PSI-Supported Family Planning Programme in Pakistan




Donor :

Population Services International (PSI)


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.
  • The PSI-Supported Family Planning Programme in Pakistan 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. 
  • Over the next four years, this programme will focus on the community using Community Resource Persons (CRPs), trained local social volunteers who will go door-to-door within their respective catchment areas to refer women to scheduled outreach camps where they may access family planning counselling and services from qualified Family Welfare Workers/Lady Health Visitors. 
  • The programme’s objectives include converting young married couples of reproductive age into new users of family planning services, converting users of traditional contraceptive methods to users of modern contraceptive methods as well as the strategic upscaling of ‘Business in a Box’ — a micro-entrepreneurship venture intended to help make contraceptives sustainably accessible..
  • The community-wide sensitisation of men, women and adolescents on reproductive health issues through disseminating information on family planning services;
  • The creation of Village Health Committees (VHCs) to represent the entire community and bring behavioural change through demand creation for birth spacing;
  • Women empowerment through the ‘Business in a Box’ venture, that incentivises door-to-door service continuity by helping CRPs set up profitable businesses;