Women and Child Health Project

Funded by:

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Summary

The flood 2010, along with disrupting other sector, had badly affected the health sector in Southern Punjab, demolishing the basic health units and depriving a large majority of The expectant mothers suffered the most as they couldn’t access main city to receive basic health support. In this backdrop MOJAZ Foundation implemented a project on Women and Child Health funded by CIDA. The project was successful in mobilizing community to form eight (8) Health Management committees, two in each (four) village of union Council Sultanpur. The Health Management Committees were imparted capacity building sessions on health and Hygiene. MF also arranged 20 free medical camps for general community in target villages. These Medical Camps provided services of a gynecologist, a pediatrician and one trained lady health visitor and dispenser. On an average, each camp catered almost 250 patients at large. One of the important contributions of the project was rehabilitation of Basic Health unit (BHU) and making it fully functional. The BHU provided 24 hours service of a trained lady health visitor and an ambulance to meet any emergency and a total of 50 safe deliveries were performed successfully. MOJAZ Foundation, under this project, also distributed Irion and folic acid compound to the expectant mothers and fortified cereal to two years old children to improve their health status. To improve the hygiene situation hygiene kits were distributed to 525 females especially to expectant mothers. After successful implementation, the project was handed over to the district Government in fully functional status.

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