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Jaisalmer - Advancing health and choices

Jaisalmer suffers from acute shortage of human resource in the health sector particularly specialists at the secondary and tertiary healthcare level because of its remote location far from the capital city of Jaipur.

In the year 2013 UNFPA decided to take up the cudgels for women’s health in this region in partnership with the District Administration and State Health Department. This was a turning point for Jaisalmer. UNFPA initiated a detailed situational analysis and undertook mapping of health institutions, human resource planning, identification of health institutions for interventions, capacity building of health service providers on evidence-based maternal and new-born practices, mobilization of resources to strengthen the infrastructure, encouragement to communities on the issue of home deliveries and improvement in accessing quality family planning services.

These are success stories of UNFPA’s interventions.