Rahnuma - Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP)
Country of Operation
- Rahnuma - Family Planning Associaition of Pakistan (FPAPNot-for-profit
- Pakistan RailwaysFor-profit
- Pakistan Armed ForcedGovernment
- Azad Jamu and Kashmir GovernmentGovernment
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryRahnuma - Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP) works through various programs to increase access to quality and affordable health care aimed at women and young girls in the civil society of Pakistan.
FPAP is committed to promoting Family Planning and Sexual & Reproductive Health as a basic human right and providing sustainable and quality sexual & reproductive health and family planning services to men, women and youth in partnership with government, NGOs and civil society by improving the quality of life of the poor and marginalized.
Key program components
Rahnuma – FPAP focuses on issues surrounding the sexual and reproductive health of the whole family as a concern for the total well being of women, children, families, and communities in Pakistan. Rahnuma's policies are primarily implemented through FPAP’s Family Health Hospitals (FHH), Family Health Clinics, and Reproductive Health Extension Programs. These hospitals, clinics, and programs provide services in family planning, reproductive health, safe motherhood, child survival and management of sexually transmitted diseases. FHHs are operational at various levels in Lahore, Karachi, Badin, Mand, Quetta, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Chakwal and Gilgit, and work as first referral health facilities. These hospitals are linked to the community by providing services at the doorstep through extension services programs such as the Reproductive Health Extension Program and also act as resource and training center for building the capacity of the service providers in the Family Health Clinics. In Rahnuma's implementation practices they take a five point focus: * **Family Planning:** Being the topmost priority of FPAP, family planning covers the provision of safe and quality clinical, non-clinical, spacing and terminal methods to clients without discrimination, strictly on the basis of voluntary acceptance and informed choice with no coercion. * **Sexual & Reproductive Health (SRH):** Sexual and reproductive health services including contraceptive information and services are provided to clients without any discrimination. * **Abortion:** FPAP aims at minimizing abortion by increasing access to contraceptives services, promotion of emergency contraception and capacity building of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs). * **Adolescent/Youth:** Rahnuma focuses on instilling civic responsibility and education on what constitutes a responsible family life in the adolescents and youth (falling in the age bracket of 10-19 years) of Pakistan. * **STI/HIV/AIDS:** Rahnuma focuses on reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS in Pakistan and also provides care and support for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Rahnuma started serving poor and marginalized people of Pakistan as the Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP) in 1953, as one of the pioneers in providing family planning services and advocating for small family norms in Pakistan. It expanded its work through community based infrastructure by establishing family welfare centers in peri-urban and rural areas.
This program serves more than 169,150 clients per month and 2,039,408 per year.