Shehram Tarakai lauds the USAID organized training program for midwives from KP and FATA


Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Minister for Health Shehram Tarakai has lauded the USAID the organized training program for midwives from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and congratulated them to complete their 18 months training.

He was addressing a conclusion ceremony of the 18 months training program for midwives from FATA and KP here in Islamabad on Thursday. He said that his government was trying its level best to provide good health to people as per its stance and commitment with the masses of the province for which it is taking every step.

On the occasion, Mission Director US Agency for International Development (USAID) John Groarke said that he is proud that the United States and Pakistan are working together to strengthen Pakistan’s health through different programs.

“A Health family is the foundation of a healthy nation, so I am proud that the United States and Pakistan are working together through this program and others to strengthen Pakistan’s health sector,” he said.

Groarke said running the event, midwives shared their aspirations to decrease mother and child mortality rates and to address other healthcare issues in their communities.

During the training, which was provided by the USAID’s training for Pakistan Project, participants learned to assist at births, conduct normal deliveries in a community setting, and recognize danger signs in time to refer patients to a health facility.

USAID Training for Pakistan Project is a $33.9 million initiative providing training in various sectors, including energy, economic growth, agriculture, education, and health. Through this project, USAID plans to train more than 6,000 Pakistanis by May 2017. To learn more about USAID’s work in Pakistan’s health sector.

It is worth mentioning here that 185 woman midwives from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) participated in the training while 165 of them qualified for the next training program.