The Five-Year Population Welfare Program Sindh is an integral part of National Population Welfare Program, which aims to take the family planning services at doorsteps of the people, and to ensure quality of services with the right of choice for small family norm and to achieve population stabilization.
The demographic objectives of the National Population Welfare Program in the Five Year Plan Period (2010-15) are: -
To increase CPR from 31.5% (2009-10) to 37.5% in 2014-15.
To reduce the CBR from 28 per thousand population in 2009-10 to 26.10 in 2014-15.
To reduce the Population Growth Rate from 2.05 % in 2009-10 to 1.92% in 2014-15.
To ensure universal access to safe family planning methods by 2020.
To increase Population coverage from 23% (2009-10) to 35% 2010-15.
The Population Welfare Program will not only contribute in improvement of socio economic development of the country but also to improve the health objective for reduction in maternal and infant mortality rates through birth spacing & RH services which are the important components of Millennium development goals.
According to restructured set up of Karachi, Population Welfare Program will operate in 18 Town Population Welfare Offices on the patron of Tehsil Population Welfare Offices. All 18 towns will be divided into three zones under the control of existing District Population Welfare Offices, Karachi (East, South and West). District and Tehsil Offices in other districts of Sindh will function on the existing pattern during the plan period. The number of Tehsil Population Welfare Offices will also be increased from existing 86 to 103 revenue Tehsils and 18 Towns in Karachi. As such there will be 121 Tehsil/ Town Population Welfare Officers in the Province of Sindh. The family planning information and services will be provided through Family Welfare Center (FWC), Mobile Service Units (MSU), Provincial Line Departments (PLDs), Labour, Local Government, Rural and Social Welfare etc. Registered Medical Practitioners (RMPs), Hakeems and Homoeopaths on the pattern of DPWOs Office.
The Programme will be supported by effective Information, Education and Communication (IEC) and Advocacy activities in harmony with national/ local cultural values. In additional, the scheme contains provision for logistical support. For implementation of planned activities and strengthening of working co-ordination with the N.G.Os and private sector delivering services in Reproductive Health and Family Planning.
The federal scheme will provide support to meet the requirement of contraceptives, clinical and non-clinical training of personnel, and research under taking. In addition the services extended through the Non Governmental Organization (NGOs), Target Group institutions (TGIs), Social Marketing of Contraceptives (SMC) and Lady Health Workers of Health Department will also contribute in the achievement of demographic goals of the Programme in Sindh.