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SERVING THE UNREACHED

 

Health

Health

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

According to UNICEF Report

For every 1000 babies that are born, 42 die as newborns and 62 as infants in Pakistan.

Due to limited access to life-saving interventions in the district headquarter of Lower Kohistan of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province in Pakistan people are deprived of their basic rights to health and education. New-born babies are dying of conditions that could be managed within households and other conditions that require professional care in health facilities. The local community had to travel approximately 8 to 9 hours before they could reach any local clinic or laboratory before the MCHC was set up. Long and difficult travel on bumpy, poorly builds roads caused the loss of many women and babies during childbirth. Due to lack of basic health facilities, Pak Mission Society established the Mother and Child Health Center in September 2011 in the extremely rough terrain of Pattan, Kohistan with the main purpose of providing 24/7 quality health care facilities to the unreached communities of Kohistan, to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rate, to reduce the spread of communicable diseases in the area, and to raise health and hygiene-related awareness. Hence
contributing to the SDG 3: Good health and well-being, and SDG 5: Gender equality

PROJECT:

  • MOTHER AND CHILD HEALTH CARE CENTRE (MCHC) KOHISTAN

THEMATIC GOAL:

  1. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages:
    a) Providing quality healthcare facilities and services to isolated and ignored communities.
    b) Reduce maternal and neonatal mortality.
    c) Reducing the impact of communicable diseases.
    d) Raising awareness against health and hygiene
  2. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by providing access to reproductive health information and services.

THEMATIC OBJECTIVES:

  1. To reduce infant, child, and maternal mortality
  2. To increase vaccination rates
  3. To increase PMS’s reach to a larger number of rural communities
  4. To improve access to safe water in the communities and to educate them on personal and family hygiene
  5. To strengthen the capacity of the communities for greater self-sufficiency and resilience