 girls enrolled in middle school in 11 districts through community advocacy.

- School improvement plans to institute 735 child-friendly schools developed.

- Two provincial sanitation strategies and action plans approved.

- About 12 million people reached with hygiene-related messages.

- About 50,000 water sources screened for contamination.

- Water quality tested in 48,000 schools in one province.

- Community-Led Total Sanitation Initiative scaled up with 200 villages (107,000 persons) declared free of open defecation.

- Birth registration of 40,000 children achieved in Balochistan.

- Launch of national and provincial communication campaign to prevent corporal punishment, child sexual abuse, and gender bias.

- Child Complaints Office established with Federal Ombudsman.

- Birth Registration bylaw revised in one province.

- Minimum Standards for Childcare Institutions intoroduced in four provinces.