Project Location within Country:
District Hospitals Tando Mohammad Khan and Badin of Sindh Province.
The patients from flood affected communities .
Start Date (Month/year): October, 2011
Expected Completion Date: November, 2011
Description of Project
World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Acute Respiratory Infections are the leading cause of death in young children in Pakistan, responsible for20-30% of all child deaths under age 5 years. The research and technical development efforts over the last 15 years have contributed to improving the effectiveness of the case management strategy to reduce mortality from pneumonia in children in Pakistan. Community intervention is viable, effective and practical. Rising antimicrobial resistance among commonly used and low-cost oral agents is of significantconcern. WHO ultimately, focusing on preventive strategies such as improving nutrition, reducing indoor pollution, improving mass vaccination, as well as introduction of new vaccines effective against important respiratory pathogens will likely have the most impact on reducing severe ARI and deaths from severe disease.
Scope of the services
Increase easy and rapid access to standard care for Acute Respiratory Infections disease round the clock
Treat patients with moderately or severely respiratory infections patients in standard manner
Reduce excess deaths from treatable conditions
Impart training to the staff
Inauguration of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) Treatment Centre
Services to the patients by the centers
Monitoring and coordination with the relevant stakeholders
Mobilized community for disease prevention
Daily, weekly, fortnightly and final reports to donor