Population Welfare Department Punjab

  • Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, 05309
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  • Founded Date January 1, 1900
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  • Founded Since 1850

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The overall vision of the Punjab Population Policy 2017 is to promote a prosperous, healthy and knowledge-based society where every family is planned, every member is nurtured and all citizens are given the opportunity and choice to improve their quality of life.

The province of Punjab with an estimated population of over 103 million (2016) faces the challenge of addressing issues of economic development and poverty alleviation. Although it houses more than 50 percent of the total population with 26 percent of the country’s land area, it is experiencing the major impact of its rapid population growth. The population density is currently estimated at 490 persons/sq. kilometers. Such a heavy load, against the background of low socio-economic indicators, not only dilutes the results of development efforts, but also creates an unacceptable level of demand for limited resources to meet the needs of the additional population. Generating more resources for improving living conditions thus becomes a difficult task. In the past, high population growth has contributed significantly to the community living below the poverty line. Based on current growth patterns, the population of Punjab is expected to double after 36 years. It is feared that the economy cannot sustain this growth, and even under the most favorable assumptions, no improvement in quality of life seems possible. The current population trend is therefore a matter of great concern.

Addressing high population growth should undoubtedly be a focal point in the overall planning perspective. The need to pursue an effective population program at all levels cannot be ignored or overstated. Differences in the geographic distribution of the population, which are more concentrated in the northern districts of the province than in the southern districts, differ in terrain and in culture, and to top it off the choice of birth distance adoption by couples that are purely voluntary are some of the challenges the department faces in addressing the burgeoning population.
The Punjab Population Welfare Department has outlined its goals as follows:

Stabilizing population growth as a vital requirement for promoting equitable sustainable development through vigorous implementation of cross-sectoral strategies
Reduce fertility to limit population momentum by improving access to quality reproductive health care through integrated services
Facilitate and guide relevant sectors to achieve SDG goals related to universal access to reproductive health care, aimed at promoting the general well-being of the population
In addition, the department has its objectives, which are:

  • Reduce the desired family size to 2.5 by 2020 through an effective population communication and education program focused on small family size and its relationship with human well-being and environmental safety
  • Actively promote three messages about healthy timing and gestational distance to reach all women by 2020
  • Provide necessary contraceptive protection at all service points for 2015-2020
  • Reach a fertility level of 3.3 births per woman by 2020
  • Universal access to safe and quality family planning and reproductive health services in the province’s most remote and remote areas by 2025
  • Increase contraceptive prevalence to 60 percent by 2030
  • Quickly aim for a replacement level of 2.1 births by 2030

In order to achieve maximum results, the department has devised precise and decisive strategies. The department aims to:

  • Develop and launch advocacy campaigns to target special groups such as policy makers, opinion leaders, youth and adolescents
  • Increase stakeholder ownership of population issues and strengthen their participation in the service delivery and program design processes
  • Reduce the unmet need for family planning services by making quality family planning and RH services available to all couples who want to limit or give their children space
  • Shift from goal-oriented to people-centered needs and services
  • Provide quality services, especially to the poor, disadvantaged and unserved populations in rural areas and urban slums
  • Coordinate and monitor a comprehensive network of family planning and reproductive health services
  • Build strong partnerships with relevant line ministries, provincial trade departments, especially health, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, including the industrial sector to maintain family planning standards by providing assistance and guidance through advocacy, training, monitoring and other means of participation and quality assurance
  • Strengthening the contribution to population activities by civil society actors, in particular NGOs and media
  • Increasing the role of the private sector in making contraceptives accessible and affordable through social marketing of contraceptives
  • Decentralize program management and services to provincial and district levels

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