The study provides information regarding donation opportunity for setting up antenatal care centers for the rural areas of district Rahim Yar Khan (Punjab). However, such a project could also be feasible and beneficial for other "HARD TO REACH" Areas of Pakistan. The project aimed at providing advocacy to women who are unable to approach the BHUs In distant areas who are unable to approach the trained medical staff and lose their lives in the hands of untrained mid-wife services
In Pakistan, one in 89 women die because of pregnancy and childbirth-related complications, and Pakistan's Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) is 299 per 100,000 live births.Rural women are less likely to have access to a hospital. Maternal mortality is a problem in Pakistan due to a shortage of doctors, nurses and beds at government hospitals. Many of the regular staff members are postgraduate trainees who are not able to handle pregnancy related complications.
Outcome variables are neonatal and infant mortality, low birth rate Women attending at least one ANC visit have a 1.04% reduced probability of their newborn dying within the first month after birth and a 1.07% points lower probability of experiencing death of their child within the first year of life. ANC visits will significantly relate to lower mortality outcomes. Skilled Staff and trainee can help to reduce this mortality rate.
Advocacy is central for sustainability of this project, continuing to function after the end of the program. Through this project they will be not limited to on papers only, but become more strengthen in line with promotion and advocacy of Safe Motherhood initiative at district level with clearly defined role. This initiative will be supported through capacity building to play a leading role in the recovery of Safe Motherhood initiative at local level through innovative ideas.