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  • A License for Quality Creating the Sindh Health Care Commission
    2017 - In 2015, the government of Sindh asked the HSS Component to help establish a Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) by strengthening staff capacity and technical skills to design and implement an effective regulatory framework. The HSS Component helped the government of Sindh accomplish the following: 1) Codified SHCC Governance Structure ...
  • Capacity Development in Sindh Province
    2017 - As Pakistan decentralized health, population, education, and other social sectors to the provincial level, that decentralization created some challenges, including limited understanding and capacity of provincial staff to fulfill their new duties. To address this, capacity building became an integral part of both the Sindh Health Sector Strategy 2012–2020, which ...
  • From Passive To Active Agents of Change Fostering a Paradigm Shift in the District Planning Culture in Sindh Province Pakistan
    2017 - District health and population management teams (DHPMT) are key district-level decision-making bodies. The Health System Strengthening Component (HSS Component) of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program revitalized DHPMTs in all 23 intervention districts in Sindh Province. The revitalization has facilitated district-level coordination and decision-making and strengthening fiscal and operational planning ...
  • Generating Data to Strengthen the Health System - Sindh Health Facility Assessment
    2017 - Health facility assessments are increasingly used to measure functionality and readiness. In Sindh, the health system faces multiple challenges, including aging infrastructure, deficient human resources, and insufficient quantities of essential medicines, supplies, and equipment. While the Government of Sindh is committed to implementing a reforms agenda through the Sindh Health ...
  • Heartfile Health Financing Providing Access to Life-saving Health Care for Pakistan
    2017 - Globally, more than 100 million people become impoverished and a further 150 million face severe financial hardship as a result of health care payments.This is a critical barrier to achieving universal health coverage (UHC), a central pillar of Goal 3 of the Sustainable Agenda 2030. Heartfile Health Financing (HHF) is ...
  • Scaling Up Chlorhexidine in Pakistan: A game changer for saving newborn lives
    2017 - Although CHX had been added to the essential drug list, the lack of coordination between implementing partners and non-existent standard guidelines and protocols has resulted in fragmented CHX delivery in Pakistan. This fragmentation prohibited possibilities for scale-up, as implementing partners were using different drug protocols and often working in silos. ...
  • Strong Management Stronger Health System Strenghtening the Management and Coordination Continuum
    2017 - In 2010 Pakistan decentralized the health system, passing many management functions to the provincial level. Decentralization is widely accepted as a step toward a more efficient and responsive health system. In Pakistan however, supervision, coordination, and communication mechanisms at both the provincial and district levels must be established to ensure ...
  • Strong Systems Save Lives: Health Systems Strengthening in Pictures
    2017 - The Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program worked to strengthen the Government of Pakistan’s health system, with a particular focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health services in Sindh province. This photo book highlights the work and results of the project, including data management, ...
  • Vaccines For All Improving Routine Immunization in Sindh Province Using A Health Systems-based
    2017 - Recognizing the challenges to improving the performance of the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in the province, the Government of Sindh’s Department of Health (DOH) requested technical support from the Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health program team to conduct an EPI pilot in the four ...
  • Web-based Dashboard, Sindh: A Key Intervention to Strengthen Health Systems
    2017 - The Sindh Department of Health requested the Health Systems Strengthening Component of USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Program to provide technical assistance to develop an integrated, online, interactive MIS dashboard. This dashboard was envisaged to link data from all vertical service delivery programs, including national, provincial, and district levels health ...