Karachi: Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Programme (MCH), which aims at providing at least 80 per cent of families across 15 districts of Sindh with quality healthcare services, was signed by the mission director of USAID Pakistan, John Groarke, and Sindh Health Secretary Saeed Ahmed Mangnejo and Population Welfare Secretary Muhammad Saleem Raza.
Under the MoU, the USAID will assist the Sindh government to provide families with maternal, newborn and child health services as well as integrated family planning to reduce maternal and child deaths.
Speaking on the occasion, John Groarke said with bilateral cooperation reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health can be improved in the province.
“Together, we can develop key policies and programmes to deliver high-quality health services to a population in need,” he added.
US Consul General Brian Heath said the United States has always showed its support for improving the accessibility and quality of healthcare services available to Pakistanis.
“The main goal of the programme is to reduce maternal and infant illness and mortality. This includes working together to reach ambitious targets, such as decreasing the newborn mortality rate from 54 to 50 deaths per 1,000 live births,” he added.