Rural Support Programmes (RSPs) Response to 2022 Heavy Rains and Floods Affected Areas of Pakistan

Appeal for Donation

Support Government of Sindh to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Rural Support Program Network (RSPN) in consortium with Action Against Hunger (ACF)and People’s Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI)has designed the integrated health and WASH COVID-19 response project funded by European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO-HIP), to support the Government of Sindh to meet the challenges of the disease and flatten the curve.

The project, “Support Government of Sindh to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 Pandemic” is designed for 143 union councils of four districts of Sindh- Larkana, Shikarpur, Thatta, and Tando Allah Yar. An estimated 125,628 organised households will benefit from the proposed interventions which will be behaviour change i.e. messages disseminated on preventive and mitigation measures against COVID-19, including an emphasis on hand-washing and social distancing and other interventions

Overall Objective: The principal objective of this action is to support the Government of Sindh in preparing for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in target districts of Sindh, Pakistan

Result 1: Primary and secondary healthcare facilities are supported to improve Infection Prevention and Control and ensure the continuity of health and nutrition service.

Result 2: Communities are provided with life-saving information and able to access handwashing stations at Health facilities and communities for prevention from COVID-19

The project is supporting through the provision of PPEs for healthcare staff at Secondary healthcare levels; increased access of most vulnerable and suspected individuals to COVID-19 testing through the mobile testing facility in collaboration with District Health Offices; Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) and awareness-raising among communities about hygiene promotion, reliable information for reducing fear and misinformation and improving handwashing social norms, and COVID-19 prevention; and increased access to hand hygiene through WASH facilities in health facilities, schools, markets, and public spaces.