Launching Ceremony of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa
Medical Support Programme
Mr. Shahid Yusaf
Executive Director (PEI) and Pakistan’s Honorary Investment Counselor at Vancouver
Requests the pleasure of your company at the Launching Ceremony of
Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Medical Support Programme
On Tuesday 5 June, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Chief Minister House, Peshawar
His Excellency Mr. Amir Haider Khan Hoti
Chief Minister Khyber Pukhtunkhwa
Has kindly consented to grace the occasion as the Chief Guest
MEDICAL SUPPORT PROGRAMME (MSP)
PEI Contribution: Rs. 2 Billion
Project Time Frame: March 1st 2012- February 28th 2016
Project Leader: Poverty Eradication Initiative (PEI)
Government Counterpart: Health Department KP, Provincial Disaster Management Authority, FATA Disaster Management Authority, Social Welfare Department KP.
Main Partners: Hope International Development Agency &
Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund
Project In charge: Shahid Yusaf, ED PEI and Pakistan’s Honorary Investment Counselor for Pakistan at Vancouver
Medical Support Programme (MSP) Khyber Pukhtunkhwa of PEI was started with the support of expatriate Pakistanis, and other US and Canadian charities, who help to collect medical Goods in Kind (GIK), mostly medical, surgical and hospital use disposable supplies besides some instruments and patient care small equipments.
These collected donations are packed and shipped to Pakistan with the support of Hope International Development Agency, Canada. PEI stores these donations in rented warehouses from where further distribution, to various health facilities in different districts, is made possible by the assistance from Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF). A computerized record keeping and tracking system is in use to manage all donations received which facilitates storage, segregation, distribution, monitoring of appropriate use, collection of returned items and redistribution to other facilities besides sharing reports with government and other stakeholders.
PEI has signed a Collaborative Grant Agreement with the Government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa on 25th of Feb. 2012 for distribution of Rs. 2 Billion worth of above mentioned in kind donations during the next four years to the government health facilities to improve medical service standards in practice for the poor patients and vulnerable groups in the province.
MSP aims at improving health service delivery at government facilities by first carrying out a comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey of each government facility; this survey besides other issues, evaluates its functionality, its proximity to other health facilities, its staff capacities, its medical and surgical supplies and medicine needs. It then works with the EDO health to improve the health service delivery and make the facilities functional and efficient. It also provides medical and surgical supplies to fill the gap in terms of the needs versus what is provided by the government.
MSP also works with the social welfare department to identify disabled citizens in a community and helps them become productive members of the society. It also provides them with the equipment like Walkers, Crutches, Wheelchairs and other such devices. It also works with the youth societies from various colleges and universities to volunteer with PEI to perform these services.