Urban poverty is an often ignored yet significant development challenge as Pakistani cities face growing squatter settlements and increasing rural to urban migration for economic opportunities and a better life. Unlike their rural counterparts, urban poor lack key safety nets such as land, family and social networks, or income generation etc during the transition phase that can sometimes last up to 3-7 years. While aggregate health indicators for family planning (FP), reproductive health (RH) and immunisation are better in urban than in rural populations, the urban poor do worse than the rural poor . To address this emerging need, RADS is working with NUST Community Service Program to start an Urban Initiative in squatter settlements in Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

LUMS Internship Fair

February 20, 2015
Intern ship Fair was held on 20th February, 2015 at LUMS campus.The purpose of the fair was to provide an interaction platform to the students and different organizations, working in different sectors.Mr.Irfan and Ms.Safoora represented RADS in the event.

Dissemination Seminar

January 28, 2015
Population Council Dissemination Seminar will be held at Marriott Hotel Islamabad on 28 January, 2015.

RAF Annual Conference 2015

January 29, 2015
RAF Annual conference will be held in Sereena Hotel Islamabad on 29-30 January, 2015.
Citizen's Reviews of PIPS services 2008-2014

Marvi Dissemination (HANDS)

December 15, 2014
Marvi Dissemination (Islamabad) by HANDS
Save the Children’s EVERY ONE Campaign in Pakistan is launching the Causes of Low Coverage of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation Operational Research Report on December 4th, 2014 at SERENA Hotel, Islamabad from 10:00 to 13:00.
Joint Seminar by National Commission on the Status of Women and RADS
Young women enter marriage with too little and often erroneous information about reproductive health. We (with funding from the Research and Advocacy Fund of the DFID) studied when do girls receive information about marriage, family planning, child birth and child rearing. Event Location: Islamabad Marriott
Understanding how decision making in health is influenced by political economy, negative and positive incentives, and the role of media and other stakeholders
30th July 2013, Islamabad: We hosted a Media Session with participation/representatives from major Urdu and English newspapers in Pakistan. The agenda of the event was to engage with media stakeholders and mainly journalists to discuss why FP and MNCH are not news worthy events. ResDev presented data and informational resources to help journalists write evidence informed stories on MNCH and FP in Pakistan along with best practices from the international literature.
17th June 2013, Islamabad: We explored "Why does the public not use public healthcare facilities?" with Dr Nasser Mohiuddin Chief Executive NatPoW, Dr. Mumtaz Esker former DG Population Welfare, Dr. Samia Rizawan MNCH Health Specialist UNICEF and Director ResDev Dr. Adnan Khan. The event was given print media coverage by Duniya News.

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