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The Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN) project was implemented by a consortium including the Population Council to assist the Government of Pakistan to improve the status of maternal and newborn health in 10 districts. PAIMAN strategized specific interventions designed to improve awareness and promote positive maternal and neonatal health behaviors; to increase access to maternal and child health services; to improve service quality in the public and private sectors to manage obstetric and neonatal complications; to increase the capacity of healthcare system managers and providers in maternal and neonatal health; and to improve management and integration of services at all levels. This endline report concludes that PAIMAN had a positive impact on overall maternal and neonatal health indicators. Two of the most notable changes are improvements in skilled birth assistance and declines in neonatal and perinatal mortality. The challenge now is to scale up those interventions that had the greatest impact on maternal and neonatal indicators, and to create the sustainable framework that will allow women and newborns across the country to reap the benefit of the PAIMAN project’s successes.






Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)