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PHC and UNICEF to Collaborate for Improving Healthcare Service

PHC and UNICEF to Collaborate for Improving Healthcare Service

admin | February 8, 2018 | category: Health and Beauty

PHC and UNICEF to collaborate for improving healthcare service. The Punjab Healthcare Commission and UNICEF will work together to improve the quality of maternal,neonatal and child healthcare in the province, which was agreed at a meeting held at the PHC office here on Thursday.

The UNICEF delegation was led by Chief Health UNICEF Pakistan Dr Kennedy Ongwae, while Chief Operating Officer Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan headed the Commission’s senior management. Dr Ongwae mentioned that according to the UNICEF’s new Country Programme (2018-2022), one of the most important areas of work in healthcare delivery is ‘quality of care’ and adherence to required quality standards. He added that the UNICEF was approaching experts in quality care, organisations and authorities working in this field to ensure that infants ‘survive and thrive’ in Pakistan.

Dr Muhammad Ajmal Khan briefed the delegation about the PHC and the various aspects of its mandate. He said the Commission was the first autonomous statutory regulatory body in the SAARC region working to continuously improvethe quality of healthcare services and regulate both public and private sectors. He also enlisted various steps the Commission had taken to improve the quality of healthcare service delivery across a broad spectrum of healthcare establishments, ranging from large, multi-speciality hospitals to homeopathic clinics, basic health units, clinics of general practitioners, etc. He added that the PHC was in the process of developing MSDS for sub-specialities of various fields, and was also working on defining Minimum Service Delivery Standards (MSDS) for the midwifery centres, maternal and child health centres and family welfare centres, for which it had conducted a number of consultative workshops to solicit expert opinion and the feedback of various stakeholders.

Speaking about the PHC’s other regulatory initiatives, he stated that the Commission had trained more than 11,000 healthcare establishments to implement MSDS and improve the quality of services. “Simultaneously, the registration and licensing of healthcare establishments is also going on. So far, around 40,000 healthcare service providers have registered with the Commission and over 25,000 establishments have been provisionally licensed,” he said, adding that in fulfilling other aspects of its mandate, the PHC had sealed more than 7,000 fake treatment centres of quacks and was continuously carrying out operations across the province to combat quackery in all its forms and manifestations.

Members of the UNICEF delegation appreciated the Commission’s efforts towards improving the quality of healthcare services in Punjab and agreed to collaborate to improve the quality of healthcare service delivery at the MCH centres, family welfare centres, Basic Health Units, etc., to develop Centres of Excellence, specifically in areas where the coverage of these services is low.

The UNICEF delegation comprised MNCH Specialist Dr Samia Rizwan, Health Specialist Dr Rana Mushtaq Hussain, MNCH & HIV Officer Dr Naila Shahid, Immunisation Officer Dr Qurrat-ul-Ain and Health Officer Dr Saira Khan. The PHC senior management included Director Complaints Prof Dr Riaz Tasneem, Director Licensing and Accreditation Dr Muhammad Anwar Janjua, Additional Director Quality Assurance Dr Qamar Salman and Additional Director Clinical Governance Dr Anees Qureshi.

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16th Young Leaders Conference to be held on 26th July

Sumera Saeed | May 25, 2017 | category: News

The Young Leaders Conference (YLC) proceeds with its 16th year of excellence, with the primary objective of changing the lives of youngsters by connecting them with opportunities for the future. The theme for this year’s YLC is: The 300 – which calls out to the awakened, imaginative, disciplined, and dynamic youth of our country.

With the conference just two months away, preparations are at their peak. Each year, YLC hosts 300 young individuals, between the ages 18-24 from all over Pakistan who unite and spread the dream of a new era. The champion for this year is Mehak Ameer, who is leading the 16th YLC along with passionate young facilitators, specifically skilled for the mega-event. Kamran Rizvi & Umair Jaliawala, Directors at School of Leadership (SoL), Hammad Saeed, Chief Executive Officer – SoL, Maalik Khaskhely, Executive Director – SoL and Waqar Ali, Learning Consultant – SoL will serve as mentors for this team.

“YLC’17 will be a fusion of innovation and inspiration, which will urge the participants to look at future possibilities, and will activate a sense of social responsibility through post-conference social action projects. School of Leadership is keen to train and facilitate youth of Pakistan gathering at the platform.” states Mehak Ameer. She further said, “It is a blessing to be making this life-changing journey a possibility.”

During this action-packed week, participants will not only network and interact amongst each other but will also have an opportunity to interact with leading personalities from the world of politics, governance, business development, academia, technology, music, movies, culture, media, marketing and advertising. Over a period of six days, more than 40 learned experts, trainers, specialists from all over Pakistan and abroad will assist the diverse program. The YLC will primarily be centered on a diverse range of topics, including; self-awareness, developmental issues and problems in the society, emerging markets, rights & responsibilities, cultural, political and economics etc. to best assist the youth.

Head of Marketing EBM, Ayesha Janjua, said,

“since the past 14 years “EBM and SOL have been partners in promoting this pioneering youth platform .We have great faith in SoL’s development program for the youth and it has proved itself by achieving greater heights over the last one and a half decade. There is no dearth of talent in this country, but what is lacking is direction, and initiatives like YLC help in bridging that gap”.

Since 2002, YLC has contributed over 4,400 young leaders to our global landscape. Their combined force has further influenced numerous individuals across Pakistan to bring about a positive change in their communities.

School of leadership does not stand alone in this initiative, and is partnered by various magnificent private and social sector organizations over the years, including English Biscuit Manufacturers; Founding Partner, Cause Partners; Thal Limited, U-Report: Pak Avaz, UNICEF, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, Feroze1888, ACM Gold, The United States Education Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), Habib Metropolitan Bank (HMBL), Behtareen.pk KFC Pakistan, Cinepax Cinemas, Shamrock Communications and SEHER Foundation and Media Partners Jang Media Group, The News, Geo News and Radio Partner Suno FM 89.4.