Independent evaluation recommends national scaleup of Ehsaas Nashonuma

October 6, 2021 – Islamabad: Today, the Ehsaas Nashonuma steering committee reviewed results of an independent evaluation conducted by the Aga Khan University. Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, SAPM chaired the meeting. The purpose of the research conducted was to understand how Ehsaas Nashonuma had influenced the health and wellbeing of beneficiaries along with the enabling and impeding factors related to the uptake of Ehsaas Nashonuma, the process, outcomes, and the flow of operations. Results were highly encouraging; the findings were supportive of the program focus on marginalized women, their financial empowerment and improved dietary knowledge. 99.37% of beneficiary women reported satisfaction from Nashonuma services provided to them during their pregnancy as well as those extended to children for their growth and wellbeing. Speaking to the press, Dr. Sania said, “The program will be upscaled nationwide to all districts in this fiscal year.” The steering committee was attended by provincial representatives and members of the international development community. Ehsaas Nashonuma will also be integrated with all One Window Ehsaas Centers.