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OBJECTIVE Demonstrate the effective use of community-based evidence for health promotion by Lady Health Workers (LHWs) in Sindh, Pakistan. METHODS A baseline study on mothers and children provided local evidence for risk communication tools designed and tested by LHWs. The communities were randomized to intervention and control. LHWs visited women before(More)
BACKGROUND The government of Pakistan introduced devolution in 2001. Responsibility for delivery of most health services passed from provincial to district governments. Two national surveys examined public opinions, use, and experience of health services in 2001 and 2004, to assess the impact of devolution on these services from the point of view of the(More)
Worldwide, many women who experience domestic violence keep their experience secret. Few report to official bodies. In a national survey of abuse against women in Pakistan, we examined factors related to disclosure: women who had experienced physical violence telling someone about it. In focus groups, we explored why women do not report domestic violence.(More)
1. The household sample by province 20 2. Household features by province (weighted %) 20 3. Reasons for contacting union councillor among contacts in the last 12 months in 2004 and 2002 24 4. Who households would contact if they needed something done for their community 27 5. Who households would contact if they needed something done for their community(More)
This article describes the first national survey of violence against women in Pakistan from 2001 to 2004 covering 23,430 women. The survey took account of methodological and ethical recommendations, ensuring privacy of interviews through one person interviewing the mother-in-law while another interviewed the eligible woman privately. The training module for(More)
oversaw all steps of the the field implementation. We thank Dr Sayed-Fazel Rabbani, advisor to the minister, ministry of public health (MOPH), Afghanistan, for his support and advice throughout the work, and his assistant, Eng Dilawar. We are grateful to the deputy minister of public health, Dr Faizulllah Kakar and the members of the project steering group(More)
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