Delivering Accelerated Family Planning in Pakistan




Donor :

Population Services International (PSI),Department for International Development(DFID) UKAID


Partners :

Rural Support Program Network (RSPN)


Districts :

Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Qambar Shahdadkot


Duration :

4 Years


Major Activities


  • SRSO entered into a partnership with RSPN to provide reproductive health services to communities in the Shikarpur, Jacobabad and Qamber shahdadkot distrcits of the Sindh province.
  • Delivering Accelerated Family Planning in Pakistan (DAFPAK) is a four-year project that aims to create an enabling environment for women, girls and men to avail healthy reproductive choices; increase the availability of family planning services and products in uncovered rural areas, and strengthen accountability through increased transparency and stringent monitoring.
  • DAFPAK will focus on community mobilisation utilising Community Resource Persons (CRP), who will go door-to-door in their catchment areas and refer clients to project Lady Health Visitors (LHVs) for family planning services, provision of family planning services to clients in monthly camps conducted by LHVs who are accompanied by Social Organisers (SOs), converting young married couples of reproductive age into new users of family planning services, converting of users of tradition contraceptive methods to modern contraceptive methods and the upscaling of the CRPs’ ‘Business in a Box’, a micro-entrepreneurship venture making the provision of family planning services sustainable.
  • The community-wide sensitisation of men and women on reproductive health issues and family planning services and provision of contraceptives.
  • The creation of Village Health Committees (VHCs) to represent the entire community and bring behavioural change through demand creation for birth spacing and service delivery facilitation through outreach camps.