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Project invites quotations for Procurement of IT Equipment from GST registered firms and having previous experience to provide such type of IT equipment. The firm shall have at least five year experience for supplying and after sales services including repair and maintenance.

Procurement of IT Equipment

Project invites quotations for Procurement of IT Equipment from GST registered firms and having previous experience to provide such type of IT equipment. The firm shall have at least five year experience for supplying and after sales services including repair and maintenance.

It has been observed that due to lack of awareness regarding contraception and contraceptive practices amongst unprivileged people result in frequent pregnancies which in turn leads to poor health of mother, neonate, infant and child. Family Health Mela (community gatherings) are conducted once in a month at Union Council level where health indicators are low. So for 143 family health melas have been organized (Aug to Dec-2019) against the overall annual target of 348.

Melas have been proving to be a success story as all stakeholders viz. AAP Sectors, NGOs, CBOs gather under one platform to covey message regarding birth-spacing, stunting and wasting. These festivals have been given due importance by District Management. 9,600 clients out of 30,000 participants in these melas have sought Family planning services including 2,197 Married Women of Reproductive Age (MAWRA) who have been given Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) implants and Jaddelle thereby birth spacing 5 to 10 years.

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Family Health Melas

It has been observed that due to lack of awareness regarding contraception and contraceptive practices amongst unprivileged people result in frequent pregnancies which in turn leads to poor health of mother, neonate, infant and child. Family Health Mela (community gatherings) are conducted once in a month at Union Council level where health indicators are low. So for 143 family health melas have been organized (Aug to Dec-2019) against the overall annual target of 348.

Melas have been proving to be a success story as all stakeholders viz. AAP Sectors, NGOs, CBOs gather under one platform to covey message regarding birth-spacing, stunting and wasting. These festivals have been given due importance by District Management. 9,600 clients out of 30,000 participants in these melas have sought Family planning services including 2,197 Married Women of Reproductive Age (MAWRA) who have been given Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) implants and Jaddelle thereby birth spacing 5 to 10 years.

Meeting of the District Coordination Committee for Nutrition (DCCN) was held on 06 December 2019 at the Deputy Commissioner office, Sanghar to review implementation of all nutritional interventions in the district in order to reduce stunting and malnutrition among children under five years.

Addressing the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner Sanghar, Mr Mirza Nasir Ali said the Accelerated Action Plan (APP) is an important programme since it covers both nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions. With regard to the WASH, he said that making villages Open Defecation Free (ODF) will result in betterment personal and environment hygiene in the neglected areas. Furthermore, he said that the Public Health Department (PHD) and WASH Sector work together for producing better results.

he participants of the event included Program Coordinators of AAP Mr. Shah Faisal Zahir, Ms. Fouzia Khan, Mr. Nazeer Kalhoro, Mr. Farooq Siddiqui, Mr. Abid Qureshi, Mr. Mir Allah Dad and Dr SahibJan Badar, District Coordination Officer Officer, Kashif Shamim Siddiqui, and others.

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District Coordination Committee for Nutrition

Meeting of the District Coordination Committee for Nutrition (DCCN) was held on 06 December 2019 at the Deputy Commissioner office, Sanghar to review implementation of all nutritional interventions in the district in order to reduce stunting and malnutrition among children under five years.

Addressing the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner Sanghar, Mr Mirza Nasir Ali said the Accelerated Action Plan (APP) is an important programme since it covers both nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions. With regard to the WASH, he said that making villages Open Defecation Free (ODF) will result in betterment personal and environment hygiene in the neglected areas. Furthermore, he said that the Public Health Department (PHD) and WASH Sector work together for producing better results.

he participants of the event included Program Coordinators of AAP Mr. Shah Faisal Zahir, Ms. Fouzia Khan, Mr. Nazeer Kalhoro, Mr. Farooq Siddiqui, Mr. Abid Qureshi, Mr. Mir Allah Dad and Dr SahibJan Badar, District Coordination Officer Officer, Kashif Shamim Siddiqui, and others.

While speaking on the occasion of one- day Refresher Training of District Focal Persons(DFPs) for Vitamin A Supplementation(VAS) Program Manager AAP Dr MB Raja Dharejo emphasised on a need for integration of VAS with polio program as well as EPI/routine immunisation.

In view of high rate of vitamin-A deficiency among children and women PM AAP urged the DFPs to ensure maximum supplementation of vitamin- A in their respective districts since it is a significant public health problem.

The event was organised by Nutrition International in collaboration with Health Department, Government of Sindh and World Health Organisation(WHO).

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Refresher Training of District Focal Persons

While speaking on the occasion of one- day Refresher Training of District Focal Persons(DFPs) for Vitamin A Supplementation(VAS) Program Manager AAP Dr MB Raja Dharejo emphasised on a need for integration of VAS with polio program as well as EPI/routine immunisation.

In view of high rate of vitamin-A deficiency among children and women PM AAP urged the DFPs to ensure maximum supplementation of vitamin- A in their respective districts since it is a significant public health problem.

The event was organised by Nutrition International in collaboration with Health Department, Government of Sindh and World Health Organisation(WHO).

Last month AAP Health Sector organised Training Session for Nutrition Information Management System (NIMS) at PPHI Regional Offices Mirpurkhas and Sukkur. Trainees were the NIS Assistants of PPHI and MIS person of NGOs along with DNC, IYCF Counsellors of PPHI and District Mangers of NGOs. This training was a follow up on the Provincial Steering Committee (PSC) decision regarding adoption of one MIS System for all AAP sectors. The training aimed at strengthening the capacity of MIS/NIS staff of PPHI and NGOs in arena of data entry, editing and reporting through NIMS and to enhance the reporting mechanism of AAP Health.

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Training on Nutrition Information Management System

Last month AAP Health Sector organised Training Session for Nutrition Information Management System (NIMS) at PPHI Regional Offices Mirpurkhas and Sukkur. Trainees were the NIS Assistants of PPHI and MIS person of NGOs along with DNC, IYCF Counsellors of PPHI and District Mangers of NGOs. This training was a follow up on the Provincial Steering Committee (PSC) decision regarding adoption of one MIS System for all AAP sectors. The training aimed at strengthening the capacity of MIS/NIS staff of PPHI and NGOs in arena of data entry, editing and reporting through NIMS and to enhance the reporting mechanism of AAP Health.

WASH Sector of AAP visits ODF village Mohan Kohli taluka shujabad district Mirpurkhas.

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WASH Sector of AAP visits ODF village Mohan Kohli taluka shujabad district Mirpurkhas

WASH Sector of AAP visits ODF village Mohan Kohli taluka shujabad district Mirpurkhas.

In her speech Ms. Naheed S. Durrani, Chairperson, Planning and Development Board, Government of Sindh, reiterated Government of Pakistan including Government of Sindh’s commitment to the agenda of developing human capital. “ It is not business as usual since we have learned some important lessons from our experience. Collective and integrated approach is critical for achieving the holistic impact. Isolated and fragmented work no longer needed hence we have to go beyond the call of duty” She added. Pointing out lacuna in implementation of various projects, Ms Durrani said that despite significant progress we still lag behind because there is a disconnect among different programs. For example, polio, HIV, EPI etc are implemented separately. Similarly, we are struggling with education sector. Enrollment has increased but quality of education still remains a big challenge. Lastly the Chairperson acknowledged UNICEF support for joining hands with Government of Sindh for improving status of children in the province.

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Joint Annual Review Meeting

In her speech Ms. Naheed S. Durrani, Chairperson, Planning and Development Board, Government of Sindh, reiterated Government of Pakistan including Government of Sindh’s commitment to the agenda of developing human capital. “ It is not business as usual since we have learned some important lessons from our experience. Collective and integrated approach is critical for achieving the holistic impact. Isolated and fragmented work no longer needed hence we have to go beyond the call of duty” She added. Pointing out lacuna in implementation of various projects, Ms Durrani said that despite significant progress we still lag behind because there is a disconnect among different programs. For example, polio, HIV, EPI etc are implemented separately. Similarly, we are struggling with education sector. Enrollment has increased but quality of education still remains a big challenge. Lastly the Chairperson acknowledged UNICEF support for joining hands with Government of Sindh for improving status of children in the province.

AAP Health Sector organized an event titled, “Training of Trainers (ToT)” from 13- 15th November 2019 in collaboration with UNICEF, Lady Health Workers (LHW) and Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Programs on integrated parenting education package in Karachi, Sindh.  The purpose of the 3-day event was to prepare a pool of provincial and divisional trainers that would be rolled out through various existing platforms such as: Lady Health Workers, Community Health Workers; Family Care Workers/Social Workers, Health and Nutrition facilitators, Teachers, Civil Society Organizations and Faith Based Organizations and mass media in the province.

After receiving the training these frontline workers will cascade down knowledge and information to parents, caregivers, families and communities about positive parenting and importance of nurturing and responsive care from the early years of a child’s life.

Keeping in view a life course approach (conception to eight years of age), UNICEF has developed an integrated parenting education package. The package also includes the nurturing and responsive care in the interventions being provided through different services such as health and nutrition. This training will help in sensitizing parents, caregivers, families and communities on devastating consequence of violent punishment meted out as a form of discipline and help in creating conducive environment for better development of child.

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Training of Trainers (ToT)

AAP Health Sector organized an event titled, “Training of Trainers (ToT)” from 13- 15th November 2019 in collaboration with UNICEF, Lady Health Workers (LHW) and Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Programs on integrated parenting education package in Karachi, Sindh.  The purpose of the 3-day event was to prepare a pool of provincial and divisional trainers that would be rolled out through various existing platforms such as: Lady Health Workers, Community Health Workers; Family Care Workers/Social Workers, Health and Nutrition facilitators, Teachers, Civil Society Organizations and Faith Based Organizations and mass media in the province.

After receiving the training these frontline workers will cascade down knowledge and information to parents, caregivers, families and communities about positive parenting and importance of nurturing and responsive care from the early years of a child’s life.

Keeping in view a life course approach (conception to eight years of age), UNICEF has developed an integrated parenting education package. The package also includes the nurturing and responsive care in the interventions being provided through different services such as health and nutrition. This training will help in sensitizing parents, caregivers, families and communities on devastating consequence of violent punishment meted out as a form of discipline and help in creating conducive environment for better development of child.

On Friday ( 8 November 2019) 1st meeting of the Pakistan National Nutrition Coordination Council (PNNCC) was held at Prime Minister’s Secretariat in Islamabad. The Prime Minister of Pakistan chairs the council with six ministers as its members. The Vice Chair Ms Sania Nishtar convened the meeting.

From Sindh Mr. Yasir Baloch, Secretary, Planning and Development Board Govt of Sindh and Mr Asghar Soomro, Communication Specialist of Provincial Task Force Secretariat for AAP attended the event.

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Meeting of the Pakistan National Nutrition Coordination Council

On Friday ( 8 November 2019) 1st meeting of the Pakistan National Nutrition Coordination Council (PNNCC) was held at Prime Minister’s Secretariat in Islamabad. The Prime Minister of Pakistan chairs the council with six ministers as its members. The Vice Chair Ms Sania Nishtar convened the meeting.

From Sindh Mr. Yasir Baloch, Secretary, Planning and Development Board Govt of Sindh and Mr Asghar Soomro, Communication Specialist of Provincial Task Force Secretariat for AAP attended the event.

WASH Sector (Saaf Suthto Sindh) of Local Govt Department, Govt. of Sindh successfully concluded two-days event last week titled, “ Training workshop on ODF( Open Defecation Free) Learning and Sustainability” here in Karachi. Mr. Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Local Govt, Mr. Roshan Ali Shaikh, Secretary, Local Govt Department graced the occasion. On behalf of the Govt of Sindh they assured full cooperation in making all villages ODF. On this occasion, Mr. Farooq Ahmed Siddiqui, Project Director, SSS gave a detailed presentation on the progress of the project. Mr. Asghar Soomro, Mr. Ather Hussain and Ms Hameeda Kaleem from Provincial Task Force Secretariat for AAP also spoke at the occasion. The event was organised in collaboration between Local Govt and WaterAid organisation. The participants included local government officials and representatives from Unicef, EU- PINS( RSPN and Conseil Sante), HANDs and others.

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Training workshop on ODF

WASH Sector (Saaf Suthto Sindh) of Local Govt Department, Govt. of Sindh successfully concluded two-days event last week titled, “ Training workshop on ODF( Open Defecation Free) Learning and Sustainability” here in Karachi. Mr. Nasir Hussain Shah, Minister for Local Govt, Mr. Roshan Ali Shaikh, Secretary, Local Govt Department graced the occasion. On behalf of the Govt of Sindh they assured full cooperation in making all villages ODF. On this occasion, Mr. Farooq Ahmed Siddiqui, Project Director, SSS gave a detailed presentation on the progress of the project. Mr. Asghar Soomro, Mr. Ather Hussain and Ms Hameeda Kaleem from Provincial Task Force Secretariat for AAP also spoke at the occasion. The event was organised in collaboration between Local Govt and WaterAid organisation. The participants included local government officials and representatives from Unicef, EU- PINS( RSPN and Conseil Sante), HANDs and others.