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Project News Updates/Highlights for 1st and 2nd Quarters

I) Methodology keynotes

a) Qualitative Need Assessment
The Qualitative Need Assessment conducted, highlighted a strong need for Family Planning (FP) services in the project’s districts. The survey’s findings were shared with the RAF donors and these findings have also served as the building blocks for designing the project’s Baseline tools.
The need assessment survey; based on Focus Group Discussions (FGD); was successfully carried out during the project’s inception phase.

b) Geographical and Household Mapping Activities

Mapping activities comprised of identifying, locating, numbering and recruiting areas, population and service providers respectively for the purpose of implementing the project’s operations. Mapping activities were successfully carried out in all the study locations mentioned above.
c) Quantitative Baseline Household Survey
Baseline survey has been carried out effectively in the districts of Naushero Feroze, Khanewal, Haripur, Pakpattan, Rajanpur, Bahawalpur, Abbotabad and Nawabshah. Its purpose was to highlight prevalent contraceptive knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, uptake, birth-spacing trends and levels of unwanted pregnancy and abortion

d) Training and Evaluation of Service Providers of the Intervention Districts

Service providers have been trained by MSS and evaluated for service provision by third party consultants/Gynaecology specialists (to eliminate biasness). This training has resulted in recruitment of a strong and professionally sound group of Suraj PPs in Naushero Feroze, Khanewal and Haripur along with equally capable CMWs in Pakpattan and Rajanpur.

Disclaimer:
This document is an output from a project funded by the UK department for International Development (DFID) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of DFID/AusAID.

II) Feed Back comments on MSS training

میں نے اِس تین روزہ تربیتی نشست کے دوران ، 18ماہ تک جاری رہنے والی گزشتہ تربیت کی نسبت بہت کچھ زیادہ سیکھا۔

پاک پتن سے تعلق رکھنے والی ایک شریکِ کار کی جانب سے ماری اِسٹوپس سوسائٹی کی تربیتی نشست پر تبصرہ۔

“I have learnt a lot more during this 3 day training session as compared to my previous 18 months training. A CMW trainee from Pakpattan; commenting on MSS training session”.

اِس قِسم کے تربیتی پروگرامز ،خاندانی منصوبہ کی خدمات فراہم کرنے والوں کے لئے ،سیکھنے اور آگے بڑھنے کا عمدہ موقع فراہم کرتے ہیں۔اُنہیں (خدمات فراہم کرنے والوں کو) اِس موقع سے بھر پور فائدہ اُٹھانا چاہئے،تاکہ مقامی بستیوں کو خاندانی منصوبہ بندی کی بہتر خدمات فراہم کی جاسکیں۔

ایگزیکیوٹیو ڈسٹرکٹ آفیسر (ای ڈی او)ہیلتھ ،نوشہرو فیروز،کا ماری اِسٹوپس سوسائٹی کی جانب سے ،نوشہرو فیروز سے تعلق رکھنے والے سُورج پروگرام کے پرائیویٹ پرووائیڈرز کے لئے منعقد کی جانے والی تربیتی نشست پر تبصرہ۔


“Trainings such as these are an ideal opportunity to learn and evolve for the Family Planning service providers. They (service providers) must avail this opportunity to the fullest, so that better Family Planning services can be given to the local communities.”
Executive District Officer (EDO) Health Naushero Feroze, commenting on MSS training session for Suraj Private Providers at Naushero Feroze training session.

اِس تربیتی پروگرام نے تما م شُرکاء کو ، خاندانی منصوبہ بندی کی اعلیٰ معیار کی خدمات کے حوالے سے اپنی عملی معلومات میں اِضافے کا بہترین موقع فراہم کیا ہے۔
ڈپٹی ڈائیریکٹر ، ایم این سی ایچ پنجاب کی جانب سے ،راجن پور میں سی ایم ڈبلیو کے لئے منعقدہ تربیتی پروگرام کے دوران کیا جانے والا تبصرہ۔

“This training has provided everyone participating in it an excellent opportunity for updating their practical knowledge of high quality Family Planning services.” Commented by the Deputy Director MNCH Punjab during the Ranjanpur CMW training.

Disclaimer:
This document is an output from a project funded by the UK department for International Development (DFID) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of DFID/AusAID.

III) Service Provision initiation

Approved intervention activities by the project’s Suraj Providers were initiated on 14th Mar 2011 in the districts of Naushero Feroze, Khanewal and Haripur.
CMWs in Pakpattan have also initiated services on 28th Mar 2011 and in Rajanpur on 18th May 2011

Disclaimer:
This document is an output from a project funded by the UK department for International Development (DFID) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of DFID/AusAID.

IV) Project’s Community Support Group (CSG) meetings

Project’s Male Community Mobilizers (MCM) have carried out 2-3 CSG meetings in each of the service provider districts (except Rajanpur). The purpose was to recruit male key stake holders and prominent community members to endorse the family planning services being provided by the Suraj PPs or CMWs of the respective district.

CSG meeting in all the intervention districts (except Rajanpur) have been met with a positive response along with commitments for future cooperation by the local communities in endorsing the family planning services being provided

Disclaimer:
This document is an output from a project funded by the UK department for International Development (DFID) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of DFID/AusAID.

V) CSG Success Story highlights

Date: 18th April 2011

CSG Venue: Alloli, district Haripur, KPK province

Outcome: The attendees thoroughly appreciated the CSG effort and promised commitment for assisting in arranging of future CSG sessions in the community.

Attendees: The CSG was attended by 11 prominent community members, having a diverse background ranging from local politicians (Naib Nazim/Assistant Counsellor), shop keepers, merchants, teachers and doctors, etc.

Disclaimer:
This document is an output from a project funded by the UK department for International Development (DFID) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of DFID/AusAID.

CSG Participant Feedback

اِس طرح کی میٹنگز صحیح سمت کی جانب ایک قدم ہے نائب ناظم (اسسٹنٹ کونسلر ) علولی
اِیسی میٹنگز ایک ایسا پلیٹ فارم مہیا کرتی ہیں ، جس سے خاندانی منصوبہ بندی کی خدمات کی فراہمی میں کمیونٹی موبلائزنگ کو حمائت حاصل ہوتی ہے ۔
“Meetings such as these are step in the right direction.” Says Naib Nazim (Assistant Counsellor) of Alloli.“Such meetings serve as a platform for mobilizing a favourable opinion (by the male members of the community) for encouraging Family Planning (FP) services in the community.”

Disclaimer:
This document is an output from a project funded by the UK department for International Development (DFID) and Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) for the benefit of developing countries. The views expressed are not necessarily those of DFID/AusAID.