This is a summary of the Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN) project’s endline report. The project interventions fell into two broad areas: 1) health systems upgradation and 2) behavior change communication/community mobilization. The thrust of PAIMAN efforts were aimed at reducing the health risk to mothers and newborns by increasing knowledge of danger signs, risks and birth preparedness and, most importantly, improving antenatal and delivery practices. The report concludes that PAIMAN has had a positive impact on overall maternal and neonatal health indicators; success has been recorded in almost all areas, albeit with varying degrees of coverage and impact. 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). 2010. "Improving maternal and neonatal health: Measuring the impact of the PAIMAN project in ten districts in Pakistan—A Summary: Comparing baseline and endline survey findings (2005-2010)." Islamabad: The PAIMAN Project, JSI Research and Training Institute.
Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)