STRENGTHENING OF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE SERVICES AT DISTRICT CHARSADDA

Objective

Persons with disability in have access to the functional primary healthcare services through the selected Basic Health Units (BHUs) in District Charsada.

Aim

The project aimed to provide high quality accessible medical and rehabilitation services to the flood affected population of over 130,000, specially persons with disabilities in four selected union councils of Bubak, Hassanzai, Abbazai, Shakh # 6 in District Charsada.

The services will be made available by;

  • Arranging free medical consultation services with quality medicine
  • Identification of persons with disabilities in all the selected union councils
  • Creating awareness in the community on the rights of person with disabilities through community awareness sessions
  • Conducting counselling sessions on pre-natal and post-natal depression and carrying out consultations on mother and child health in the selected four BHUs
  • Providing nutritional care and consultation to the expecting mothers by door-to-door visits and consultations
  • Referral of expecting mothers from primary to secondary healthcare for further consultation and expert opinion
  • Empowering persons with disabilities through creating Disable People Organization among the identified persons with disabilities in the selected catchment area
  • Training of medical and primary healthcare staff on rights of person with disabilities

Following planned activities have been carried out;

  • Renovation of primary healthcare units by making it accessible for children with disabilities
  • Making selected Basic Health Units clean energy-efficient by installation of solar panel
  • Training of medical and primary healthcare staff
  • Provision of comprehensive medical and rehabilitation services in selected BHUs by providing expert doctor and primary healthcare staff
  • Patients counselling in the selected BHUs by mental health team
  • Free eye camps in the selected BHUs and referral of cataract patients from primary to secondary healthcare services
  • Developing a public-private partnership with People’s Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI)

Our Achievement