The World Health Organization estimates that 585,000 women die from pregnancy-related conditions each year. Pregnancy-related conditions, including dysfunctional labor, hemorrhage, infection, toxemia, and unsafe abortion, are the leading cause of death among women of reproductive age in many developing countries. The Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN) is a five-year project funded by USAID. Its goal is to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in Pakistan, through viable initiatives and capacity building of existing programs and structures within health systems and communities to ensure improvements and supportive linkages in the continuum of health care for women from the home to the hospital. One of the five strategic objectives of PAIMAN is to increase awareness and promote positive maternal and neonatal health behaviors. This report describes the process and results of community surveys carried out in the selected union councils of five districts: Dera Ghazi Khan, Jhelum, Lasbella, Rawalpindi, and Sukkur. The overall goal is to assess the knowledge and attitudes of married women regarding maternal and newborn health issues.
Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN). 2008. "Assessment of knowledge and attitudes of married women on maternal and newborn health (MNH) in selected union councils of project districts." Islamabad: Population Council.
Pakistan Initiative for Mothers and Newborns (PAIMAN)
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