Population Foundation of India

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Brief Profile

Population Foundation of India (PFI) is at the forefront of policy advocacy and research on population issues in the country. PFI was established in 1970 by a group of socially committed industrialists led by Mr J.R.D. Tata and Dr Bharat Ram. PFI today partners with the Indian government, collaborating with central, state and local government institutions for the formulation of gender sensitive population, right based, health and development policies and their implementation, within a wider canvas of population stabilization and sustainable development..

Area of Specialization

  1. Family Planning
  2. Community Action for health
  3. Urban Health
  4. Advocacy for Family Planning and Reproductive Health
  5. Advocacy and Research on Population and Development Issues
  6. Maternal Health

Sanctioned Projects in UP

  1. Advance Family Planning Program
    • District Working Group (a convergence model at the district level to strengthen the family planning program) formation and strengthening in three districts of Lucknow, Agra and Jhansi on pilot basis.
  2. Strengthening of Rogi Kalyan Samiti
    • Strengthening institutional mechanisms for quality improvement and grievance redressal for improved maternal health services
  3. Creating Advocating Reproductive Choices Forum

District(s) in UP where organization is working at the moment

  1. Division: All divisions – Support to organize Family Planning Review Meetings
  2. Districts: Lucknow, Agra and Jhansi – Functioning and strengthening of DWG

Apart from the above, PFI had also conducted a two day Training of trainers (TOT) of Divisional Program Managers and District Program Managers on AFP SMART for scaling up DWG in 47 districts (non HPD districts)

URL/Website of Organization: www.populationfoundation.in

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