Ongoing Projects

Public Private Partnership: Management Contract for 13 Govt. Health Facilities in District Thatta and Sujawal, Sindh

Project Title

To reduce morbidity and mortality among the targeted population in district Thatta and Sajawal by improving access to quality healthcare services on the basis of the MSDP

Duration: July 2016 – June 2020
Donor: Government of Sindh

Description of Project:

The contract has been awarded by Government of Sindh under Sindh Public Private Partnership Act 2010 to outsource the management and operations of 13 Government health facilities (HFs) in district Thatta and Sajawal. The HFs include 8 RHCs, 4 THQ hospitals and 1 DHQ Hospital.

The objective of the project is to reduce morbidity and mortality among the targeted population of district Thatta and Sujawal by improving access to quality healthcare services as per minimum Services Delivery Package (MSDP) Sindh. MERF is required to improve primary health care services provision in RHCs, improve secondary health care services provision in THQ hospitals and DHQ hospital besides strengthening district monitoring and evaluation systems to promote evidence based planning and decision making for quality improvement.

Public Private Partnership for the Operationalization of Type-C Hospital at Mishti Mela, Orakzai Agency

Project Title

Public Private Partnership for the Operationalization of Type-C Hospital at Mishti Mela, Orakzai Agency.

Duration: June 2017 – June 2020
Donor: Health Secretariat, FATA

Description of Project:

Under Public Private Partnership Initiative, Medical Emergency Resilience Foundation (MERF) has taken over the Agency Head Quarter Hospital Mishti Mela in July 2017. The objective of the project is Operationalization of the hospital and provision of quality health care services to the general public.

Since, the handover of the hospital, MERF team has made operational the hospital which was inaugurated by Honorable Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Iqbal Zafar jhagra.

Moreover, the following services have been made fully functional at the hospital.

The following services are fully functional at AHQ hospital:

  • Outpatient Services (OPD) – Specialized & General;
  • Inpatient wards/units (IPD) – Surgical, Medical, Pediatrics, Gynecology & Eye;
  • Accident & Emergency (A&E) services;
  • Operation Theatres;
  • Labor Rooms;
  • Laboratory Services;
  • Pharmacy;
  • EPI Services;

Conducting KAP and SMART Survey in 16 districts of Baluchistan

Project Title

Conducting KAP and SMART Survey in 16 districts of Baluchistan

Duration: 2017-2017
Donor: UNICEF through Health Department,
Government of Balochistan

Description of Project:

MERF is conducting a SMART and KAP survey in 16 districts of Baluchistan on behalf of Department of Health, Government of Baluchistan. The objective of the survey are to;

  1. To estimate the prevalence of acute malnutrition in children 6 to 59 months
  2. To estimate the prevalence of Wasting, Stunting and Underweight in children aged 06-59 months
  3. To estimate the prevalence of malnutrition on MUAC (Mid Upper Arm Circumference) <21 cm) in pregnant & lactating women
  4. To assess the IYCF (Infant & Young Child Feeding) practices among children aged 0-23 months including breastfeeding & complementary feeding practices
  5. To estimate the morbidity rates (for Diarrhea, ARI, Fever & other common childhood illnesses) in children 0-59 months of age
  6. To measure the crude and under five mortality rates in children 0-59 months
  7. To assess the food security, livelihood and WASH practices in the populations
    • To assess the population’s access to, and use of improved WASH facilities
    • To assess the household dietary diversity
  8. To estimate the coverage of measles and vitamin A supplementation amongst the targeted groups (06-59 months children)
  9.  To generate recommendations for addressing the malnutrition situation and key health indicators in the targeted 16 districts through nutrition interventions
  10.  Access, availability and acceptability of food and food diversity
  11.  WASH facilities and practices
  12. Key MNCH indicators
  13.  Education Indicators (Children in school and children out of schools-Primary 6-12 years of age)
  14.  Child protection-Birth Registrations

Training of Community Midwives in midwifery schools

Project Title

Eighteen Months Training for Community Midwife in Midwifery Schools situated in Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu and D.I.Khan

Duration: July 2016 – Dec 2917
Donor: FATA Development Authority (FDA)

Description of Project:

Funded by FATA Development Authority, the objective of the project is to provide Eighteen Months Training for Community Midwife in Midwifery Schools situated in Peshawar and D.I.Khan.

MERF has the following responsibilities under the project.

  • Identification and selection of female from FATA
  • Conducting 18 months CMW training
  • Providing boarding and lodging for participants
  • Monitoring and technical backstopping of the training

Under the project, female students from FATA are trained in Community Midwifery in two schools, one in Peshawar and one in D.I Khan. All the students are provided with books, uniforms and monthly stipend. Moreover, accommodation, boarding and lodging has also been arranged for the students receiving the training.

FATA Female Health Skills Development Project

Project Title

Training of Community Volunteers in 04 Female Skills Centres of Khyber Agency FATA

Duration: June2016 – May 2019
Donor: FATA Development Authority (FDA)

Description of Project:

Training of Community Volunteers in 04 Female Skills Centres of Khyber Agency FATA

  • Identification and selection of female from Khyber Agency FATA
  • Conducting training on key health topics related to MNCH

YUnder the project four female skill center in FATA Khyber agency are being run by MERF. At each center 20 volunteers are trained.  As of November 2017, one batch has already successfully completed while a second batch of volunteers is being trained in Khyber agency FATA.

Nursing Education Project

Project Title

Three Years Diploma in Nursing Education for female students from FATA.

Duration: Aug 2016 – Sep 2019
Donor: FATA Development Authority (FDA)

Description of Project:

The program focuses on addressing the key gaps in female health workforce. This is addressed by conducting Nursing training to local females from FATA which will then be deployed in their local set-up to ensure availability of essential maternal, newborn and child health services at their doorstep. After completing this programme, a strong workforce will be available that can contribute considerably in achieving the SDGs.

Funded by FDA, MERF is required under the project in;

  • Identification and selection of female from FATA
  • Conducting 3 years Nursing training
  • Providing boarding and lodging for participants & monitoring and technical backstopping.

MERF is implementing training initiative in a Pakistan Nursing Council (PNC) recognized school in Peshawar. Under the project, 100 students have been selected from FATA in consultation with FDA. These students have been enrolled in PNC recognized school in Peshawar. MERF covers their tuition, boarding & lodging, uniform, books and transportation.