Health & Nutrition Conditional Cash Transfer
Health & Nutrition Conditional Cash Transfer (H&N CCT) of Accelerated Action Plan (AAP) aims to incentivize pregnant & lactating women (PLW) to avail themselves of health facilities for themselves and newborn children.
This initiative is being launched on a pilot basis in two districts namely Tharparkar & Umerkot. The targeted beneficiaries of the program include women registered under the National Socio-economic Registry (NSER) of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP).
The component of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) for PLW has been assigned to the Social Welfare Department (SWD). For strategic support, a dedicated Social Protection Unit (SPU) has been set up in SWD to implement H&N CCT Component as a part of Sindh Enhancing Response to Reduce Stunting and Malnutrition (SERRSP).
SPU plans to dole out a fixed amount at different stages; a) Rs.1500/- per trimester/quarter to avail health facility b) Rs.4000/- for safe birth delivery and c) Rs. 2000/- on birth registration. The benefit amount shall be provided during the first 1000 days of a child from conception to the age of two years. In this connection, a third party will be engaged to develop a Management Information System (MIS) based on biometric identification for distribution of benefit amount among the identified PLW. H&N CCT has the following different compliance mechanism and specialists for its implementation:
- CCT Operations
- Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
- MIS & IT Framework
- Social Mobilization, Outreach & Communication
- Enrolment & Compliance
- Payment Mechanism
- Grievance Redress Mechanism
- Field Operation & Coordination
The registration will be started from 25th June in your BHUs. The main activity of the H&N CCT is to create demand for nutrition services, promote behavioral change and increase uptake of health and nutrition services focused on the first 1,000 days of life. It aims to incentivize health check-ups of pregnant and lactating mothers, and growth monitoring and immunization of children less than two years of age, by providing regular and predictable cash transfers to targeted poor and vulnerable households.