Prime Institute of Public Health

 

Project Partner(s)
International Development and Relief Foundation, Canada

Duration
Jul '09 - Jan '10
Sustained for local population since Feb '10

Purpose
This maiden collaborative venture of PSU was aimed at providing Maternal, Neonatal & Child Healthcare to the IDP population of swat region through development of a clinic facility in Jalalah, Mardan.

Services

  • Free antenatal, natal, post-natal services, TT vaccination
  • Emergency obstetric care, home visits through LHVs, health education, dietary counseling and support
  • Free newborn care, growth monitoring, nutritional supplementation and immunization
  • Home visit by LHVs, as an outreach measure, to register and direct pregnant women towards the center for proper care
  • Free ancillary laboratory support
  • Free drugs for the patients seen at the clinic
  • Disease surveillance based on Disease Early Warning System
  • Referral of complicated cases to PMC attached teaching hospitals
  • On-the-job training for paramedical staff, regular monitoring and evaluation of services
  • Extension of services to the local people, in light of decreasing IDP population, on a ‘no profit no loss basis’

Results
Services were available to approximately 400,000 IDP population settled in the region at the time of the project and is now serving the local population.