Project Code: GC-012
Fund Implementing Partner: National Institute of Health
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Project Size: Medium (100-500)
The project objective is to respond to the COVID 19 pandemic in Pakistan and strengthen diagnostic services for public health preparedness in order to help the poor and vulnerable to lessen the impact of the pandemic in Pakistan.
Outcome 1 Detection: Laboratory and Diagnostic Systems Strengthened to ensure prompt case finding and local containment and increased surveillance capacity through testing and diagnostic services.
Outcome 2 Capacity Building: Capacity Building of Health Care providers in patient Safety
The project strengthened capacity of NIH and Provincial Public Health Laboratories (PPHL) Network for effective response against COVID 19 pandemic in Pakistan. The sophisticated state of the art well equipped labs, departments and capacity enhancement services are benefiting at least 35-45% of Pakistan’s population.
In the face of COVID 19, the country was in dire need of urgent measures through additional resources for strengthening the real time surveillance and early detection, containment of potential COVID 19 cases and embedding of prevention and control measures to halt/minimize local transmission, so that the health systems do not chock under pressure and the country does not face a situation like the one faced by some of the countries which were most affected by the pandemic. Therefore, urgent preventions, detection and response measures were required to manage the ongoing outbreak. This entailed requisite system strengthening, timely diagnostics, establishing isolation rooms, measures for infection prevention and Control (IPC), critical care/case management across health care facilities, field surveillance for timely detection, provision of PPEs, clinical equipment and diagnostic equipment and online supply chain data visibility. Keeping in view the above context the project worked on strengthening the detection and diagnostic services by provision of equipment, gene sequencing facility and capacity building of health care providers on IPC, Good lab practices (GLPs) and Occupational health and Safety (OHS) for frontline health care workers.
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