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The Population Council was the lead implementing agency for the Family Advancement for Life and Health (FALAH) project in Pakistan. The project’s main objectives were to achieve a 10 percent increase in the use of moden contraceptives, to equip 80 service delivery points to provide family planning services, and to ensure birth-spacing understanding and ways to achieve it by three-quarters of the target population. The main conclusion of this research is that a sharp uptake of family planning is possible in a relatively short time, if certain investments are made to ensure better communication and greater access to quality family planning services, particularly in the public sector. The FALAH approach was based on addressing communication challenges that have prevented rapid contraception uptake, and the improvement of services to ensure that once couples have addressed communication obstacles, the services they require are available within reasonable distances and at affordable costs. Pakistan can rapidly raise its contraceptive prevalence which can bring the fertility rate down; such a decline in fertility will have a positive impact on all of the country’s development indicators





Family Advancement for Life and Health (FALAH)