MERF focuses on strengthening the public health system to deliver quality integrated healthcare services addressing the key burden of communicable & non-communicable diseases and problems related to the Maternal, Newborn and Child Healthcare. The major interventions that MERF implemented across its projects include;
- Providing essential curative and preventive services from primary and secondary healthcare facilities.
- Providing of necessary Human Resource (Specialists, Medical Doctors and Paramedical Staff)
- Conducting capacity building trainings and on job mentoring through supportive supervision,
- Delivering essential medicines, consumables and equipment
- Strengthening health information system,
- Supportive supervision and monitoring mechanisms; and
- Community awareness through behavior change interventions.
MERF focuses on providing nutrition specific interventions that address the immediate determinants of maternal and child under nutrition. The key interventions include:
- Community mobilization and screening of malnourished children and pregnant women
- Supplementary feeding program (SFP)
- Outpatient therapeutic program (OTP)
- Management Severe Acute Malnourished (SAM) cases in Stabilization Center (SC), e) promotion of infant and young child feeding practices, multi micro-nutrient supplementation and de-worming.
Studies & Surveys
MERF has qualified professional and dedicated survey and research team at country as well as at provincial level. This include health experts, Bio statistician, M&E professional and sector specialist. The team has hand on experience on SQUEAC, KAP and SMART surveys. Recently the team conducted KAP and SMART surveys in 16 district of Balochistan and in one district of KPK. Besides these, MERF team continuously implementing case study and success stories at all the project location.
Safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are critical to people’s health and well-being, and especially to maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH). Almost 10% of the global burden of disease is attributable to unsafe WASH and women and children are most affected by the consequences of poor access to these services. Diarrhea disease, resulting from contaminated food and water sources, is a leading cause of child mortality and morbidity in Pakistan, and diarrhea is a major cause of malnutrition. MERF focuses on ensuring safe drinking water to meet basic needs, providing appropriate facilities for defecation and promote good hygiene practices through evidence based systematic approaches to enable people to take action to prevent and/or mitigate water, sanitation and hygiene-related diseases.