Support to continuity of SRH & GBV Services in remote areas of Pakistan at time of COVID 19 and beyond

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Project Briefing

BRSP with the financial support of UNFPA DFAT/CERF has established 04 Tele-Health Centres in districts Quetta, Pishin, Chaghi,Loralai, Turbatand in Killa Abdullah.  These centers are linked with Dr. Najma Ghafar Hospital (DNGH) Quetta, for specialized medical health care services. Dr. Najma Ghafar is specialized in gynecology and obstetrics and holds vast experience dealing with pregnancy-related complications for years. The focal persons from these telehealth centers have been trained from DNGH on the Quality of basic emergency obstetric and newborn care(B-EmONC) and Telemedicine who are providing B-EmONC services to women and neonatal/children of the areas.

In the context of Balochistan, telehealth can be the key to optimize the use of available resources through adopting information communication technology. It can overcome the problem of scarcity of doctors, geographic barriers through paramedic/LHV supported by data entry operator can run telehealth unit under the guidance of a doctor sitting in the urban site. This online approach also takes care of anonymity particularly of female patients with gynecological issues who do not want to reveal their identity.

Additionally, six Women Friendly Health Spaces (WFHS) have been established in People’s Primary Health Care Initiative (PPHI) Basic Health Unit (BHU) to provide  safe spaces for the community women  to come and get awareness about Gender Based Violence (GBV) and GBV referral Pathways, Sexual Reproductive Health ( SRH),  and to receive individual as well as group psychosocial support . Trained psychologists have been to provide psychosocial support for GB survivors and people affected by multiple emergencies.  The awareness sessions include sessions on personal protection, GBV, health hygiene, Reproductive Health, Sexual Reproductive Health, GBV and family  planning.

Project Objectives:

  • The project objective is to ensure the accessibility of men, women, and girls to quality SRH and GBV services in the most remote and vulnerable areas of Pakistan
  • To ensure access of women and girls in refugee settings and communities affected by humanitarian emergencies including Covid-19 to integrated sexual reproductive health (SRH) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) information and services

Project Activities:

  • Provide the information to Women & Young girls on GBV, SRH, and FP issues
  • Provide the information to men and boys on GBV issues
  • Provide psychosocial support to men and boys
  • frontline health workers and auxiliary staff GBV and SRH will receive training on IPC
  • women and adolescent with disabilities will receive GBV and SRH services
  • Provision of dignity kits for women