NIDA-Pakistan is non-profitable, non-governmental, non Political and non Religion organization registered under Societies and companies Act under ordinance 1860, is committed to help the underprivileged population anywhere in Pakistan, Include FATA, and Azad Kashmir. It also provides trainings to public, private, Government department and voluntary organizations. This organization operates independently of any political and cultural influences. As a non-governmental organization NIDA-Pakistan, intervenes both in situations of disaster and non-disaster for sustainable development of the marginalized population restoring their autonomy in the society.
Empowerment through social mobilization and organization which will lead to social development with active community participation at grass roots level.
Bring about a positive social change by organizing marginalized social groups and mobilizing community resources for ensuring economic, political, social security and natural resource management at the grass roots.
Objectives of NIDA-Pakistan
To ensure organized efforts of locals for making their lives better.
- To improve the livelihood conditions of poor communities through integrated interventions in NRM, enterprise development and micro credit.
- To provide clean drinking water and building up sanitation infrastructure in Pakistan, especially remote areas.
- To provide health care services in women reproductive health, childcare, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and other communicable diseases.
- To impart skills and knowledge to improve human and institutional development through training and consultancies with NGOs, CBOs, and community groups.
- To facilitate women empowerment through interventions for women rights, gender and equal participation of women in leadership and decision making.
- To contribute in developing quality education through enhancing capacity of existing systems with conscious efforts for increasing literacy in girls and deserving sections of society.
- To network with like minded organizations and forums for collective efforts at local, national and international levels.
Core Values of NIDA-Pakistan
- Open mindedness
What we do
Health and Nutrition Situation in Pakistan
The health status indicators of Pakistan are poorer than most low-income countries, even when compared with countries having a lower Gross National Product per capita. The percentage of total government health expenditure in relation to Gross Domestic Product in Pakistan is also much lower than many developing countries. While the health of the population in Pakistan has improved over the past decades, the rate and level of improvement has been unsatisfactory.
In Pakistan, the nutritional status of children under five years of age is extremely poor. At a national level almost 40% of these children are underweight. Over half the children are affected by stunting and about 9% by wasting. A positive relationship exists between the age of the child and the prevalence rates of stunting and underweight. There are significant provincial variations in malnutrition rates in Pakistan, whereas no differences in malnutrition rates are apparent between sexes. The prevalence of stunting appears to be associated with the overall level of development of the provinces, being lowest in Punjab and highest in Baluchistan, the least developed province.