Our Projects

Evidence generation and incorporation in policy is at the core of our work

Our Working Process

Following systems thinking, PHC Global designs solutions to most pervasive challenges in health service delivery. Evidence generation and incorporation in policy is at the core of our work

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Research

Design, conduct and analyze epidemiological & socio-behavioral studies

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Analysis

Rigorous situation analysis of the roadblocks and bottlenecks

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Identification

Identification and incubation / development of low-cost solutions

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Effectiveness

Effectiveness evaluation of health interventions

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Impact

Population impact through advocacy for health intervention scale up

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Digital Solutions

Design and development of mobile and web-based solutions to health problems

Completed Projects

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Health care projects


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Time dependent color changing vaccine reminder ankle bands.

Objective/Scope:

Vaccine indicator and reminder (VIR) band proof of concept study was designed with a Human centered approach utilized to develop an innovation in health with an emphasis to child safety and comfort.

A Community acceptance study was completed by following a cohort of 365 infants in Karachi, Pakistan

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Vaccine Indicator and Reminder (VIR) band innovation; to improve vaccination initiation and completion in Pakistan and Nigeria

Objective/Scope:

Addressing the issues of vaccination timeliness and completion among children in Nigeria and Pakistan, we successfully completed the formative evaluation study of the VIR band innovation and implemented a socio-behavioral change communication camping.

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Client Exit Interviews III, National Survey

Objective/Scope:

Design and conduct client exit interviews across Pakistan; collecting patient satisfaction information from clients attending the organization’s service provision clinics.

Our team supported the organization in assessing the quality of service delivery by their network hospitals across Pakistan by conducting interviews with the clients. The results helped them in improving the quality of services at the facilities.

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Health care projects


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Women and Children/Infant Improved Nutrition in Sindh

Objective/Scope:

Development of nutrition related evaluation tools, In‐depth interviews with key stakeholders related to nutrition programs in the province of Sindh for program impact evaluation.

Our team used the information on existing population knowledge, attitudes, practices, and available health system resources to develop a robust nutrition strategy capable of addressing population needs.

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Evaluation of IFA & MNP Compliances

Objective/Scope:

The research evaluation aimed to

Estimate the compliance to Iron-Folic Acid (IFA) in pregnant and lactating women (PLW) and Micronutrient Powder (MNP) supplementation among children  6 – 59 months in district Badin.

To explore and determine the underlying reasons and factors that hinder the access, and influences accessibility compliance of IFA and MNP supplements in district Badin.

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Empowering Clients and Sensitizing Providers to Increase Uptake of Maternal and Neonatal Health Care Services

Objective/Scope:

Our team designed the first Social Accountability Model for implementation in Balochistan, Pakistan in the health sector. A rigorous process was followed that included synthesis of the current evidence in community participation, citizen voices, and policy dialogue to address the MNCH needs of Balochistan.

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Pilot testing a community led social accountability model for healthcare services in Balochistan

Objective/Scope:

Based on the results of the formative research, our team designed and implemented a robust social accountability model

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Strengthening Governance in Health Systems for Reproductive Health and Rights (RHR) in Pakistan

Objective/Scope:

Our team developed and field tested a Case Study specific to Pakistan's Health Systems to improve governance and accountability tools for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

The aim for these tools was to be used at the district level for the capacity building of relevant duty bearers to assess health systems governance.

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Developing Nutrition messages for Public Schools textbooks and policy recommendations for nutrition education in Balochistan, Pakistan

Objective/Scope:

Understanding the gaps in nutrition knowledge for the school going children, our team supported the government of Balochistan by designing & conducting qualitative research for development of nutrition messages for inclusion in textbooks.

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Development of Provincial Infant and Young Feeding Practices Strategy for Sindh

Objective/Scope:

Our team helped in the construction of a framework to help all the Health Care Providers working at primary healthcare level - to promote exclusive breastfeeding and initiation of complementary feeding.

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Support Implementation of project on promotion of Zinc Supplements and Lo ORS in the treatment of childhood diarrhea

Objective/Scope:

Our team trained facility-based health care providers such as district pediatricians, and medical officers from department of health Sindh on improved formulation of Zinc and low osmolarity ORS for treatment of diarrhea.

In addition, the lady health supervisors and lady health workers of the Sindh LHW program for family planning and primary health care were trained in line with the GAPP-D recommendation following IMNCI guidelines.

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Digital Technology projects


Digital Integrated Management of Neonatal & Child illnesses

Objective/Scope:

Development of a decision support system based android application to help guide health care workers for accessing, classifying & treating under the age of 5 children – for common illnesses.

To improve case management skills of health-care staff, family and community health practices. Real time data capture of mobility & mortality for actionable decision making. Sustained and continuous capacity building through adoptive learning.

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Development of an electronic application to assess the dietary intake of adults in Karachi, Pakistan.

Objective/Scope:

Dietary recommendations for energy, macronutrients and micronutrients for males and females aged 19 and older Food Atlas – The app contains visuals/images of locally consumed foods to enhance the feasibility of dietary data collection.

Locally formulated food composition database that is population-specific FCDB to analyze diet with improved accuracy.

Calculate the nutrition Web dashboard for nutrition visualization and management

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Field Monitoring & Survey App

Objective/Scope:

Development of an android based mobile app that helps to:

Track live locations & show movement of the field staff. Mark attendance, take pictures, and record audios.

A web dashboard for displaying:
activities on the Map and
field related data management
Easy sharing of all documents.

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Recent Projects

DEVELOPMENT OF A STRUCTURED SPEECH RECOGNITION PLATFORM

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Leveraging low-cost digital systems, our team is developing a platform to collect real time data in a structured format from voice recording of the patient-doctor interaction. This will save time from the manual data entry in the paper register / mobile phone.

Objective/Scope:

Is to audio record the Health Worker / Patient interaction for an immunization episode and convert it to meaningful digitized data in real time data

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SUNRISE

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Early childhood development is crucial for an individual’s physical and cognitive growth. The primary aim of the main SUNRISE study will be to determine the proportion of 4-year-old children sampled in participating countries who meet the WHO Global 24-hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years.

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Objective/Scope:

We will determine if these proportions of sampled children would differ by sex, or urban/rural location between different levels of human and economic development.

PHC Global will implement the SUNRISE Pilot study in Pakistan in early 2020 in one Urban and one Rural site.

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HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH

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To assist in the development of a “Human Resources for Health (HRH) Strategy for Baluchistan” in accordance with the National HRH Vision 2018-2030, which will help to realize the targets of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Pakistan.

Ministry of National Health Services in coordination with the provincial departments of health is embarking on a process to develop “Provincial Strategies for HRH" in collaboration with WHO.

PHC is working on:

Inception report Coordination with DoH to setup TWG (Technical Working Group) Conducting a consensus building workshop with key stakeholders for endorsement of draft strategy. Consult with key stake holders and discuss on ground HRH situation to understand challenges & devise way forward.

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DEVELOPMENT OF A VACCINATION RELATED EVENT’S (VRE) RESPONSE STRATEGY

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Pakistan is particularly vulnerable to VREs due pockets of mistrust of the EPI program and weak routine immunization infrastructure. Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) surveillance and vaccine safety communication are key components of a strong system, however these components need strengthening in many countries including Pakistan.

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Objective/Scope:

To describe the AEFI surveillance and vaccine safety communication systems at various administrative and service delivery levels, including the Federal, provincial and federating area levels.

To use the collected data to draft VRE response plans for the Federal, provincial and federating area levels in Pakistan.

WHAT WE WILL DO

DESK REVIEW:
   of existing AEFI surveillance and vaccine safety communication materials and data

ASSESSMENT:
   of AEFI surveillance system and vaccine safety communication material.

DATA COLLECTION:
   Key informant interviews (KII) and focus group discussions (FGD) with AEFI surveillance and vaccine safety communication stakeholders

STRATEGY DEVLOP:
   Data will be summarized to map the existing AEFI surveillance and vaccine safety communication system. The results will directly inform the development of VRE response plans for Pakistan.

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TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE & COMMUNICATION SUPPORT FOR TCV CATCH-UP CAMPAIGN IN SINDH

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Typhoid is a infection caused by Salmonella Typhi, there is an ongoing outbreak going in Karachi, Sukkur and Hyderabad. The circulating XDR strain of S.Typhi is resistant to most antibiotics used to treat typhoid fever.

While the emerging resistance in S.Typhi complicates treatment, typhoid fever remains common in places with poor sanitation and a lack of safe drinking water.

Therefore, Pakistan took this initiative step to introduce TCV at mass level.

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   to EPI program and DoH Sindh. Assistance to UNICEF in developing Risk & Crises Communication Strategy


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   of CSOs in social mobilization activities across Sindh to improve coverage

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