Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) organized its ‘Clinical Skills Enhancement Trainings’ for hospital-based health care providers at Center for Innovation in Medical Education (CIME) Building, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
The certificate distribution ceremony for ‘Master Trainers’ of the training program was conducted by Dr. Usman Chachar, Secretary Health Sindh. It was attended by Dr. Asim, CMO and associate Dean, Aga Khan hospital, and General Manager Operations, PEI, Mr. Syed Gohar Ali Shah.
Dr. Usman Chachar sharing his views appreciated PEI’s efforts and said that this partnership of PEI with department of health is going to be very fruitful. It is an additional support and we should use this opportunity wisely and get the best of our staff trained on the state of the art international standard supplies provided by PEI.
Gohar Ali Shah, General Manager Operations, PEI said that our services are for poor, so that they can have the same medical facilities at public hospitals as that of rich at private hospitals. He mentioned that this initiative is not donor driven and thus these supplies will continue to come in even after 20 years and we will continue to help government of Sindh to improve the health facilities at government hospitals.
Speaking to the audience Program Manager SPHP, Dr. Qadeer Ahsan informed that SPHP is working with hospitals across Sindh to standardized health care services and align them with international best practices. SPHP program in collaboration with the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) has developed ‘Clinical Skills Enhancement Training for Health Care Providers’.
Dr. Misbah Muneer, Hospital System Street lighting Specialist of SPHP said that “In relation to provision of medical and surgical supplies, SPHP ensures that supplies are fully and appropriately utilized by healthcare providers. Therefore, a pool of health care providers is being trained as master trainers to assess the learning needs of healthcare providers in each hospital and to trickle down trainings, accordingly. These master trainers will then be equipped with the knowledge and tools to impart cascade trainings at their respective facilities and promote peer to peer learning. The master trainers will also ensure quality healthcare practices as per internationally accredited healthcare standards. The fourth round of these trainings has now completed”.
Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI) was created in 2002 as a non-profit, non-political organization in order to reduce poverty burden in Pakistan. It is working in all 29 districts of Sindh under Sindh Peoples Health Program (SPHP), a collaborative effort by PEI and Department of Health, Sindh under its Public Private Partnership Node. The program aims to implement Universal Health Coverage (UHC) approach to strengthen the health systems in Sindh. The universal access to health means that all people can use the services they need, when they need them, throughout their life course without increased financial burden thus reducing out of pocket payments. One such effort to decrease this financial burden is provision of medical and surgical supplies to 200 public sector hospitals across Sindh to improve quality medical services, especially for the poorest members of the community.