Monitoring and Evaluating the Primary Healthcare Revitalization, Integration and Decentralization in Earthquake-affected Areas (PRIDE) Program
In Pakistan, the Council is providing support to the overall monitoring and evaluation functions of the PRIDE program.
The Primary Healthcare Revitalization, Integration and Decentralization in Earthquake-affected areas (PRIDE) program is designed to improve primary healthcare services and health outcomes for populations in Bagh and Mansehra districts in northern Pakistan that were affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the region on 8 October 2005.
Over a four-year period beginning in August 2006, the USAID-funded PRIDE program will strengthen the financial and human resource management capacities of district health authorities and primary health providers. PRIDE also will improve access to and the quality of primary healthcare services through an essential package of health services and improved skills of primary health care personnel. Community demand for high-quality services will be increased through an innovative social mobilization process aimed at increasing knowledge and care-seeking behaviors.
PRIDE is implemented by a consortium of international partners working with local organizations. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is the recipient agency responsible for overall management of the program. Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is primarily responsible for building the capacity of healthcare managers to efficiently administer financial and human resources. JHPIEGO, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, will work toward defining the package of primary healthcare services and providing the necessary training to ensure the quality of services. IRC will work with local NGOs and communities to mobilize increased demand for high-quality services. The Population Council is providing support to the overall monitoring and evaluation functions within the project.
PRIDE targets over 1.5 million earthquake-affected people in Bagh and Mansehra districts of northern Pakistan. The program draws on existing relationships in Pakistan at multiple levels by engaging with community members, community leaders, NGOs, CBOs, government officials, health providers, and policymakers. At the district and province level, PRIDE builds and institutes local capacity. At the primary health care facility and provider level, PRIDE ensures accessible and essential primary healthcare services. At the community level, PRIDE empowers communities to actively plan, access, and monitor health services. And at the household level, PRIDE promotes healthy behaviors and improved health outcomes.
Working through clearly defined management and reporting structures, PRIDE members and partners will draw on their experience with health systems management, decentralization, health service delivery, training, quality assurance, and community mobilization to achieve sustainable results.
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Location: Pakistan (Bagh, Mansehra)
Duration: 1/2007 - 8/2010
Department of Health, Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Department of Health, North-West Frontier Province
International Rescue Committee
Jhpiego, Johns Hopkins University
Management Sciences for Health
Pakistan Ministry of Health
International Rescue Committee