Part of World's first typhoid vaccine Campaign

Duration:- 10/Nov/2019 to 30/Nov/2019 

Pakistan has become the first country to introduce a typhoid vaccine to tackle the drug-resistant typhoid outbreak. According World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017, 63% of Typhoid cases and 70 % of typhoid death in Pakistan were among children younger then 15 years of age. HAPE Development and welfare Association team have pleasure, they are partner in first time in World TCV (Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine) introduction campaign. TCV Campaign has profound impact on vaccine Process in District Badin by HAPE Development and Welfare Association with the support of PHC Global & UNICEF. Despite progress in increased reach to more children with life-saving vaccine, there has been a stagnation in the proportion of children under Ninth Month to 15thyear of age who received One doses of vaccine. During the Campaign HAPE Badin covered all 8 Union Councils of District where Campaign held. District Health Department assigns all Campaign Union Councils for Mobilization Process. District Badin achieved above the 100% in TCV Catch-up Coverage in all over campaign. During the Campaign estimated that approximately 106% were vaccinated about 184549 Children Covered in all UCs. In first Phase HAPE Team for effective interventions, a Local survey was conducted to assess the public’s knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to immunization. That uncovered various barriers to campaign participation, including religious concerns about vaccines and vaccination, safety concerns, such as worrying about receiving New vaccines, and perceived lack of sensitivity to gender norms during vaccination. Results from the survey informed the design and implementation of a large-scale social mobilization intervention that galvanized diverse community stakeholders to support vaccination. Social Mobilizers were trained by HAPE to Conducted Community-based Information Sessions in the Wards/Villages, and they were trained to answer questions about vaccination concerns to promote vaccinations. Trusted leaders including religious leaders and Influence Persons were identified and engaged to promote vaccination in their community. Religious leader engagement was a central pillar of the social mobilization strategy, including the formation of faith-based action groups that comprised Islamic leaders. Imams used relevant verses from the Qur’an to promote life saving Vaccine messages to community members in 26mosques during Juma Khutba. In 349 Mosques Convey Messages through Mosque Loud Speakers, Imams give the importance of vaccine through Mosque announcements. During Campaign S.Ms Conducted 66 Sessions in Madarsa’s. Social Mobilizers used innovative idea, through Micro plane identify area where vaccination will plane, S.Ms attend Nimaz in Mosque and after Jamait they Coney the Message. For instance, radio messages were revised to address vaccination concerns. Through Radio “F.M Badin” widely spread Message in all District throughout Campaign. HAPE Conducted 3256 Awareness sessions in all UCs. Social mobilizers were used primarily on the days of the campaign to disseminatereminders by megaphones and help identify eligible children to be brought to the fixed vaccination sites. Social Mobilizers communicated Vaccine teams in Field, District Health Department Identified Refusal Children’s and S.Ms will Mobilized their Parents through Posters, Mobile Videos, Local Doctors specially Child Specialists, Mosque Imams, Influence Persons and Teachers. Throughout Campaign HAPE team Mobilized 5641 Refusal Children for vaccination and 3648 Refusal Children’s bought at vaccination centers. It was difficult task covered Nomads in catchment area because hundreds of families temporary settled in area for crop cutting session, S.Ms conducted various session with them for vaccination. During TCV Campaign covered 216 Government and 66 Private Schools. Conduct awareness Sessions with Schools Management, Parents, Teachers, Students and Private School Associations. The HAPE engaged traditional chiefs, Teachers, Assistant Commissioners, Tapidars and Village/ward Influence Persons extensively to organize community-level promotion events.During the Campaign HAPE spread Message through Mobile Vans. 73 Mobile Miking carry out in all 8 UCs on daily bases. Mobile Vans, announced Outreach venues, Importance of Vaccine, Cause of Typhoid and Importance of Campaign. Partnerships with the media were furtherleveraged in promoting vaccination. During the Campaign HAPE Team covered two Mall Pari (Cattle Animals Bazaar) in Talhar and Golarchi, where conducted awareness sessions and through Loud speaker Announcement Convey Messagein Thousand of Peoples.

Post Polio Campaign Monitoring

Duration:- 2007 to 2014

After every polio campaign Hape Development and welfare Association as third-Party Monitor, Monitoring post polio campaign with the support of World health Organization and District Health Department. Polio campaign monitoring carried out to assess the quality and impact of supplementary immunization activities. It critical-ed to guiding any necessary mid-course corrections if gaps or problems were found.

The basic elements of monitoring include recording: the number and source of independent monitors, the number of children monitored, the percentage of children whose fingers are marked to prove they were vaccinated (both in house-to-house monitoring and out-of-house) and the proportion of districts monitored. independent monitoring data answers the question, “How many children did we reach with vaccine?” It allows rapid changes to be made to cover missing children and stop polio transmission more quickly.

Mobile Service Units (MSUs)

Duration:- Nov 2011 to Jan 2012 

During November to January 2011 the UNFPA deployed mobile service units (MSU) in 8 rain flood affected districts through Government and NGO partners. These MSUs offered Mother and child and medical response services along with basic primary and emergency obstetric care services to women and child’s. Female medical officers and female psychologists were available to respond to the needs of the flood survivors. Referral pathway development activities for 2011. Hape Development and welfare Association implement project with the support of  UNFPA and National Trust for Population Welfare (NATPOW) in District Badin. They operate from specially designed vehicles and provide temporary maternal and child health care and referring system. 

Project Objectives:

  • To creating awareness about the importance of mother and child health among stakeholders
  • To mobilize and sensitize the community for active participation in project interventions
  • To improve ante and post natal health care
  • To reduce MMR and IMR
  • To improve the accessibility of child birth medical facilities and assistance
  • To ensure ready access to appropriate medical facilities

Project beneficiaries: 15,000

Nature of Beneficiaries: Male female community members, TBAs, Children, Doctors and health facility providers

Achievements of the project

  • Covered 66 Villages
  • Provide the Mother child care Service   
  • Covered More than 10035 Children and Females

SMS4Polio Campaign

Duration:- Feb 2009 to April 2009 

HAPE Development & Welfare Association Badin established Information Centre (IC) in Matli with support of District Health Department Badin, and works exclusively on the issue of People’s Knowledge about Polio and E.P.I because majority of community rely on Traditional Information and humor bases information and also to sensitize, Aware, build the responsibly among the Community and Alert through Short Massaging Service (SMS) in Local Languages. District Health Department supported in Data collocation of Mobile Numbers in UC Halipota. 

  • HAPE Development & Welfare Association Badin collected 1055 Mobile numbers from UC Halipota Council through Heath department, Teachers and Volunteers.
  • Data collectors utmost collected literate Mobile phone users it’s self
  • HAPE Send 2 or 3 Massages in Sindhi, Urdu and English on daily bases all week and used Ufone and Zong networks for Massaging,
  • Mobile Company provided 8000 Massages in 84 rupees for one Month. aapproximately we send 16000 Massages during SMS4Polio Campaign in week.
  • After Successful campaign number of missed area was not reported in UC Halipota.
  • According the compilation report of zonal supervisor, Number of children vaccinated in previous Round was 5076 children’s but in this round after SMS4Polio Campaign reported 5572 in Union Council Halipota. As the increase 500 children only in one week campaign.
  • EDO- Health Reported that Coverage report of NIDs March 2009 was 200 more in the Comparison of NIDs January 2009.
  • The SMS4Polio Campaign have Directly expend only 5000 rupees on UC campaign if divide the total cost of the operation in UC by the number of children vaccinated is 0.89 cost per vaccinated child.
  • After starting of SMS4Polio Campaign we observed local Health teams of Polio are review their strategies and planning and take it’s very serious.
  • During the Polio Campaign HAPE team sort out the Mobile numbers in Deh wise and sending Polio teams schedule Deh wise,
  • During the Polio campaign send Islamic related massages to Pesh Imam and try to Mobilized as they would announced the Polio days through Loud speaker.
  • After and during the campaign circulate the EDO-Health Office Number for the purpose of inquiry and sharing the information about missing areas or childerns,
  • Try make machnusim of Community monitoring system.
  • Mr Abdul Khalique Chang he is the supervisor in Union council Halipota, He said After SMS4Polio campaign many persons they know me called me and get schedule of polio teams in their villages and first day of polio campaign many persons called me and asked me why polio teams not reached in our villages? I shared the Schedule of their villages, He further said when Polio teams reached at village Ahmed bubar villagers already waiting for polio team and fully cooperate with polio teams.

TB Control Program

Duration:- 1 Nov 2007 to 30 Nov 2008

HAPE Development and Welfare Association  and The Asia Foundation joined the fight against TB in District Badin. With a grant from The Global Fund.

The work focuses on the grassroots level: trainers conduct interactive video sessions to raise awareness and explain treatment. One crucial outcome of these sessions is identification and referral of suspected cases of TB; another is that people in these communities often become volunteers themselves to help their own neighborhoods fight TB. They assist in identifying and referring possible TB cases and visit homes to ascertain whether treatment is being followed. 

The program seeks to directly involve political leaders and government officials in the fight against TB. Once TB patients are identified, the Foundation refers them to Pakistan’s health system and provides forums for people to discuss difficulties in accessing health services from the government. This information is then relayed to government authorities so they can act. By working this way, the hope is that health programs will be more responsive to broader governance concerns in ways that can positively impact the delivery of services

Achievements of the project

  • Train 220 Male and Female Volunteers
  • Identified 755 Male and Female Volunteers
  • Identified and refer 421 Suspected Patients to Hospitals

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