Photo: TKF/ Sibtain Haider
We work in the health sector to enhance the capacities of health units and their staff through training, community engagement, and provision of health facilities where needed.
Our health projects include working on the following main areas:
Strengthening of tertiary healthcare systems
We work to combat diseases such as HIV, TB, STIs, malaria, and polio. Our main focus is on nutrition and rural health.
Primary Health-care Services to Afghan Refugees, Balochistan
September 1st, 2012 till (Ongoing)
Budget: 206.2 million PKR
Since 2012, Tameer-e-Khalaq Foundation has partnered with American Refugee Council (ARC) and later UNHCR to provide integrated primary and reproductive health care services to approximately 166,137 Afghan refugees in 6 refugee camps in Districts Pishin, Quetta, Chaghi of Balochistan. It also provides reproductive health and emergency obstetrics care services to approximately 13,750 refugees in the Mohammad Khail camp, who have settled in Baluchistan over the last 20 years. TKF works with both recently arrived refugees (post 9/11) and refugees who have settled in Pakistan during crises of Soviet Invasion and occupation, Taliban Regime.
Under the BHES program, Tameer-e-Khalaq Foundation has been working on Health, Health Education, Immunization Programs, Family Planning, Protection, GBV, Nutrition, Community Development Services, and even Repatriation Assistance for Afghan Refugee Villages of Pishin and Quetta districts. It has even provided life-saving ambulance service for critical cases to reach medical facilities faster, with more than 1100 cases handled by ambulance in 2015 alone.
The BHES program targets the following Afghan refugee areas:
Model BHU (with Labor Room and Lab services) at Surkhab Model – District Pishin
BHU at Surkhab IV – District Pishin
BHU Surkhab V – District Pishin
BHU at Old Saranan – District Pishin
BHU at New Saranan – District Pishin
Labor Room at Mohammad Khail – District Quetta (Ambulance available/functional 24/7)
Voluntary Repartition Center at Quetta
The massive impact of these health facilities on the previously neglected population of refugees is discussed in detail in our Annual Report 2015 and our Organizational Profile, which can be found in our publications page.
Third Party Monitoring of Polio Eradication Activities
September 1st, 2014 till December 31st, 2015
Pakistan is one of the two remaining countries in the world where polio is still categorized as an endemic viral infection, the other being Afghanistan. The infection remains endemic despite over 100 rounds of vaccination being carried out in the past decade. However, the country had announced a goal of eradication by 2016. To make this possible, there are currently three major stakeholders currently working in the country for Polio Eradication; the Government of Pakistan, the World Health Organization, and the United Nation’s International Children’s Emergency Fund. In order to effectively monitor their communications and social mobilization activities in the high-risk districts, Third-Party Field Monitoring (TPFM) has been engaged in all the provinces and FATA regions of the country.
The full communication network contains thousands of staff in the high-risk districts of the four provinces, frontier regions, and Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Most of these high-risk districts are security compromised and hard to reach areas with a high number of missed children (refusal or non-availability). The objective of the third-party field monitoring is to effectively monitor the program interventions in these high-risk areas to ensure maximum coverage of missed children. The TPFM will ensure that the communication network puts maximum effort into communications and social mobilization activities so that there is a maximum transformation of refusal and not available children.
To achieve this goal, the importance of the role of effective monitoring and accurate reporting cannot be overstated. For this purpose, through a competitive process Tameer-e-Khalaq Foundation has been chosen by UNICEF to provide TPFM for the ComNet activities in the above-mentioned polio high-risk districts. The said services for TPFM have been successfully provided by TKF competent staff from Sept 2014 till Dec 2015.