WEP Programs

Health & Nutrition

+13 OTPs

Therapeutic Programs: Established 13 Outpatient Therapeutic Programs (OTPs) to treat severe acute malnutrition.


Over 1.2 million children and 469,045 pregnant and lactating women screened.


Community Health Workforce

“Empowering Communities Through Health and Nutrition.”

Women Empowerment Pakistan (WEP) prioritizes health and nutrition as foundational pillars for community development. Our initiatives target the most vulnerable groups, including mothers, children, and marginalized communities, to ensure comprehensive care and improved health outcomes.

Our health programs focus on mother and child health, community health, and rehabilitation. We conduct health and nutrition education campaigns, organize medical camps, and provide specialized care for street children and those with special needs. WEP has conducted 216 medical camps and numerous health education sessions across schools and communities.


  1. Enhance community health and nutrition standards.

  2. Reduce malnutrition rates among children and pregnant/lactating women.

  3. Empower local communities through self-help initiatives and education.

  4. Promote gender-inclusive governance and sustainable development.


  1. Screen and treat children and pregnant/lactating women for malnutrition.

  2. Train community health workers (CHWs) to provide comprehensive health services.

  3. Establish health and nutrition centers in underserved areas.

  4. Implement educational campaigns to raise awareness about health, nutrition, and hygiene.

  5. Foster partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations to expand health and nutrition services.

Notable Projects

  1. Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM):

    • Established 13 outpatient therapeutic centers in Kashmore.

    • Expanded outreach services to Ghotki and Mirpurkhas under the Accelerated Action Plan (AAP).

  2. Sindh Enhancing Response to Reduce Stunting Project (SERSP):

    • Focused on reducing stunting rates in Ghotki, Kashmore, and Mirpurkhas.

    • Collaborated with various sectors to address underlying factors of malnutrition.

  3. Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP):

    • Partnered with the World Food Programme (WFP) to improve nutrition for children and lactating mothers in Kashmore and Kandhkot.


  1. Screened over 1.26 million children (ages 6-59 months) and over 469,000 pregnant and lactating women.

  2. Trained 1,575 community health workers to deliver comprehensive care.

  3. Distributed over 39 million Iron Folic Acid (IFA) tablets and 23.3 million micronutrient powder (MNP) sachets.

  4. Established Health Houses and breastfeeding corners in underserved areas.


WEP’s Health and Nutrition Program has significantly improved health outcomes in targeted communities. Key impacts include:

  1. Reduction in severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among children.

  2. Improved maternal health and increased rates of safe deliveries.

  3. Enhanced community awareness and adoption of healthy practices.

  4. Strengthened local health infrastructure through the training of CHWs and establishment of health centers.

Geographical Coverage

WEP’s health and nutrition initiatives are primarily focused in the following districts:

  • Ghotki

  • Kashmore

  • Mirpurkhas

  • Hyderabad

  • Sukkur

  • Khairpur

  • Jacobabad

  • Dadu

  • Jamshoro

  • Larkana

Through these comprehensive efforts, WEP continues to lead the way in enhancing health and nutrition standards, ensuring that every child and mother in Pakistan can grow, thrive, and reach their full potential.


Blanket Supplementary Feeding Program (BSFP)