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Dr. Aamir Jamal of University of Calgary visits PIPH

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PIPH faculty's article published in WHO EMRO's East Mediterranean Health Journal

Prime Foundation & AKU's collaborative research project published in Lancet - Global Health

Study was regarding community engagement for immunization.

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Emergency & Disaster Management workshop in collaboration with Rescue 1122 and PDMA

Participants were trained by specialists from Rescue 1122 and Provincial Disaster Management Authority

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Interactive session on "Sehat Sahulat Programme" organized at PIPH

Session was part of the Healthcare Financing course

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4th Health Policy Forum- Hospital Waste Management

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27th April, 2017 A three day workshop on “Emergency and Disaster Management” was conducted on 27, 28, 29 April 2017, at Prime Institute of Public Health. Along with PIPH master students, participants from Al-Khidmat Foundation were also enrolled for the workshop. After theoretical sessions, practical activities were performed with Rescue 1122 collaboration.

On DAY 1, in opening session of the workshop, Mr. Muhammad Ilyas deputy director procurement at Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) discussed overview of disaster situation in Pakistan and explained disaster preparedness activities in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwah in particular. The course facilitator Abdul Latif, Senior Instructor at PIPH, explained different phases of disaster management, disaster cycle and role of national disaster management agencies in follow up session.

On Day 2, Mr. Inayat ur Rehman, Medical and Safety Instructor at Rescue 1122 explained the goals and objectives of the session. He and his team practically demonstrated basic life saving techniques. Further, Triage, Transfer, Treat and Transport (4 Ts of Rescue) activities were virtually performed as demo of mass casualty management in case of disaster.

Mr. Khalil ur Rehman Lead fire Instructor at Rescue 1122, practically demonstrated firefighting skills using fire truck in Peshawar Medical College ground.

Dr Saeed Anwar, Project director PIPH, comprehensively explained the importance of community risk assessment and people’s perceptions of risk about disasters. He thoroughly explained the components of community risk assessment including hazards, vulnerability and capacity assessment. He highlighted the importance of hazard matrix and hazard mapping in preparing disaster management plan.

On Day 3, Abdul Latif, Course facilitator comprehensively explained disaster cycle. He explained different mitigation activities in risk reduction phase. He highlighted the role and importance of structural and non-structural measures during mitigation phase. Day 3 second half was dedicated to epidemiological surveillance & Disease Control in Disaster. Abdul Latif, course facilitator briefly discussed the role of disaster epidemiology in disaster. He highlighted the different phases of Rapid Need Assessment while conducting disaster surveillance.

Participants were assessed through pre and post assessments. Significant increase was observed in post assessment (85%) compare to pre assessment (41%). Besides, pre-post-test a written exam was conducted. The participants acknowledged the efforts made throughout the session and the importance of this workshop in their academic and practical career. At the end of workshop, participation certificates were distributed among the external participants.

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