Population experts, government officials gather to discuss improving population health.

ISLAMABAD -- Today marks the end of the two: day learning event by DAFPAK, a leading organization dedicated to improving population health outcomes in Pakistan, focused on ensuring a brighter future for Pakistan, titled 'Pakistan's Population: A Brighter Future For All.'

Delivering Accelerated Family Planning In Pakistan (DAFPAK) is a APS90m Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) programme that aims to improve family planning outcomes across Pakistan by improving access to family planning services for the most vulnerable and disseminating messages for the common good under a platform called KhairKhwah.

Jo Moir, Development Director of the British High Commission in Pakistan in her opening remarks of Day 2 further expanded on the Commission's agenda and said, 'Two years ago, the UK made a significant commitment to work with all our partners to end preventable deaths of mothers, newborns and young children by 2030. Within that programme, comprehensive reproductive and sexual health rights are absolutely crucial. Population dynamics are also central to a country's development so even beyond the health space, family planning really matters and is one of the key reasons why we are so focused on this agenda.'

During a plenary session focused on Sustaining and Scaling Up Family Planning Investments: Perspectives on Future Strategies, Zeba Sathar, Country Director, Population Council, said, 'The four things instrumental in achieving family planning in Pakistan are a joint clarity of purpose between all partners and institutions that the country needs a fertility decline, adequate funds...

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