on 26th October 2015 earthquake caused widespread damages, leaving more than 280 dead, 1,982 injured, over 98,000 houses, 17 health facilities and 497 schools partially or fully damaged. An estimated over one million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.
The Health Cluster has placed great emphasis on the control and mitigation of communicable diseases through the provision of emergency primary health care services and addressing risks related to poor sanitation and hygiene in area of intervention. Communicable diseases (acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, etc) were the most important health problems in the area.
The humanitarian response needs to be flexible to assist those in need, and IDEA’s experience has previously shown that Mobile Medical Camps (MMCs) provide the required flexibility to reach displaced people, especially of women and girls in need of health services in remote areas. IDEA ensured that there MMCs include female staff members, as they were critical to reaching women and girls and play a key role in outreach activities. IDEA ensured that MMCs are organized in a manner which is culturally acceptable and accessible for women and girls
- Title: Emergency Response Fund-ERF
- Direct Beneficiaries: 11295 individuals (5183 female, 3692 Male , and 2291 Childern)
- Location: District Swat-KP
- Donor/Partner: CARE International in Pakistan,
- PM/Focal name: Muhammad Sohail Khan
- Time Line October November 2015-Jan 2016
IDEA with the financial and technical support of CARE International in Pakistan took an initiative on 11th November 2015 to tackle all the urgent humanitarian need in emergency response
AIM OF INITIATIVE:
Improved primary and sexual reproductive health care services with further assistance of NFI and Winterization kit to the earthquake affected people of upper Swat.
The project team identified 620 earthquake affected households in coordination with Tehsil administrations and union council wise local government representatives. Accordingly ,Winter kits distributed in 620 earthquake affected men and women.
Similarly to address the emergency primary and reproductive health needs of the affected communities at the target 17 Union Councils under health response, 50 medical camps and 74 hygiene sessions were conducted in culturally acceptable manners during the reported emergency response. A Total 10675 people were benefited from these free medical camps . Besides distribution, 1212 girls/ Women, 831 men were also oriented/ sensitized on best health and hygiene practices during 74 health and hygiene sessionsseparately organized for men and women in cultural contexts.Antenatal and postnatal care provided to women .In addition , Family planning counseling and contraceptive distributed in men and women. IDEA ensured that there MMCs include female staff members, as they are critical to reaching women and girls and play a key role in outreach activities. IDEA ensured that MMCs are organized in a manner which is culturally acceptable and accessible for women and girls. Further, as the provision and strengthening of primary and reproductive healthcare for women in remote locations has been identified by the Health Cluster as a critical need.