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Pakistan Flood Response  
 
 
save lives of malnourished children (6-59 months) and to ensure that GAM (Global Acute Malnutrition) rate in
the affected area is maintained below the 10% emergency threshold by improving nutritional status through provision of effective nutritional services at the community and facility level.....
 
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  Successful Stories
 
When my son was admitted to SC, I and my Husband were very worried. We didn’t know what is wrong with our child, he always remains ill,” says her mother. We have consulted every doctor but after sometime he became again ill. Then there i was told about malnutrition and that a malnourished child is more prone to disease. We need food to stay alive, but also to stay strong. Without proper nutrition, our immune system is not efficient, so disease enters through germs like bacteria and can attack easily. Then a cycle begins, when we have a disease, we become malnourished more easily. But now I am confident because now my baby is healthy and I know how to save my children from malnutrition within my economic limits. Thanks to the programme like this.
She said that when i came SC i was so worried and hopeless that now my child will not survive. But there she recovered very soon. and she was also counseled about how she can manage her child health living within her economic limits at SC. She said I used to think that as I am not giving powder milk to my child so she is week. But she was discharged from Sc and referred to SFP with the impression that natural vegetables, fruit, food are best for child health and growth. And diseases can be avoid through cleanliness In SFP center extensive counseling made her concepts more clear and gave them strength. Following the instructions of Nutrition Assistant she fed her child with the Supplementary Plumpy and Multi-Micro Nutrient sachets and her health improved quickly.
 
 
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Baluchistan Emergency WASH Program

 

The objective of interventions is to restore and improve sanitation infrastructure. Major activities include construction of household latrines (household comprising 4-5 families) and w ashing pads . The intervention includes latrine construction in UC Khudaidad and Koz Bund of tehsil Sohbatpur in district Jaffarabad .

 
     

Main Activities of the Project:

 
 
  • Provision of clean drinking water through restoration of water supply schemes by PHED
  • Construction of 400 emergency latrines
  • Construction of 400 bathing places
  • Sensitization of affected communities
  • Distribution of WASH NFI’s (Jerry Cans, plastic buckets, aqua tabs)
 
     

Capacity Built:  
 
 
 
  • The project include community involvement/participation at all stages of the project , service delivery, use of cost-effective, Inter personal Communication (IPC) and locally/culturally appropriate technologies, capacity development, gender mainstreaming, ensuring government lead/ownership and coordination with other partners
  • 16,000 persons (2286 families) are provided with safe sanitation facilities by construction of 400 emergency latrines and 400 washing places in line with sphere guide lines.
  • 1,920 person (280 families) will be sensitized and reached on proper messages on the risks associated with drinking contaminated water and unsafe hygiene practices through interpersonal communication (IPC) and interactive group sessions
  • 2, 000 persons have been sensitized and reached on proper messages on the risks associated with drinking contaminated water and unsafe hygiene practices through interpersonal communication and interactive group discussions
  • Two healthcare centers are provided with the WASH facilities in the project focused area
  • 1714 families have been sensitized on the importance of polio vaccination
  • 1714 families have been sensitized on the importance of education and child protection
  • Trainings of village activists male and female (4 persons team) on proper usage and maintenance of WES facilities on weekly basis to the flood affected families at 4 points by Field Teams
  • Women and children sensitization sessions for displaced families
 
     

Goods & Services Delivered:  
 
 
 
  • 400 latrines and 400 washing places were constructed in line with sphere guidelines which are providing safe sanitation facilities to 12,000 persons.
  • Two healthcare centers are provided with the WASH facilities in the project focused area
  • UNICEF provided 1000 health and hygiene kits and 5000 jerry cans to be distributed among targeted beneficiaries. RP staff after receiving of these materials distributed among the targeted beneficiaries, proper record of distribution was made and provided to third part monitors
 
     

Sustainability Investments:  
 
 
 

The Key approaches used in the implementation of the project are based on the sustainability process

  • Community awareness on the diseases that are usually transmitted due to unhygienic personal and environmental condition
  • Sensitization on the use of latrines
  • Sensitization and practicing hand washing
  • All the soft components are complemented by provision of WAHS hard component in the form of latrine
  • Provision water storage equipments
  • Women were provided equal participation opportunity in the training and hygiene promotion sessions
 
     
   
 
 
   
   
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