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
Design, conduct and analyze epidemiological & socio-behavioral studies
Rigorous situation analysis of the roadblocks and bottlenecks
Identification and incubation / development of low-cost solutions
Effectiveness evaluation of health interventions
Population impact through advocacy for health intervention scale up
Design and development of mobile and web-based solutions to health problems
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Based on the results of the formative research, our team designed and implemented a robust social accountability model
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Is to audio record the Health Worker / Patient interaction for an immunization episode and convert it to meaningful digitized data in real time data
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
of existing AEFI surveillance and vaccine safety communication materials and data
of AEFI surveillance system and vaccine safety communication material.
Key informant interviews (KII) and focus group discussions (FGD) with AEFI surveillance and vaccine safety communication stakeholders
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.
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.
PROVISION OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
to EPI program and DoH Sindh. Assistance to UNICEF in developing Risk & Crises Communication Strategy
for management of refusals in high risk areas
of CSOs in social mobilization activities across Sindh to improve coverage