Family Welfare Division (FWD), Department of Health Services
Family welfare Division (FWD) is responsible to implement reproductive health and population related activities. These activities aim to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity so as to improve health status and quality of life of population with special focus on poor, marginalized and vulnerable population. Family welfare Division primarily responsible for Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Nutrition and Integrated Management of Childhood Illness programme (CBIMCI) and newborn care, Reproductive health care (including safe motherhood and neonatal health) and family planning.
Functions and major responsibilities
- Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health (SMNH): Improve maternal and newborn health and manage RH morbidity.
- Safe Abortion Services (SAS): Ensure availability of SAS to terminate unwanted pregnancies through safe techniques with effective pain management and post-procedure family planning information and services.
- Family Planning (FP): Expand and sustain adequate quality FP services to communities through the public and private health service network with an aim to reduce fertility, enhance maternal and neonatal health, child survival, and contribute to bringing about a balance in population growth and socio-economic development and quality of life.
- Adolescent and sexual reproductive health (ASRH): Create a conducive environment in public health facilities for adolescents to access adolescent reproductive health services.
- Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHV): Support the achievement of national health goals through community involvement in public health activities.
- Primary health Care Outreach Clinics (PHCORC): Improve access to basic health services, including family planning and safe motherhood, for rural households and other primary health care.
- Demography and RH research: Estimate annual targets for FHD programmes, conduct and monitor the researches and studies on SMNH, FP, ASRH, SAS, FCHV and PHC-ORC and monitor the service coverage and quality.