Do you want to get stipends and extra food for better health of mothers and children under the age of two?
What is a Ehsaas Nashonuma Program
This is a conditional health and nutrition financial assistance program of the Government of Pakistan to overcome the problem of stunting in children under 23 months of age. The Ehsaas Nashonuma Program aims to provide the following facilities to control the problem of stunting in children under 23 months of age. The total budget of this program is about Rs. 8.52 billion. All funds for this program are provided entirely by the Government of Pakistan.
Under the first phase, the program started in August 2020. The duration of the program is three years. Since August 2020, the 50 ehsas nashonuma centers have been opened in 14 districts. The Ehsaas centers will be opened in every district. The financial assistance for deserving families will continue for three years.
What is Stunting:
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), stunting is a developmental weakness due to poor diet and persistent infections. In Pakistan, high rates of stunting (40.2%), underweight (28.9%) and vesting (17.7%) indicates the ongoing food crisis in children. Stents negatively affect brain function, organ development, and the immune system, ultimately limiting productivity.
What is the Importance of Ehsaas Nashonuma:
In his first address to the nation, the Prime Minister highlighted malnutrition and vowed to solve this problem. Under the vision of PM Imran Khan, the Ehsaas has introduced a new conditional cash transfer (CCT) program called “Ehsas Nashonuma“.
Benefits and Facilities:
The provision of special nutritious food for pregnant & lactating women, especially children (under 23 months). The purpose of conditional financial assistance quarterly is to facilitate the health and nutrition services for consumers (Rs. 1,500 / – per quarter stipend for pregnant and lactating women and children and Rs. 2,000 / – per child for girls Quarterly stipend) Immunizations for pregnant, lactating women and children (under 23 months)
Note: Breastfeeding, Hygiene and Nutrition Awareness Sessions Prenatal / postnatal care every quarter.
Practical Implementation of Ehsaas Nashonuma Programme:
In the first phase, a pilot project has been launched in 14 districts of the country, which have been selected based on higher stunt rates and in consultation with the concerned provincial health department.
At the tehsil level, 50 Ehsaas Nashonuma Centers have been set up under which all health-related facilities and services can be provided in one place. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been hired as an implementation partner to carry out all program activities.
How To Track A Ehsaas Nashunuma Program:
At the Ehsas Nashonuma Center, deserving mothers and children will be registered in the program through the Ehsas Nashonuma Android application and tracked through this app. Moreover, distribution and consumption will be tracked through the recipient’s barcodes and serial number on the nutritious food packet.
Targets of Nashonuma Program:
- Expected number of beneficiaries
- In the first phase, registration of 221,000 households in 14 districts of Pakistan.
- The scope of the program will be expanded based on the results.
Ehsaas Nashonuma Program 2022 Eligibility Criteria
- All pregnant, lactating women and children under 23 months of age are eligible to register.
- This program focuses on the Kafalat families of the Government of Pakistan.
- The deserving women will be socially mobilized through Lady Health Workers and Lady Health Supervisors.
- Participate in hygiene, breastfeeding and diet awareness sessions
- Vaccination every quarter
- Prenatal and postnatal care quarterly
- Eat at least 90% nutritious food every month.
- In the case of pregnant and lactating women, after a maximum period of 15 months (9 months of pregnancy and 6 months of breastfeeding)
- The maximum period of 23 months for children
Beneficiaries will be excluded from the program in the following cases:
- In case of non-compliance for two consecutive quarters, and
- When the pregnancy is over
Districts Included in the Program
The initial phase of the program includes;
- Upper Dir
- Hatian Bala
Ehsaas Nashonuma Registration Centers List 2022
|Jam pur||THQ Jam Pur||THQ jampur, district Rajanpur|
|Rajan Pur||DHQ Rajan Pur||DHQ Cardic Ward Rajanpur|
|Rojhan||THQ Rojhan||THQ Rojhan, District Rajanpur|
|Shah Wali||Civil hospital Shah Wali||Cival Hospital Shahwali, District Rajanpur|
|Khanewal||DHQ Khanewal||DHQ Peads Ward Khanewal, District
|Kabir Wala||THQ Kabir Wala||THQ Kabir Wala, District Khanewal|
|Mian Channu||THQ Mian Channu||THQ Mian Channu, District Khanewal|
|Jahanian||THQ Jahanian||THQ Jahanian, District Khanewal|
KPK & FATA
|Bara||THQ Dogra||THQ Dogra, Khyber|
|Jamrud||Type D- Hospital||Type D- Hospital, Khyber|
|Malaguri||Civil Hospital Lawara Mina||Civil Hospital Lawara Mina, Khyber|
|Wari||Category D- hospital Wari||Category D- hospital Wari,upper dir|
|Barawal||Category D- Hospital Barawal||Category D- Hospital Barawal,upper dir|
|Larjam||RHC Tarpatar||RHC Tarpatar Upper Dir|
|Shringal||RHC Shringal||RHC Shringal ,Upper Dir|
|Dir||RHC Bibyawar/Nihag Badai||RHC Bibyawar/Nihag Badai, Upper Dir|
|Kalkot/Patrak||Category D- hospital Patrak||Category D- hospital Patrak, Upper Dir|
|Dir||DHQ Dir||DHQ Dir, Upper Dir|
|Kalat||Kalat||DHQ Kalat||DHQ Kalat City, District Kalat|
|Iskalkoo||BHU Iskalkoo||BHU Iskalkoo Kalat|
|Surab||Surab||DHQ Surab||DHQ Surab City, Near DC office, Surab|
|Surab||BHU Lakorian||BHU Lakorian Surab|
|Uthal||DHQ Uthal||DHQ Uthal City, Lasbella|
|Jam Gulam Qadir||Civil Hospital Hub||Civil Hospital Hub City, Lasbella|
|Bela||Civil Hospital Bela||Civil Hospital Bela City, Lasbella|
|Bagh||DHQ Bagh||DHQ Bagh|
|Dhirkot||THQ Dhirkot||THQ Dhirkot|
|Herighel||BHU Herighel||BHU Herighel|
|Hattian||DHQ Khattian||DHQ Hattian|
|Chikar||RHC Chikar||RHC Chikar|
|Lippa||RHC Lippa||RHC Lippa|
|Toltey||Civil Hospital Oalding||Civil Hospital Oalding|
|Mehdi Abad||Civil Hospital Mehdi Abad,
|Civil Hospital Mehdi Abad, Kharmang|
|Tangir||Civil Hospital Tangir||Civil Hospital Tangir|
|Darel||Civil Hospital Darel||Civil Hospital Darel|
|Chillas||DHQ chillas||DHQ Chillas|
|Gohar Abad||Civil Hospital gonner sarm||Civil Hospital Gonner Sarm|
|Astore||Gorikot||Civil Hospital Gorikot||Civil Hospital Gorikot|
|Eidgha||DHQ Eidgah||DHQ Eidgah|
|Badin||Civil Hospital Badin||Civil Hospital Badin|
|Matli||RHC Tando Ghulam Ali||RHC Tando Ghulam Ali|
|THQ Matli||THQ Matli|
|Talhar||THQ Talhar||THQ Talhar|
|Tando Bago||THQ Tando Bago||THQ Tando Bago|
|Golarchi||THQ Golarchi (Shaheed Fazal Rahu||THQ Golarchi (Shaheed Fazal Rahu)|
|Johi||THQ Johi||THQ Johi|
|Khairpur||THQ Khairpur Nathan Shah||THQ Khairpur Nathan Shah|
|Mehar||THQ Mehar||THQ Mehar|
|Dadu||Civil/HQ hospital Dadu||Civil/HQ hospital Dadu|
|Islamabad||Islamabad||Sitara Market||Sitara Market, Islamabad|