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02nd May 2020 –02nd October 2020

Area: Health Name of the Project: COVID-19
Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Project (ERHSP)
Duration of the Project: May 02,2020-October 02, 2020
Role of the consultant: Sole consultant
Province: Khost & Paktika and Kandahar (JV with BARAN)
Description of the project and scope of services:

  • Background
    In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for ‘disease’. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”. This virus was first detected in |Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The first infections were linked to a live animal market, but the virus is now spreading from person-to-person. It’s important to note that person-to-person spread can happen on a continuum. The virus that important to note that cause COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. That is why CDC recommends that these patients be isolated either in the hospital or at home (depending on how sick they are) until they are better and no longer pose a risk of infecting others.

  • Over All Objectives
    The overall objectives of the project are to protect our citizens from the spread of COVID-19; to respond and mitigate the threat posed by COVID-19 in Afghanistan and to strengthen national health systems preparedness and capacity to respond to public health emergencies.
    One of the aim of this project is to avoid disruption of BPHS/EPHS/ service delivery under SEHATMANDI project.
    1. At the Provincial Level: There is a provincial Center for Combating Corona virus, headed by the Provincial governor and/ or Provincial Health director. The center will have three main function a) health services, b) surveillance, c) monitoring and risk communication; d) logistic/ finance support. The Service provider needs to be engaged actively in all three functions and work closely with the provincial center.
    2. At the district Level: The |District Center for Combating Corona virus will be established in coordination with PPHDs. The MoPH has to facilitate the infrastructure and necessary equipment and supply will be provided. The world Health Organization (WHO provides the training. The SP will link the RRT with the District Center based on priority; Each RRT will be equipped with one vehicle. The RRT have to have to do Surveillance and case finding (active through contact tracing, and passive by consulting patients coming to the center), taking samples for lab test as per protocol, transport of samples to the lab, health education and risk communication, in case of necessity hospitalize and isolate patients, refer cases with severe signs and symptoms through a dedicated ambulance to the provincial ICU dedicated for Covid-19. The SP is responsible to cover urban areas of each province by the same services.

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COVID-19 Project

1st Jan 2020 – 30th March 2023

Area: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Services
Name of the project: Family Health House (FHH)
Duration of the project: 1st Jan 2020—30th March 2023
Role of the consultant: sole consultant
Province: Paktika
Description of the project and scope of services:

  • Under the FHH project, OHPM will train 23 community midwives and will deploy them to the target district where they will provide Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Services. Meanwhile, through two FHHs and two mobile health teams, OHPM will provide the same services till the graduation of community midwives.
  • Providing equitable access to and use of quality health,
  • nutrition, WASH, prevention and protection services that are appropriate and effectively address their rights and needs.
  • Increase national institutional capacity to deliver comprehensive maternal health services
  • Provision of essential RMNCAH services through two mobile health teams and two family health houses.
  • Running of community midwifery school boarding 23 students
  • Construction and equipping of two FHHs in Paktika province
  • Provision of training to CHWs of Paktika province
  • Provision of immunization services (TT2+, PENTA 3
  • Under five screening and provision of health education sessions

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FHH Project

1st Jan 2019 – 30th June 2021

Name of the Project: Implementation of SEHATMANDI Project in Paktika, Khost and Kandahar Provinces
Role of the Consultant: Lead Organization
Provinces: Khost, Paktika and Kandahar
Description of the project and scope of services:
  • Providing and delivering Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS):
  • Implementation of Maternal and New Born Care (ANC, PNC, FP, PPFP, Recognition and referral of emergencies, New borne care and community-based birthing/newborn care (CBBNC))
  • Implementation of Child Health and Immunization (IMCI Activities, EPI Management and Services)
  • Delivery and Implementation of Public Nutrition (Growth Monitoring, Screening, IYCF, Prevention and Treatment of Malnutrition, Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative)
  • Implementation of Communicable Diseases Treatment and Control (Managing and providing Tuberculosis (TB) services, community-based DOTS program, Managing and providing HIV/AIDS services, Malaria Control, Prevention of Hepatitis, Prevention of Rabies and Treatment of Leishmaniosis)
  • Implementation and delivery of mental health and disability Services; as well as Procurement and supply of essential medicine, medical supplies and consumables and lab re-agents
  • Implementation and delivery of Primary eye care, dental health services and prevention of non-communicable diseases
  • Management of referral system from community to health facilities and from health facilities to the regional hospitals.
  • Improve Access and Utilization of Hospital Services (Improve Access and Utilization of Hospital Services through Maximizing Efficient, Improve Access and Utilization of Hospital Services through Strengthening Reproductive Health (RH) and Maternal & Child Health (MCH) Services, Improve Access and Utilization of Hospital Services through Managing Healthcare in Insecurity, Improve Access and Utilization of Hospital Services through Healthcare to Marginalized Groups, Improve Access and Utilization of Hospital Services through Delivery of All components of EPHS in an Integrated Manner)
  • Establish a Comprehensive Referral System within the community and through health facilities
  • Improve the Quality of Patient Care in the Provincial Hospital
  • Improve Knowledge and Skills of PH Health Personnel, PPHO and Community (In-service Trainings, Pre-service
  • Training for CME and CHNE, Clinical and Diagnostic Services (Inpatient Services), General surgical services, Orthopedic Services, General Pediatric services, General Medical Services, Improving Eye Care Unit, Outpatient services (Vaccinations, Ear-Nose-Throat, Mental Health, Dental and Physiotherapy Services), Laboratory services, Blood Transfusion & Blood Bank Services, Ultrasound, X-Ray and ECG Services, Supervision of support services and building, Hospital’s Kitchen, Laundry and tailor, Central Sterile Supply, Hospital’s Mortuary.
  • Ensure Quality Support Services and Emergency Preparedness and response
  • Selection of Community Hospital Board, Building the capacity of Community Hospital Board members; Holding the meetings and facilitating the coordination and communication of community hospital board meeting
  • Strengthening Community Based Health Care Approach (improve CHWs performance, Establishing Family Health Action Groups (FHAGs), Specific Approach for Ensuring that BPHS/EPHS Services are Responsive to the Local Community Needs, Approach for Establishing Mechanism to be responsive for community needs, Citizen Engagement in line with the Citizens Charter National Priority Program (CCNPP)).
  • Managing the Coordination at national, provincial and community levels, Conduct regular supportive supervision of the HFs, Establish and Operationalize a Comprehensive Referral System, Data Analysis, Reporting, Routine Supply)
  • Increasing Access and Utilization of Services Specially for Hard to reach and marginalized communities such establishing the number of new HFs and rationalization of existed HFs (Establishing Family Health Houses (FHH), Public Private Partnership for EPI Services, Health Information Center (HIC), School Health initiative, Distribution of baby kits for mothers who give birth, Performance based incentive to CHWs)
  • Providing pre-services training to community midwives and community health nurses, Capacity Building of Health Staff delivering BPHS/EPHS services and Project Technical Staff, Engagement and Supporting, Managerial Capacity, Technologic Skills)
  • Providing Gender Equity in Health and Nutrition Service Delivery, Strengthen the Afghanistan Government’s Legitimacy and Visibility at Service Delivery Points Particularly at Community
  • Strengthening managerial autonomy and enhance efficiency of BPHS and EPHS facilities at provincial level

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OHPM General Director during Monitoring visit from OHPM Logar BPHS Project.

22th Oct 2019 – 22th March, 2021

Area: Immunization/Vaccination
Name of the project: Community based outreach vaccination (CBOV) project
Duration of The Project: 22th Oct 2019 – 22th March, 2021
Role of the consultant: sole consultant
Provinces: Khost and Paktika
Description of the project and scope of services:
  • The Community Based Outreach Vaccination (Mobile Immunization) Objective is to strengthen and improve EPI coverage through deploying community based outreach vaccination teams to cover the uncovered villages and areas in rural settings of the Paktika and Khost province.
  • Establishment of Hubs and service delivery points in the target white areas and assigning the teams for each SDP by the project supervisor during the first two months of the project.
  • Conducting EPI routine services through Mobile immunization teams at the communities by the CBOV teams during the life of the project.
  • Regular monitoring of the quality of data and providing constructive feedback to the vaccinators by the project supervisor, BPHS EPI supervisor and PEMT on monthly bases during the life of the project.
  • Supplying vaccines and monitoring the cold chain supply of vaccines to all hubs and service delivery points by the project supervisor on monthly bases during the life of the project.
  • Revising and implementing the EPI Micro Plan for the vaccinators by the project supervisor, PEMT and BPHS
    EPI supervisor during the first quarter of the project.
  • Supporting the National Immunization Days (NIDs) by the CBOV team during the life of the project.
  • Conducting coordination meetings with PPHD, PEMT and REMT by the project management team and project supervisor on monthly bases during the life of the project.
  • Providing TT vaccine Outreach services in the districts where girls’ high schools are available by the CBOV team on bi-annual bases.
  • Conducting awareness sessions to the general population of the white areas and under the coverage of Mobile immunization teams at the communities by CBOV teams on monthly bases during the life of the project.
  • Conducting Joint Monitoring and Supervision visits from community base service delivery points by Project management team, PEMT, BPHS EPI supervisor and project supervisor on monthly bases during the life of the project.
  • Providing project inception report 14 calendar days after singing of the contract by the project management team within the first month of the project.
  • Providing regular quarterly technical reports to PEMT, REMT by the project management team during the life of the project.
  • Providing regular quarterly technical and financial reports to GCMU HSS-3 by the project management team during the life of the project.

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Khairkot DH_Growth Monitoring-OHPM Paktika BPHS Project

1st July 2017 – 30th Jun, 2020

Area: Emergency Response, Nutrition
Name of the Project: Public Nutrition Program - Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) Project
Duration of The Project: 1st July 2017 – 31th Dec, 2019
Role of the Consultant: Sole Consultant
Provinces: Parwan, Khost and Paktika
Description of the project and scope of services:
  • Implementing Public Nutrition Program under Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) in Parwan, Khost and Paktika provinces of Afghanistan.
  • To treat moderate acute malnourished children age 6-59 months and acute malnourished pregnant and lactating women in target areas during the project period
  • To increase nutrition awareness of pregnant and lactating women and MAM children caregivers and promote optimal behaviors among them through social behavior change communication (SBCC)
  • Treat acutely malnourished pregnant and lactating women (AM-PLW) from the second trimester up to their sixth month of breastfeeding.
  • Increase awareness of malnourished pregnant & lactating women on optimal infant and young child
    feeding, and maternal nutrition.
  • Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the PLW that includes: anthropometry (MUAC), medical history, and physical examination
  • Monitor the progress of the woman’s nutritional status
  • Verify and exclude the presence of medical complications
  • Make a referral, follow-up home visit, or discharge as appropriate
  • Probe woman on the daily ration size, storage, and use of supplementary ration
  • In case of absence, pass the information and pay visit to the house of the child to know the reason for absence.
  • Ensure continued counselling for ante natal / post-natal care and IYCF
  • Where possible, give a demonstration of how to use Plump Supplement
  • Record the mothers’ registration number on ALL documentation
  • Give the schedule of the next TSFP visit

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Khairkot DH_Growth Monitoring-OHPM Paktika BPHS Project

1st Jan 2016 – 31 Dec, 2020

Area; Health and Emergency, Mass Campaign and Promotion
Name of the Project: Implementation of Malaria Project
Role of the Consultant: Sole Consultant
Provinces: Khost, Paktika and Kunduz
Description of the project and scope of services:
  • Implementation of Malaria project activities under the Global Fund UNDP program in Khost, Paktika and Kunduz provinces.
  • The main objectives of this project is to reduce malaria morbidity at the provincial level;
  • Reduced malaria mortality to zero; 3) to reduce the incidence of P. falciparum malaria to sporadic cases with a vision to completely
    interrupt transmission of P.f by 2020;
  • Reduced malaria morbidity in high risk area by 80% by the end of 2017.
  • Vector Control (LLIN continuous Distribution for Pregnant women (ANC-1) and LLIN distribution through Mass Campaign in Community)
  • Case Management (Community Based Malaria Management Training for health workers (MDs, CHSs, CHWs), Malaria Microscopy training for Lab technicians, Case Identification with RDT and Lab. treatment with Premaquine and ACT and referring from HP to HFs.
  • Conducted training on malaria case finding, diagnosis, and treatment for health providers at the community and health facility levels.

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LLIN Distribution MALARIA Project

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