Quetta: PPHI Balochistan recently arranged 3 days of training on Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health in Emergencies in collaboration with UNFPA & DFAT, Australian Government from 23rd to 25th of December.
Healthcare providers of 4 districts i.e., Quetta, Pishin, Chaghi, and Killa Saifullah were briefed about a series of crucial actions required to respond to the reproductive health needs at the onset of the crisis. Program coordinator Haroon Rasheed Kasi, Program Officer Ambar Munir and (SRH) Coordinator Maryam Brahui moderated three sessions.
Haroon Kasi informed the participants that according to a survey conducted in 2016 Pakistan is amongst the top 10 countries in the world exposed to natural hazards. This is in addition to the humanitarian crisis that Pakistan has been facing during recent years. MISP ensures the provision of quality lifesaving activities in crisis situations and enables healthcare providers to sustain and expand the scope of services throughout the crisis-prone areas.
Some of the main objectives of MISP Training were to sensitize the participants on coordination mechanisms, prevention, and management of sexual violence during emergencies, reduce transmission of HIV, prevent maternal and newborn deaths and plan for comprehensive sexual and reproductive health services integrated with the primary healthcare services.
PPHI Balochistan, already working in the primary healthcare services throughout the province, has already integrated MISP concepts with its routine PHC services. The Hub & Spoke Model in Tehsil Karezat – Pishin implemented by PPHI Balochistan, with the technical and financial support of UNFPA & DFAT – Australian Government is a good example of focused sexual and reproductive health services integrated with the primary healthcare services.
At the end of the training sessions, participants appreciated PPHI Balochistan’s initiative for improving and building the capacities of healthcare providers. At the culmination of training session Chief Operating Officer PPHI Balochistan Muhammad Rafique Raisani, Director M&E Akbar Khan Nasar and Program Coordinator Haroon Rasheed Kasi distributed certificates among the participants.
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