This report documents the findings from a five-day study tour of Pakistani officials to Bangladesh, organized by the Population Council, to afford an opportunity for representatives of both the Ministry of Health and Population Welfare to learn from the experience of Bangladesh in introducing emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) through their National Public Health System. One of the recommendations was to enhance the availability of emergency contraception in Pakistan by making it available through outlets of the health system, especially through the network of the community-based Lady Health Workers (LHWs). There is a high unmet need for ECP in LHW areas, therefore, it is recommended that the ECP program be scaled up throughout the country in a phased manner. There is need for supportive monitoring and supervision of the program as well as the use of mass media to improve awareness of the option.
Mahmood, Arshad and Yasir Bin Nisar. 2012. "Introduction of emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) through lady health workers (LHWs) program in Pakistan: Findings of an evaluation study." Islamabad: Population Council.
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