Self-Employment of Women (SEW) in the Private Health Sector, Pakistan

Project Lead's Message

A large pool of mid-level healthcare providers qualifies yearly but not all get employment in the public or private health sector thus empowerment and self- employment of women in the Health Sector, is a need and gap that has to be addressed.  Greenstar in partnership with Government Health Departments of KP and Punjab and with financial support from German Development Bank KFW will empower qualified females in the private health sector for income generation through provision of health services, along with enhancing FP uptake and ensuring sustainability in by creating and meeting demand for FP / RH services, in 14 districts of Punjab and 10 districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

promoting self-employment team members

Team Members

Dr. Haroon Ibrahim, General Manager, Programs – KfW

Punjab Team

Jawad Mansoor   DGM – Head of Operations – SEW KFW Punjab

Sana Rafiq   Senior Manager Operations- SEW KFW Punjab

Obaid Ullah Shah   Manager Operations- SEW KFW Punjab

Zeeshan Faisal   Provincial Manager- SEW KFW Punjab

Dr. Haroon Ibrahim   General Manager, Programs – KFW

Athar Tariq,  Provincial Manager- SEW KfW Punjab

KPK Team

Dr. Sanam Gul   Head of Special Projects and Operations & DGM KFW Projects Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khoshdil Afridi   Senior Manager – SEW KFW Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Ali Khan   Senior Manager – SEW KFW Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Muhammad Sarmad   Senior Manager – SEW KFW Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Creation of sustainable, independent economic livelihoods for trained, unemployed women from lower income groups in the health sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab with simultaneous improvement of the reproductive health of the population.

  1. Establish a network of 200 self-employed female health care clinic operators and 200 female community health workers by building their capacity to offer reproductive health, maternal health, and family planning services in the underserved area.
  2. Create self-income generation for trained, but currently unemployed female mid-level health services clinic operators, such as Community Midwives (CMWs) and Lady Health Visitors (LHVs) by establishing 170 one room clinics (110 in Punjab and 60 in KP) and 30 portable container clinics (20 in Punjab and 10 in KP) while contributing towards economic development of the country.
  3. Strengthen public private partnership through working in close collaborating with the Department of Health in Punjab and KP.
  • 200 trained unemployed women healthcare providers with established sustainable and independent economic livelihood from lower income groups in 14 districts of Punjab and 10 districts of KP.
  • 200 community helpers who earn an income in cooperation with established clinics.
  • Improvement of the reproductive and maternal health indicators of the population with 256,246 CYPs to be achieved by modern family planning methods

Project is in still in preparatory phase for operation.

About the Donor

On behalf of the Federal Government of Germany, KfW Development Bank administers Germany’s official financial cooperation in more than 100 developing countries, focusing on intervention areas such as energy, education, health and infrastructure. The Bank’s goal is to help countries fight poverty, maintain peace, protect the environment and shape globalization. KfW and GSM have a long-standing partnership, initiated in 1996 to improve the quality of health provision at Sabzsitara network clinics, enhance availability and demand for quality Reproductive Health and Maternal and Child Health products and services in rural areas of KP and Punjab.