Still in Need: Reproductive Health Care for Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Wednesday, October 1, 2003
Women's Refugee Commission
Southern Asia

The Women's Commission conducted a reproductive health (RH) assessment focused on the implementation of priority RH activities among Afghan refugees in the Northwest Frontier, Baluchistan and Punjab provinces of Pakistan from August 2002 through June 2003. The assessment of these priority RH activities, also known as Minimum Initial Services Package (MISP), revealed that while isolated efforts have been made to improve the quantity and quality of reproductive health care for Afghan refugees in Pakistan, many programs are limited to traditional maternal and child health care services, and the quality of RH care is a significant concern.