Pakistan

ASSIST conducted two cost-effectiveness analyses in Pakistan: one of a maternal and child vaccination program; the other, a family planning program. The studies were commissioned to provide information on program efficiency to USAID and provincial and national public health officials as the basis for evidence-based decision-making.

In addition, ASSIST and its partner, All India Institute of Medical Services (AIIMS), provided support in using quality improvement approaches to a network of 39 WHO- and UNICEF-supported facilities in nine countries: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, Maldives, and Bhutan.  The goal of this work was to strengthen health systems to end preventable child and maternal deaths (EPCMD) in South Asia. For this activity, ASSIST supported three medical colleges and two district hospitals in Punjab Province to initiate QI projects to improve pediatric triage, reduce neonatal hypothermia, reduce post caesarian C-section infection rates, and reduce neonatal sepsis.

For more information on ASSIST’s work in Pakistan, please contact assist-info@urc-chs.com.