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Community women are presenting a role-play on vote casting

David Smith, Regional Representative, DCA SARO & Rita Dhakal Jayasawal, Head of Humanitarian DCA SARO, distributing shields for the Best Activist to Ms. Sher Bano as part of the International Rural Women’s Day celebrations

Children from village Phul Jakhro take part in the role-play on children’s education

Ms. Mital delivering her comments on International Rural Women’s Day and welcoming guests and the community members

A role-play on the awareness of child marriages performed by the community women and children

Fareed, seven years old, was brought to the center for the first time by his grandmother for a chest infection.  His Grandmother said, “I bring him here because I trust the services of MNCH centre.”

Zameer, five years old, was also visiting the center for the first time due to a chest infection.  The team examined and treated him, and advised him to come for a follow-up visit in three days.

Kasbano, nine years old, came to the center after suffering from suspected malaria for four days.  The team confirmed the diagnosis and provided her with medication.  Malaria is a widespread problem in Thatta, exacerbated by recent flooding.

Zulakhan, 40, came to the center for antenatal care.  As well as providing pre- and post-natal services, the team promotes awareness of the importance of continued check-ups for the health of new mothers among the community, and the number of women who come to the center for these check-ups has increased significanty.

Hakeema, 75, came to the center for a muscular-skeletal issue.  The MNCH means that women have access to health care services locally.  For elderly women in particular, the ability to reach a doctor when they need one without the time, expense and risk of travelling outside the village to the district hospital is integral to quality of life. 

Sodi, 45, visited the center to treat an intestinal ulcer.  Poverty and poor sanitation increase the likelihood of the bacterial infection associated with the development of intestinal ulcers.  These can be effectively treated with medication, but can be extremely dangerous if left untreated, underlining the importance of access to local health facilities for women like Sodi.

The field team in Thatta recently participated in a photography workshop, and has shared these portraits of patients at the Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Center, funded by Church of Scotland, using their new skills.

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The Community World Service Office in Mansehra organized an International Women’s Day event at their Basic Health Unit (BHU) in Bararai to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past year.
Young girls from the Afghan refugee community wearing purple head bands to show their participation in strengthening women empowerment through education in the future.
A group of women from the Afghan refugee community were invited to this gathering. They shared success stories of women and expressed their commitment towards promoting and protecting women rights.  Protection Issues for women was also brought up in these discussions.
An awareness session on International Women’s Day and its history was held at the BHU during this event.
The project staff and community members paid tribute to the achievements and struggle of women globally. The photographs were taken to show their solidarity and support to all women around the world.
A group of women from the Afghan refugee community were invited to this gathering. They shared success stories of women and expressed their commitment towards promoting and protecting women rights.  Protection Issues for women was also brought up in these discussions.

On 31st March, the Pakistan Humanitarian Forum held a day-long event in Islamabad to showcase the wide variety of humanitarian development work being carried out in Pakistan. We were able to share our activities in disaster response and recovery, water and sanitation, health, education, livelihoods, peace and democracy, and quality and accountability with our colleagues and partners in the community. Our innovative Mobile Health Laboratory also made an appearance, and offered free blood pressure, blood sugar and blood typing tests to willing visitors!

The exposition was attended by international and national non-governmental, community-based and civil society organizations.
Our stall was well attended throughout the day!
A picture is worth a thousand words!  Displays of photographs and handicrafts interested visitors and demonstrated our work.
Our Mobile Health Laboratory attracted interest and patients!  Dr. Tayaba and Mohammed Jan, the laboratory technician were kept busy with examinations.

Path to Resilience: Women’s Empowerment and Disaster Risk Reduction. Thatta, Sindh. 2013-2014
Path to Resilience: Women’s Empowerment and Disaster Risk Reduction. Thatta, Sindh. 2013-2014

Path to Resilience: Women’s Empowerment and Disaster Risk Reduction. Thatta, Sindh. 2013-2014

Socio-economic empowerment, adult literacy, and improved disaster resilience are helping disaster-affected communities in Thatta reduce poverty, hunger, and gender inequality.

Socio-economic empowerment, adult literacy, and improved disaster resilience are helping disaster-affected communities in Thatta reduce poverty, hunger, and gender inequality.

Socio-economic empowerment, adult literacy, and improved disaster resilience are helping disaster-affected communities in Thatta reduce poverty, hunger, and gender inequality.

2014 Achievements

2014 Achievements

2014 Achievements

60 women from four villages completed an adult literacy course from Adult Literacy Center in Jaffar Mallah Village.

60 women from four villages completed an adult literacy course from Adult Literacy Center in Jaffar Mallah Village.

60 women from four villages completed an adult literacy course from Adult Literacy Center in Jaffar Mallah Village.

With assistance from a freelance designer, 60 women received product development training at the vocational center.

With assistance from a freelance designer, 60 women received product development training at the vocational center.

With assistance from a freelance designer, 60 women received product development training at the vocational center.

These women acquired product development training in appliqué and embroidery skills and prepared a range of marketable products. .

These women acquired product development training in appliqué and embroidery skills and prepared a range of marketable products. .

These women acquired product development training in appliqué and embroidery skills and prepared a range of marketable products. .

During exposure visits to Karachi, production supervisors and sales market agents held meeting with potential buyers for income generation.

During exposure visits to Karachi, production supervisors and sales market agents held meeting with potential buyers for income generation.

During exposure visits to Karachi, production supervisors and sales market agents held meeting with potential buyers for income generation.

Several orders for laces, buttons, bags, bed sheets, appliqué work and other products were completed and generated an income of more than Rs 60,000 (USD 600).

Several orders for laces, buttons, bags, bed sheets, appliqué work and other products were completed and generated an income of more than Rs 60,000 (USD 600).

Several orders for laces, buttons, bags, bed sheets, appliqué work and other products were completed and generated an income of more than Rs 60,000 (USD 600).

Several orders for laces, buttons, bags, bed sheets, appliqué work and other products were completed and generated an income of more than Rs 60,000 (USD 600).

Several orders for laces, buttons, bags, bed sheets, appliqué work and other products were completed and generated an income of more than Rs 60,000 (USD 600).

Several orders for laces, buttons, bags, bed sheets, appliqué work and other products were completed and generated an income of more than Rs 60,000 (USD 600).

An opportunity was provided by Community World Service Asia for women to participate in a festival and set up a stall of their products.

An opportunity was provided by Community World Service Asia for women to participate in a festival and set up a stall of their products.

An opportunity was provided by Community World Service Asia for women to participate in a festival and set up a stall of their products.

19 women and 6 men were trained to conduct sexual and reproductive health (SRH) sessions for the community with co-facilitation from project staff.

19 women and 6 men were trained to conduct sexual and reproductive health (SRH) sessions for the community with co-facilitation from project staff.

19 women and 6 men were trained to conduct sexual and reproductive health (SRH) sessions for the community with co-facilitation from project staff.

3,828 community members (995 men and 2,833 women) participated in 97 SRH sessions.

3,828 community members (995 men and 2,833 women) participated in 97 SRH sessions.

3,828 community members (995 men and 2,833 women) participated in 97 SRH sessions.

252 women, 248 men, and 358 school children participated in disaster risk reduction training.

252 women, 248 men, and 358 school children participated in disaster risk reduction training.

252 women, 248 men, and 358 school children participated in disaster risk reduction training.

With assistance from Community World Service Asia project staff, Samani Mallah, President of VO Jaffer Mallah organized an evacuation drill for women and children as preparedness measures for predicted floods in 2014.

With assistance from Community World Service Asia project staff, Samani Mallah, President of VO Jaffer Mallah organized an evacuation drill for women and children as preparedness measures for predicted floods in 2014.

With assistance from Community World Service Asia project staff, Samani Mallah, President of VO Jaffer Mallah organized an evacuation drill for women and children as preparedness measures for predicted floods in 2014.

Additionally Mother and Neonatal Child Health (MNCH) week was organized inBijora in close coordination with Thatta’s health department.

Additionally Mother and Neonatal Child Health (MNCH) week was organized inBijora in close coordination with Thatta’s health department.

Additionally Mother and Neonatal Child Health (MNCH) week was organized inBijora in close coordination with Thatta’s health department.

MNCH activities included a free mobile health camp day, a day training for traditional birth attendants (TBAs), and tetanus toxide (TT) vaccination campaign for women. A rally was also organized to create health awareness in the community.

MNCH activities included a free mobile health camp day, a day training for traditional birth attendants (TBAs), and tetanus toxide (TT) vaccination campaign for women. A rally was also organized to create health awareness in the community.

MNCH activities included a free mobile health camp day, a day training for traditional birth attendants (TBAs), and tetanus toxide (TT) vaccination campaign for women. A rally was also organized to create health awareness in the community.

All project components are integrated to enhance the capacity of vulnerable communities toward sustainable development.
All project components are integrated to enhance the capacity of vulnerable communities toward sustainable development.
All project components are integrated to enhance the capacity of vulnerable communities toward sustainable development.
Community organizations (CO) and village organizations (VO) were mobilized and trained so that they could successfully lead their communities on a sustainable journey toward resilience.
Community organizations (CO) and village organizations (VO) were mobilized and trained so that they could successfully lead their communities on a sustainable journey toward resilience.
Community organizations (CO) and village organizations (VO) were mobilized and trained so that they could successfully lead their communities on a sustainable journey toward resilience.

Supporting Healthy Living in Shangla
As a consequence of multiple disasters since 2005, Shangla’s health facilities were severely damaged. In 2011, Community World Service Asia initiated preventive and curative health care services in the remote district through two health facilities.
As a consequence of multiple disasters since 2005, Shangla’s health facilities were severely damaged. In 2011, Community World Service Asia initiated preventive and curative health care services in the remote district through two health facilities.
As a consequence of multiple disasters since 2005, Shangla’s health facilities were severely damaged. In 2011, Community World Service Asia initiated preventive and curative health care services in the remote district through two health facilities.
The provision of health education and professionally staffed out-patient departments, fully equipped with Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) and Health Information System (HIS), significantly improved access and the quality of health care.
The provision of health education and professionally staffed out-patient departments, fully equipped with Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) and Health Information System (HIS), significantly improved access and the quality of health care.
The provision of health education and professionally staffed out-patient departments, fully equipped with Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) and Health Information System (HIS), significantly improved access and the quality of health care.
The primary focus is to improve mother and child health in Shangla.
The primary focus is to improve mother and child health in Shangla.
The primary focus is to improve mother and child health in Shangla.
Improved mother and child health care has significantly reduced the maternal and infant mortality rates.
Improved mother and child health care has significantly reduced the maternal and infant mortality rates.
Improved mother and child health care has significantly reduced the maternal and infant mortality rates.
56,041 community members benefited from curative and preventive health during 2014.
56,041 community members benefited from curative and preventive health during 2014.
56,041 community members benefited from curative and preventive health during 2014.
More than 10,000 women and children were assessed for nutritional status.
More than 10,000 women and children were assessed for nutritional status.
More than 10,000 women and children were assessed for nutritional status.
12,936 women received reproductive health care.
12,936 women received reproductive health care.
12,936 women received reproductive health care.
40 birth attendants were trained, who further conducted 551 safe deliveries.
40 birth attendants were trained, who further conducted 551 safe deliveries.
40 birth attendants were trained, who further conducted 551 safe deliveries.
A delivery room functions in Alpuri, making safe delivery possible 24 hours a day.
A delivery room functions in Alpuri, making safe delivery possible 24 hours a day.
A delivery room functions in Alpuri, making safe delivery possible 24 hours a day.
39,973 individuals participated in health education sessions, including staff from the Government Health Department to establish linkages with the local community.
39,973 individuals participated in health education sessions, including staff from the Government Health Department to establish linkages with the local community.
39,973 individuals participated in health education sessions, including staff from the Government Health Department to establish linkages with the local community.
The assessment of malnourished women and children assisted in screening and referring cases.
The assessment of malnourished women and children assisted in screening and referring cases.
The assessment of malnourished women and children assisted in screening and referring cases.
An impact that lasts.
An impact that lasts.
An impact that lasts.
Regular community mobilization meetings are held with religious leaders and elders to emphasize the importance of training local women to conduct safe deliveries. 425 safe delivery kits and hygiene kits have been distributed among pregnant women.
Regular community mobilization meetings are held with religious leaders and elders to emphasize the importance of training local women to conduct safe deliveries. 425 safe delivery kits and hygiene kits have been distributed among pregnant women.
Regular community mobilization meetings are held with religious leaders and elders to emphasize the importance of training local women to conduct safe deliveries. 425 safe delivery kits and hygiene kits have been distributed among pregnant women.
Community World Service Asia also supports the government’s monthly anti-polio campaigns to eradicate this disease from the district. The provision of staff and transport to reach far flung areas is appreciated by the District Administration.
Community World Service Asia also supports the government’s monthly anti-polio campaigns to eradicate this disease from the district. The provision of staff and transport to reach far flung areas is appreciated by the District Administration.
Community World Service Asia also supports the government’s monthly anti-polio campaigns to eradicate this disease from the district. The provision of staff and transport to reach far flung areas is appreciated by the District Administration.