Pakistan’s first premarital web portal and mobile app has been launched to provide young people, who are about to get married or are recently mar-riedcomplete access to information on comprehen-sive sexual and reproductive health (SRH).
The project under the brand name of ‘Aghaaz’ was initi-ated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Ministry of National Health Ser-vices, Regulations and Coordination, Population Program Wing.
Aghaaz aims to ensure that young people have a strong foundation for marriage. For this, it discusses several important areas, ranging from pre-marital screening to fostering a healthy relationship with one’s life partner.
It also provides information and guidance on subjects such as number and spacing of children, pre & post-natal care, and household and money management.
Dr. Sabina Durrani, Director General – Population Program Wing, Ministry of National Health Ser-vices, Regulations and Coordination while address-ing the launch ceremony stated that our youth makes up to 70% of the total population and such an informative platform is the need of the hour.