Eligibility Conditions for Joining Benazir Nashonuma Program
Women must be duly registered in the BISP Sponsorship Program and fulfill the following conditions to avail the Benazir Nashonuma Program.
- Pregnant women
- Lactating mothers
- Children under two years of age
Procedure for Enrolment in the Program:
Nashonuma Center has been set up at Tehsil District Headquarters Hospital for registration in the program If you meet all the above conditions, visit the nashonuma center to enroll in the development program. The following documents are required to be carried:
- Women’s Nadra Issued Identity Card Child’s Nadra
- Issued Form Child’s Identity Immunization Card.
Assistance received upon joining the program:
Pregnant women who join the program will be given an amount of 2000 rupees every quarter during pregnancy, every quarter after the birth of the child, 2000 rupees in case of a son and 2500 rupees in case of a daughter (including 500 Rs travel expenses) will be paid till the age of the child is 2 years. This amount will be received in addition to the BISP sponsorship amount. Pregnant lactating mothers and children under two years of age will be given special food to improve their growth.
Important Note about Benazir Nashonuma Program
According to the National Nutrition Survey 2018, about 40٪ of children under the age of five cannot achieve full physical development due to malnutrition and their height remains low for age. Apart from this, about 18٪ of children who are under five years of age are underweight for their age.
Adequate nutrition in the first 1000 days of a child’s life (from conception to 2 years of age) plays a key role in mental and physical development. Therefore, the Government of Pakistan has launched a program for better health of pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under two years of age with the support of World Food Organization under the auspices of BISP.