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Department for International Development

The Department for International Development (DFID) is a United Kingdom government department responsible for administrating overseas development aid. The goal of the department is "to promote sustainable development and eliminate world poverty".

DFID is supporting GSM, a local affiliate of Population Services International (PSI) to improve maternal and newborn health by scaling up access to, and use of, modern family planning services through social marketing. The programme focuses on underserved urban and rural areas of 48 districts across Southern Punjab, Nothern Sindh, KPK and FATA; foster an enabling environment for women and men to make healthy reproductive and family planning choices; and strengthen accountability for results by working closely with the government and other stakeholders. With PSI as DFID's primary partner on this grant, GSM is implementing the project together with Rural Support Program Network (RSPN) and HANDS.


KFW Development Bank

On behalf of the Federal Government, KFW Development Bank administers Germany's official Financial Cooperation in more than 100 developing and transition countries, focusing on intervention areas such as energy, education, health and infrastructure. The bank's goal is to help countries fight poverty, maintain peace, protect the environment and shape globalization.

KFW and GSM have a long-standing partnership, initiated in 1996 to improve the quality of health provision at Sabzsitara network clinics, enhance availability and demand for quality reproductive health and maternal and child health products and services in rural areas, establish an Afghan Refugee Clinic in Islamabad, and work on organisational and programme sustainability. The KFW programme runs in 24 districts of KPK, 14 across NP, 4 in GB and 4 in AJK.

US-based Private Foundations

A US-based private foundation that hopes to improve access to family planning products and services, with focus on long-term family planning methods has been supporting GSM since 2009. The aim of this program is to influence consumer perception on modern contraception, and ensure provision of quality services, using evidence-based programming to improve existing activities. The program runs nationally with a prime focus in Punjab, Sindh and KPK.


The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation has worked with partners around the world to improve the lives of children, families, and communities for over 50 years. In September 2011, GSM, as the implementation partner for Population Services International (PSI), was awarded a four year grant to increase the use of contraceptives in district Faisalabad of Punjab. The aim of this program is to increase contraceptive use and child vaccination services through provision of vouchers among poor women.


Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Programme

USAID works to eliminate extreme global poverty and allows self-governing societies to recognize their potential. The USAID supported MCH Program with a focus in Sindh, aims to improve the health of women and children through enhanced service delivery and strengthened health systems. With PSI as prime, GSM was awarded a one-year project to develop a comprehensive behavior change strategy for adoption and implementation by all MCH implementing partners.


The Maternal and Newborn Health Programme Research and Advocacy Fund (RAF)

In rural areas, community midwives (CMWs) play a critical role in providing health services to women and children. An assessment of CMWs in rural Pakistan conducted by the Population Council indicated deficiencies in their knowledge pertaining to various aspects of maternal and neonatal health, suggesting the need for overall skills development. GSM was awarded a grant by the Maternal and Newborn Health Programme-Research and Advocacy Fund to harness CMW skills and practices so that they are more effective in providing high-quality services. The RAF funded program ran from January 2012 till June 2014 in 14 districts of the Sindh and Punjab.


The Global Fund

The Global Fund mobilizes and invests nearly US$4 billion annually in supporting projects run by local experts. Working in 140 countries worldwide, Global Fund partners with civil society, the private sector and governments to eliminate deadly disease like AIDS, TB and Malaria.

The TB programme in Pakistan is a public-private partnership between GSM and the principle recipient of the grant, the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP) of the Ministry of Health. The programme's objective is to bridge the gap for TB treatment by pursuing high-quality DOTS enhancement and expansion and strengthening the health system. The programme ran in 22 districts across Pakistan.

Government of Norway

Government of Norway aims to support the Government of Sindh to curb maternal and neonatal mortality rates in Pakistan through UNFPA, and UNICEF. GSM received a grant to implement a voucher-based project through provision of free vouchers to the poorest women in the region to cover antenatal care, delivery, postnatal care, sick newborn care, as well as counselling for child vaccination and family planning. The ultimate objective of the project was to instill sustainable behaviour change and practices amongst the community through women's experience of receiving institutional care facilitated by the provision of the voucher. Families would recognize the benefits of visiting qualified service providers as opposed to delivering at home with the help of traditional birth attendants. The project ran from Janauary 2012 to April 2013 in the districts of Badin and Shikarpur.