The Demographic Health Survey Project supports the implementation of the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 201213. This survey provides highquality data and analysis to support evidencebased health policymaking and programming in Pakistan. The survey is similar to ones funded by the U.S. Government in 85 countries over the last 27 years. A previous Pakistan DHS supported by USAID was released in 20062007, and it focused on providing data about the status of key maternal and child health and family planning indicators in the country.
In order to complement investments in building management and technical capacity to deliver quality health services, USAID also supports targeted infrastructure improvement. USAID's support includes minor renovations, facility expansions, and new construction designed to be very energy efficient and to incorporate green-building technology. The Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS) Project supports the construction of a new 150 bed hospital in Jacobabad, a city in one of the poorest areas of Pakistan in northern Sindh province.
USAID's new Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Program comprises of five major components, which work through a public-private partnership mix, including the Government of Pakistan (GOP), the private sector, the philanthropic sector, non-governmental organizations, local civil society, and community organizations. These components are: 1) family planning and reproductive health services, 2) maternal, newborn, and child health services; 3) health communications; 4) health commodities and supplies; and 5) health systems strengthening.
The Teacher Education Project (TEP) is a nationwide program to standardize and improve the quality of preservice and continuing teacher education and training. The project works in close partnership with the federal and provincial governments, the Higher Education Commission, provincial Departments of Education, 23 universities, and 79
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Support Program is helping Pakistani society recover from humanitarian and economic crises by strengthening the country's university system. The program is not only providing budgetary support to universities in conflictaffected areas but is also making available stateoftheart laboratory equipment to improve the quality of research and instruction in areas critical to Pakistan's economic and social development.
Last updated: March 30, 2015