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MSS, as a social enterprise provides comprehensive family planning and reproductive health information, counseling and services to people in Pakistan premised in its vision and mission:
Improved reproductive health of people in Pakistan.
To be the leading, effective and enduring contributor towards improved reproductive health of the people in Pakistan.
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, with approximately 180 million inhabitants. It is also one of the world’s poorest countries, placed at 145 in the UN Human Development Index.
The cycle of poverty is exacerbated by a high maternal mortality rate, with 276 women out of every 100,000 live births dying in childbirth. This is more than double of what it should be if Pakistan is to achieve its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) relating to maternal mortality by 2015.
Women in Pakistan do not have access to quality family planning services, and for those who do, most do not have access to the full range of family planning methods and only a third of users have informed choice.
As a result, one in every three pregnancies is unintended, postpartum hemorrhage and other pregnancy related complications and the consequences of unsafe abortion become the major causes of maternal deaths or morbidity.