Adding it up: Costs and benefits of meeting the contraceptive and maternal and newborn health needs of women in Pakistan
This report discusses the need for, and costs and benefits of, expanding sexual and reproductive health services in Pakistan in two key areas: modern contraceptive services and maternal and newborn health care. Estimates are presented at both the national and subnational levels. Results are estimated for women aged 15–49 and their newborns needing these services. The current levels of services provided and the health benefits that accrue from current services are shown, as well as the savings that would accrue if the public health sector were to meet 100 percent of service needs. The costs of current services and of fulfilling the unmet need for services are estimated, based on public-sector costs for services, including the cost savings that would result from meeting all needs for contraceptive services and maternal and newborn health care simultaneously. This report is part of the ongoing Adding It Up project by the Guttmacher Institute, international organizations, and a number of country-specific organizations, including the Population Council, Pakistan.
Sundaram, Aparna, Rubina Hussain, Zeba Sathar, Sabahat Hussain, Emma Pliskin, and Eva Weissman. 2019. "Adding it up: Costs and benefits of meeting the contraceptive and maternal and newborn health needs of women in Pakistan." New York: Guttmacher Institute.