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International Medical Corps

Project location : Dadu, Thatta

Project start and end dates :  Eleven Months (October 1st 2010 to August 31 2011) 

Project description

BEFARe in a consortium with International Medical Corps (IMC) is carrying out a project on the provision of comprehensive primary healthcare services, psychosocial services, hygiene education and distribution of hygiene related NFIs to the flood affected population for an immediate response in selected 4 districts each of Punjab and Sindh.

The project has been funded by OFDA/USAID. BEFARe will collaborate with IMC in two identified districts of Sindh namely Dadu and Thatta. The project will build the capacity of the government health facilities in terms of providing medicines, supplies, equipment and repair and maintenance. Mobile and static medical teams will work out of the government health facilities wherever feasible. Government healthcare staff will also be trained so that they are better able to provide healthcare services to the affected communities. Hygiene related NFIs like Jerry Can and Hygiene Kits will also be distributed among the conflict affected IDPs.

BEFARe is responsible for the distribution and replenishment of hygiene kits and jerry cans for storage of clean water to significantly reduce the risk of water borne diseases. Keeping in view the local cultural traditions and using the Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation