1. A coordination mechanism was developed and implemented for enhanced response undertaken by all the stake holders without duplication of recourses and efforts.
2. DEWS was strengthened in flood hit areas
3. Assessment of damaged health facilities was carried out
4. Field hospitals and medical teams were deployed
5. Need based medicines & supplies were distributed.
6. IEC/Health messages in Urdu & Sindhi were developed & distributed
1. Contingency Plan for Monsoon/ Floods 2012 was prepared in collaboration with WHO.
2. Consultative workshops were conducted at all four provinces and AJ&K. The process was aimed at supporting provincial departments and PDMAs in all provinces to develop a health centered preparedness & response strategy.
3. Regular conduct of Health Cluster meetings with collaboration of WHO involving other key stakeholders at national level to ensure;
- Health service delivery in affected areas,
- Disease surveillance and outbreak response,
- Delivery of life saving drugs & supplies,
- Improvement of water and sanitation facilities.
- Sharing of DEWS data with health department and main stake holders on daily basis with regular sharing of daily epidemiological bulletin.
To build the technical capacity of various organizations to meet emergency challenges as part of preparedness, NHEPRN conduct following training programs with collaboration of Int’l orgs.;
1. International training for Senior Health Managers in Managements of Public Health Risks (MPHR) during emergencies in Pakistan.
2. ELSS trainings for Motorway police & ICT Police
3. HOPE Course for Hospital Managers developed by University of john Hopkins organized in collaborations with USAID and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC).
4. CBDRM Training for CHW in collaboration with WHO
1. Provincial HEPR Cells has been established in Punjab, KPK, Sindh and Balochistan.
2. Provincial consultative meetings to create awareness and advocacy on Disaster Risk Management
3. Vulnerability Assessments of the health facilities in high risk districts.
4. Developments of the first concept note on Mass Causality Management Plan
NHEPRN is in process to collect Health facilities data of high risk districts for ready reference and GIS mapping. Following are the few achievements in this regards;
1. Provincial health departments were requested to provide Health Facilities Information and data of major communicable diseases. (information from Punjab has been received).
2. Emergency contact list of district and provincial focal persons has been maintained and is being regularly updated.
3. GIS mapping of emergency situations, response activities and disease surveillance is continuing as and when required.
4. 4W matrix has been updated with collaboration of WHO.
5. NHEPRN website has been launched and being updated on regular basis (www.nheprn.gov.pk)
6. Efforts have been initiated for the development of online GIS for Health Facilities.