Pre-marital counselling App launched

Pre-marital counselling App launched

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: 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 married complete access to information on comprehensive sexual and reproductive health (SRH).
The project under the brand name of ‘Aghaaz’ was initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with Ministry of National Health Ser-vices, Regula-tions and Coordination, Population Program Wing. Agh-aaz 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.