Population Welfare Program is cross cutting theme in every development program. the prime mediate of the department is to ensure access of Family Planning, Reproductive Health, antenatal and post natal care to masses of Balochistan especially to eligible couples. To achieve this mandates of the Government population Welfare Department is providing services through a network of service delivery outlets i.e Family Welfare Centers, Mobile Service units, Social Mobilizers and close coordination with national and international partners working on Family Planning and Reproductive Health. There is huge amount of relation between Population Growth andsoco economic development which is proven. Our neighboring country Iran and Banglades (ex province of Pakistan) have made manifold progress though investment in the filed of Family Planning and Reproductive Health. We are still behind the countires in a lot of development indicators. If we do not heed on the population issue the population will further grow in the coming years and making it rather bigger challenge for families and the government. Now we can see that cities are overcrowded, while masses are suffer due to weaker health of mother and child. The provincial government is committed to support and invest in Family Planning Program so that Pakistan particulary Balochistan could lead to the path of development.
Recognizing the development needs of the province, the Population Welfare Department Balochistan is committed to provide an enabling environment to the communities where every pregnancy is wanted, every child is safe and the young people are provided with the opportunity to fulfill their potentials. Reproductive health and family planning services are the primary mandate of the department, which are being provided through the static and outreach services in the province. Moreover; the Population Welfare Department is working in close coordination with the department of health, PPHI and other national and international organizations for ensuring quality of care, with the focus to provide reliable access to modern contraceptives sufficient to benefit the communities.
To reduce unwanted fertility and to have healthy generation, the energetic teams of the Population Welfare Department are making their utmost efforts to provide awareness to the people through social mobilization, health education and promotional health interventions, with the aim to generate demand for reproductive health services and to remove misconceptions about family planning. This will surely lead to the realization of reproductive rights, access to sexual and reproductive services for accepting voluntary family planning, maternal health care and healthy generation.
Population Welfare Programme in Pakistan is being funded by the Federal Government since its inception (1966). Despite provincalization of Programme in 1983 and in 2002 the financing continued by the Federal Government through PC-I of Five Year Plan of Population Welfare Programme to all the Provinces. Last PC-I concluded in 2008. During 2008-10 programme was financed through lump sum anticipatory grant.
The issue of financing of Population Welfare Programm was considered by the Federal Government and the then Federal Minister for Finance Mr. Shaukat Tareen agreed for provision of Rs. 49 billion for Population Welfare Programme, this meeting was also attended by Provincial Finance and Population Welfare Ministers.
In pursuance of 18th constitutional amendment Regional Training Institutes and Multipurpose Services Centre of Ministry of Population Welfare were also devolved to Provinces in addition to Population Welfare Programme in December, 2010.
Balochistan, the largest of the four provinces of Pakistan, spreads over an area of 347,190 Sq, Kms., forming 43.6 per cent of the total area of Pakistan. It has clustered population and is smallest in proportion as compared to that of other provinces. Its population, according to 2017 census, is 12.344 Million with the growth rate of 3.37%.The CPR (Contraceptive Prevalence Rate) is 20%, having a low density per square kilometer. Physically, Balochistan is an extensive plateau of rough terrain divided into basins by ranges of sufficient heights and ruggedness. Broadly, Balochistan geographic area can be divided in to four distinct zones: Upper high lands, lower high lands, plains, and deserts. Population Welfare Department Balochistan is the main organization responsible to manage family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services in Balochistan. The functions of the Department have been set under Rules of Business, 1986 and in pursuance of the 18th Constitutional Amendment 2010. The responsibilities include policy formulation and implementation, legislation, financing, procurement, human resource development, information management, donor coordination, and monitoring and evaluation. As part of the Federation, the Department is bound to make contributions towards all international commitments including FP2020 and sustainable development (SDGs) goals, as part of Pakistan’s commitment. It is expected that in the post-devolution scenario, financing of the department and all its activities to be supported through its recurrent budget and the Public Sector Development Programs (PSDP).
The PWD facilities provide all modern FP services and commodities which are delivered through different static facilities and mobile/outreach services. Promotional efforts for awareness raising and counseling for FP services, including conventional and clinical methods, and male and female contraceptive surgeries are mandated by the Department, The Department has a network of facilities to provide family planning services in all districts of Balochistan. The family planning service package by PWD is ‘standalone’ and several stakeholders desire it to integrate with maternal and child health services to make it attractive and easier for women to access it.
Administrative Setup/ Service Delivery System
- Provincial Administrative Secretariat
- Directorate General of Population Welfare, Balochistan
- District Population Welfare Offices
- Tehsil Population Welfare offices
- Reproductive Health Service A Center
- Mobile Service Units
- Family Welfare Centers
- Family Welfare Health Clinic.
- Social Mobilzer’s
A prosperous, healthy, educated, and knowledge-based society for Balochistan where every pregnancy is planned, every child is nurtured and cared for that enjoy quality of life.
The Population Welfare Programme of Balochistan seeks to achieve population stabilization and sustainable human development in the province by the year 2025.
The Population Welfare Programme in Balochistan strives to provide high quality and voluntary family planning and reproductive Health Services at accessible and affordable terms to all segments of the society on the one hand and creates awareness among the masses of the province about hazards of overpopulation through print and electronic media on the other hand.
Short Term objectives (targeted Year 2020):
- Achieve universal access to safe and quality Reproductive Health/Family Planning services.
- Increase Contraceptive Prevalence Rate from 20% to 25%;
- Decrease total fertility rate from 4.2 to 4.0 births per woman;
- Reduce unmet need for FP from 31% to 25%;
- Reduce Population Growth Rate from 2.05% to 1.8% per annum;
- Enhanced youth empowerment through offer of comprehensive reproductive health and rights knowledge and services.
- Reduce early marriages, promote breastfeeding, and avoid later age pregnancies.
Long Term Objectives (Targeted year 2025):
- Raise contraceptive prevalence rate from 20% to 30%
- Attain replacement level fertility by 2040.
- Reduce Annual Population Growth Rate from 2.05% to 1.8%
- Reduction in reproductive morbidities and mortalities
- To achieve 100 % registration of births/deaths, marriages and pregnancy by 2040.
- To achieve stable population in the province by 2025/2050.
Provision of services
- Family Planning information, counseling, services and follow-up for all family planning methods including implants and contraceptive surgery.
- MCH services through static facility as well as through satellite clinics.
- Infant health care including nutritional advice, growth monitoring and treatment of common ailments.
- Regular health education sessions on topics according to the need of the community through Gatherings like “Mohalla Sangat” to create awareness on small family norm, female literacy, human rights and gender equity.
- Orientation sessions for elected female Councilors on topics such as family planning, population and development, gender equity and status of women in Islam..
- Referrals of hardcore cases of family planning, infertility, HIV/AIDs and those seeking contraceptive surgery/implants to appropriate facility.
- Coordination with line departments and civil society organizations for creating awareness and provision of family planning and reproductive health services.
- To reduce the unmet need of family planning by making services more accessible through mobile service units.
- To muster local support for Programme through interacting with elected councilors and other opinion leaders and promoting better understanding and need for reproductive health care.
Population Welfare Department, Balochistan is striving for the wellbeing of masses in order to sanitize about small, healthy educated family. The objective of the program is to provide the Family Planning and Reproductive Health facilities on door step to eligible couples. Beside other indicators, health, population with joint level activities will able to address the high MMR and also minimize high un-met need in the province. Planning in each sector will not sprout fruit whenever, all the sectors will not catch the grass rout level issues.
Regional Training Institute
LIST OF EMPLOYEES OF REGIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE, (ATTACHED DEPARTMENT) QUETTA
Regional Training Institutes
The Regional Training Institute Quetta, Balochistan came into being 0n 1st July 1974 in a rented building, and established on 1st july 1995 in its own building. After 18th amendment and consequent devolution of the Population Welfare Departments to the provinces, One Regional Training Institutes situated in Quetta, Balochistan was handed over to the Population Welfare Department, Balochistan.
Today Pakistan faces unprecedented challenges including climate change, food and water shortages and a severe energy crisis, all of which are aggravated by a rapidly increasing population. Rapid population growth is contributing to environmental degradation and depletion of natural resources, all of which are finite. Therefore we are left with the necessity of controlling population numbers.
Pakistan exhibits highest growth rate among the South Asian countries in spite of change in fertility trends during last three decades. In order to address this issue, the Population Welfare Department Balochistan has brought a paradigm shift from Family Planning to Reproductive Health Services. A strong commitment to control population growth and to provide Reproductive Health Services especially to the marginalized is the priority of the department. As an initiative, the Population Welfare Department Government of Balochistan has involved the religious community in the advocacy campaign for Family Planning. This strategy has proved quite successful in shifting public opinion in favor of Family Planning Programmes. Further, specially designed interactive campaigns have been developed and are being launched to address special groups such as policy makers, opinion leaders, youths and adolescents. The involvement of civil society, religious leaders, media and NGOs for promotion and acceptance of family planning services is pivotal for Population Welfare in Balochistan.
It is the commitment of the Population Welfare Department, Government of the Balochistan to provide all people the right to enjoy reproductive health, which is a basis for having healthy children, intimate relationship and happy families. The Balochistan Population Policy 2017 encompasses a vision of a healthy, prosperous and knowledge based society where every family is planned, every member nurtured and all citizens are provided with the opportunity to attain improvement in the quality of their lives. Intersectoral collaboration and individual responsibility on the part of men and women to control family size is vital to help us achieve this vision.
The Population Welfare Programme, Balochistan provides Reproductive Health Services, mainly family planning information and services, maternal and child health (MCH) care services. Since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the Programme has expanded its focus to include more components related to Reproductive Health such as Reproductive Tract Infections (RTIs), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Infertility, Adolescent Health problems, etc. as per the 9 essential components of the Reproductive Health Package for Pakistan, which are as follows:
- Screening/early detection of breast and cervical cancers
- Management of infertility
- Management of RH-related issues of men, including male involvement and prostate cancer
- Management of other RH-related issues of elderly women
- Management of RH-related issues of adolescents
- Prevention and management of RTls/STls and HIV/AIDS
- Infant health care (newborn to children up to 1 year old)
- Maternal health care, including safe motherhood and pre & post abortion care to avoid complications
Comprehensive FP services for females and males
Regional Training Institute the overall improvement of Reproductive Health status of people of Pakistan through
- Human Resource Development
- Capacity Building of Service Providers
- Family Planning & Contraception
- Maternal and Child Health Care
The main mission of Regional Training Institute is to create a competent cadre of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Service providers through imparting high quality competency based training.
The Mission of Regional Training Institute is to create a competent cadre of Service providers through imparting high quality competency based training in Family Planning / Reproductive Health and Population & Development.
Function of RTI:
- FWWs 24 months basic training to meet the staff requirement of the programme and the private sector & NGOs
- In-service training to medical officers of Family Health Clinics, MSU and doctors in the management hierarchy of the programme
- Pre-service training to female FWAs immediately after their selection
- Career development courses for programme personnel like Assistant Sister Tutors (AST), Field Technical Officers (FTOs), and FWCs, FWWs and master trainers
- Orientation/refresher training courses for doctors and paramedics on Family Planning & Reproductive Health Package
- Training of service providers (medics & paramedics) deployed at the service delivery outlets of PLDs, PPSOs, NGOs and RMP component
- Devise innovative training programme based on feedback received from the field to suit service delivery requirements.
The Population Welfare Department Balochistan has outlined its goals as follows:
- Stabilize population growth as an essential requirement for promoting sustainable development with equitable distribution through vigorous implementation of inter-sectoral strategies
- Reduce fertility to contain population momentum by improving access to quality of reproductive health care through integrated service delivery
- Facilitate and guide relevant sectors to achieve SDG objectives related to universal access to reproductive health care services aimed at promoting general welfare of population.
Admission is given to the local as well as domicile resident of the province Balochistan on the following basis on :
- Selection criteria of trainees of Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC).
- Matriculation with Science subject having 45% marks.
- Age between 15-30 years.
|S.No.||Name||Designation||Telephone /Cell No.|
|1.||Mr. Juma Khan Kakar||Principal (B-18)||0333-7959699|
|2.||Mr. Muhammad Arif||Deputy Principal (B-18)||0332-7889584|
|3.||Dr. Sameena Naseem||Senior Instructor (B-18)||0333-7869687|
|4.||Dr. Tahira Jaffar||Senior Instructor (B-18)||0333-7916992|
|5.||Dr. Huma Seher||Instructor (B-17)||0333-7815217|
|6.||Mrs. Khushnood Akhtar||Sister Tutor (B-17)||0334-2474589|
|7.||Ms. Zakia Jameel||Instructor (B-17)|
|8.||Mr. Asad Amin||Accountant (B-16)|
|9.||Mr. Tariq Aziz||Assistant (B-16)|
Population growth in Pakistan and in Balochistan in glance.
|Census year||Pakistan’s Population (million)||Baluchistan’s population (millions)||Balochistan as % of Pakistan’s Population|
- Project id no z2017,0132, with the name of population welfare program of rs. 875.00 million for the year 201720. Now caped
|Project Name||Estimated cost||Amount released 2017-18||Utilization 2017-18||Amount released 2018-19||
|Amount Released 2019-20||
( Ongoing Projects) GoB/FPA
|875.000 Million||135.000 million||Amount lapsed||50.000 Million||50.000 Million||70.000 million||65.000 Million|
New scheme for population welfare department
|Summary and cost of the activities for the new scheme PWD 500 Million|
|1||Scholarship for PWD employee for getting higher education/training||2.00 M|
|2||Scholarship for students of RTI||6.00 M|
|3||Construction of Population Welfare Offices||267.00 M|
|4||Capacity Building of service providers of Health, PPHI, NGOs and PWD.||45.555 M|
|5||Advocacy seminar, workshop, symposium, debate and sports activities||9.00 M|
|6||Involvement of youth through advocacy and awareness program.||10.00 M|
|7||Involvement of Ulmah/Khateeb as guest speaker.||1.00 M|
|8||USSD Techonology||7.94 M|
|9||Procurement of Contraceptives for PWD, Health, PPHI and NGOs||93.575 M|
|10||Expansion plan for Mobile Service Units||57.93 M|
Government of Balochistan
Population Welfare Department, Civil Secretariat, Block-4, 2nd Floor Quetta.
Director General Office: Phone/Fax: 9213238.Office 081-9213236
Address: Last Brewery Bus Stop. Western By Pass. Population Welfare, Opposite Fatimah Chest Hospital, Quetta.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (2015)
Population Welfare Department
|Secretary-Population Welfare Department||081-9202361|
|PS to Secy||081-9202361 – Cell:03033819353|
Director General of Population Welfare
|Principal Regional Training Institute||081-2672659|
|Dy: Director (M&E)||081-9213242|
|Dy: Director (F&M)||081-9213241|
|Dy: Director (A&C)||081-9213246|
|Dy: Director (Technical)||081-9213245|
|S No||NAME OF DISTRICT||DPWO NAME||PHONE NO||CELL #|
|1.||DPWO, Quetta||Ayoub Khan (BPS-19)||081-5211554||0333-7900587|
|2.||DPWO Mastung||Nasir Khan (BPS-18)||0843-895506||0335-7958193|
|3.||DPWO, Kalat||Abdul Sattar Duranni (BPS-17)||0844-210507||0332-7811404|
|4.||DPWO, Khuzdar||Hafiz Faiz Akhtar (BPS-19)||0848-412650||0333-7869074|
|5.||DPWO, Lasbela||Abdullah Jan (BPS-16)||0853-302577||0333-7006034|
|6.||DPWO, Gawadar||Sirtaj (BPS-16)||0864-211113||0332-2736334|
|7.||DPWO, Panjgur||Aslam Shah (BPS-17)||0855-642450||0332-7885412|
|8.||DPWO, Turbat||Sirtaj (BPS-16)||0852-412118||0332-2736334|
|10.||DPWO, Washuk||Abdullah Jan||0313-8126773|
|11.||DPWO, Kharan||Abdullah Jan||0847-510894||0313-8126773|
|12.||DPWO, Chaghi||Obaidullah (BPS-16)||0825-211566||0301-3706336|
|13.||DPWO, Nushki||Abdul Sattar Shahwani (BPS-18)||0825-872488||0333-7804638|
|14.||DPWO, Dhadar/ Kachhi||Javed Baloch (BPS-18)||0832-415540||0332-2009000|
|15.||DPWO, Sibi||Abdul Sattar Baloch (BPS-19)||0833-500370||0332-5472694|
|16.||DPWO, Nasirabad||Abdul Sattar Baloch (BPS-19))||0838-710455||0332-5472694|
|17.||DPWO, Jaffarabad||Muhammad Arif||0838-510993||0332-7889584|
|18.||DPWO, Derabugti||Zafar Jamali (BPS-16)||0835-410780||0333-3715949|
|19.||DPWO, Barkhan||Habibullah (BPS-16)||0829-668299||0333-7780771|
|20.||DPWO, Kohlu||Eid Muhammad||0829-501921||0333-6063138|
|21.||DPWO, Musakhail||Nadeem Yousaf (BPS-16)||0828-611228||0333-7821036|
|22.||DPWO, Loralai||Zakria (BPS-18)||0824-410124||0333-0204791|
|23.||DPWO, Zhob||Muhammad Haseeb(BPS-18)||0822-413283||0333-7956252|
|24.||DPWO, Killa Saifullaha||Habibullah (BPS-16)||0828-611228||0333-7780771|
|26.||DPWO, Killa Abdullaha||Dawoood Luni (BPS-16)||0826-612920||0333-7715304|
|27.||DPWO, Pishin||Jumma Khan (BPS-18)||0826-420441||0333-7959699|
|28.||DPWO, Ziarat||Muhammad Farooq (B-16)||0833-560287||0332-7889584|
|29.||DPWO, Jhal Magsi||Mumtaz Magsi (BPS-16)||0837-430234||0334-2443099|
|30.||DPWO, Harnai||Akram Musakhail (BPS-17)||03328334304|
|31.||DPWO Jhal Magsi||Mumtaz Magsi (BPS-16)||0837-430234||0334-2443099|
|32.||DPWO Duki||Ahmed khan (BPS-16)||0333-2928473|