Islamabad: The U.S. Government and health care professionals from throughout Pakistan celebrated today the successful completion of a five-year, $48 million program providing training for healthcare providers and improving public awareness about the importance of family planning. The project, Family Advancement for Life and Health (FALAH), trained nearly 27,000 health professionals and reached more than 50 million people through its public educational outreach.
“The FALAH project is a strong example of the U.S. Government’s long-term commitment to support Pakistan in improving the health and welfare of its people,” said Ms. Karen Freeman, USAID Deputy Director for Pakistan, at the closeout seminar for the FALAH project.
In Pakistan, a mother dies giving birth to her child every three minutes. According to medical professionals, one of the major causes of this tragedy is the poor timing of pregnancies. Poor birth timing leaves women and children vulnerable to diseases and untimely death.
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