Experts appreciate 'Maternal, Child Week' initiative in country.


LAHORE -- Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural Studies Director Prof Dr Rubina Zakar said on Tuesday that Maternal and Child Week programme, supported by UNICEF, has effectively provided maternal, neonatal and child health services to target populations.

It met community needs and raised health awareness by using Pakistan's existing network of outreach workers, albeit with regional variations.

She was speaking at a workshop on evaluations of programmes, organised by the Institute of Social and Cultural Studies for young researchers and scholars.

The aim of the workshop was to engage young researchers in programme evaluations. UNICEF's representative Dr Mussarrat Yousuf from New York on video-link, faculty members and a large number of students participated in the workshop.

Dr Runina said young people could be agent of change in their communities if they were provided with skills and opportunities needed to explore their potential.

She said evaluation was integral to strengthening the quality of programme and improving their outcomes...

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