Supports the local clinics in Orangi Town set up by the people with supply of vaccines, family planning components and training of vaccinators/traditional birth attendants (TBAs). 862 clinics, 246 vaccinators and 613 TBAs have been supported.
HEALTH EDUCATION AND FAMILY PLANNING
The program has lately been reorganized; the activities undertaken are:
b) Birth spacing services at the model clinic.
c) Vaccine contraceptive supplies to area clinics.
INSTITUTION BUILDING AND THE NETWORKS
Institution building has been an important focus of our work. Four networks are strengthening the process:
1) The Community Development Network, a coming together of more than 80 partner NGOs, and more than 3,000 CBOs (mostly from the Sindh and Punjab provinces) facilitates the organizational strengthening, mutual support, learning and policy advocacy.
2) The Youth Technical Network
3) The Women’s Savings Groups Network likewise strengthens the process of work.
4) The Micro finance organizations network.
- Emergence of people, NGO/CBO and government partnerships at the neighborhood/ town/city levels focusing on local resources.
- Institutional development of many NGOs/CBOs in Orangi Town, Karachi, more then 80 other cities/towns and in thousands of villages.
- Trends in government and policy level breakthroughs, while focusing on : a) addressing the problems of the poor with participation b) shifting policy from pure provider to sharing responsibilities c) accepting peoples development initiatives and complimenting these and d) mobilizing local resources.
- Government’s inconsistency leading to adhoc planning.
- Peoples lack of access to information.
- NGOs incapacity to support people’s initiatives and the OPP institutions incapacity to respond to large numbers of requests for support.
- Peoples lack of confidence in their initiatives due to the psychological barrier of dependency.
- Professional’s arrogance.
- Donor programs of patronage, perks and benefits.