Mashal Launches Pakistan’s First Bilingual Mobile And Web Application on Reproductive Health with Audio Feature

Local social organization MASHAL organized an event with the help of international platform Bill and Melinda Gates Institute with support of BAYER, for the launch of a Web application regarding Family Health & Services, women’s reproductive health and HIV/AIDS at Grand Palm Hotel, Lahore.
As per agenda of the project a Web Application was developed and authentic literature on the said topics, geo-tags, counselor’s access for all 36 districts of Punjab and audio version of the literature were added to facilitate the visually impaired persons (VIPs) and illiterates. Moreover an effective Theatre performance was showcased at the event.
Director MASHAL, Ms. Laraib Abid highlighted the purpose of the project, she said that the country’s population is facing many problems, people are deprived of the basic provisions of Family Health & Services due to unawareness. To cope this issue young generation should be made aware of the alternative means available to control these problems.
Many prominent personalities including Ms. Sadia Sohail Rana MPA – PTI, Ms. Rukhsana kausar Principal Population Welfare Training Institute, Mr. Shoaib Ahmed UNFPA Pakistan, Dr. Rakia Ashraf Clinical Psychologyst, Ms. Sabiha Shaheen Director Executive BARGAD, Ms. Rukhsana Bashir Rahnuma FPAP, Mr. Fawad Shamim Green Star, Ali Zain Khan first Visually Impaired anchor person of Pakistan, Mr. Arshad Abbasi Assistant Professor Social Work Department University of the Punjab, Founder MASHAL Ms. Laraib Abid along with team Ms. Hira Baig , Ms. Zaib un Nisa, Ms.Hamyl Anjum, Ms. Nimra Najeeb Gull, Students and volunteers attended the occasion. On the occasion the participants said that free facilities are made available by the government for Family Health & Services and this App will prove an assistance for the eligible couples to avail these facilities.
Orators deemed it the responsibility of the young citizens to control the growing population. They said that this application will have a positive impact on the social and economic life of the citizens. Government and various other participants showed their support on this occasion and appreciated this effort whereas many organizations showed their willingness to render voluntary services to make this project more effective.

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