DR SALEEM UD DIN
DIRECTOR GENERAL HEALTH SERVICES GILGIT BALTISTAN
Department of Health Gilgit Baltistan
The Programme aims to deliver basic health services at the doorsteps of the poor segments of the society through the deployment of Lady Health Workers (LHW’) living in their own localities. The programme is currently being implemented in all the districts of Gilgit-Baltistan. The program has the strength of 1385 LHWs with a concentration in rural areas and urban slums of the Gilgit-Baltistan. Each LHW covers 1000 population or 150 houses. These workers are providing services to their communities in the field of child health, nutrition, family planning and treatment of minor ailments. Population coverage of the program is about 70%.