Pakistan’s rapid population growth places great strain on the government to adequately respond to the needs of the populace. A firm commitment to strong family planning and reproductive health in Pakistan could not only improve the health of the people, but contribute to a wide range of transformational development opportunities, including reduction of poverty; conservation of natural resources; promotion of gender equality; mitigation of the impact of climate change; reduction in the potential for conflict, particularly amongst youth; and much more. This USAID-funded Health Policy Plus paper details the major contributions family planning can make across multiple sectors, beyond health, in Pakistan.
Harris, S. and J. Gribble. 2018. 17 Reasons to Invest in Family Planning in Pakistan: Accelerating Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus. USAID DEC: PA-00T-137
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