Health and WASH

We, at Development Counterpart (DC), expressly advocate healthy strong populations as a prerequisite to sustainable development. The interwoven link of poverty and public health presses the need of access to safe water. A range of health risks are water-borne and provision of safe drinking water to all is an immediate challenge. Infrastructure development and improved governance in the health sector are also the pressing needs of the day. We believe that vulnerability can only be addressed by building problem solving skills within communities while coordinating for support of such community-led solutions. These goals are aligned with United Nations SDG 3 and SDG 6.

To advance health and WASH goals, DC will continue to:

  • Support and strengthen participation and cooperation of all stakeholders in water, sanitation and hygiene related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies.
  • Strengthen the capacity of all stakeholders for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks and support programmes for public health protection and access to medicines for all against communicable and non-communicable diseases that affect development.
  • Mobilize stakeholders for interventions to improve access to health services, particularly for infant and maternal health.
  • Advocate policies for enhanced regulations and standards on drinking-water quality.
  • Provide technical assistance to ensure that drinking water is safely and reliably supplied.
  • Assist communities to manage risks by preventing contamination of water supplies and useing indigenous knowledge and practices for its purification.
  • Support interventions in the development of health and WASH infrastructure.

We have successfully implemented projects in the thematic area of health and WASH all over Pakistan. These projects included provision of basic health services, capacity building of health workers, awareness drives on basic health education and family health, infrastructure development for improved sanitation, and provision of safe drinking water.

These projects were funded by GIZ, USAID, UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO, CIDA, EPA, CHIP, Qatar charity, save the children, Action Aid, TVO, SAP, National Aids Program, National Trust for Population Welfare, and Government of KPK.

Major Projects under the Thematic Area of Health and Wash
Sr. No. Project Name Project Year’s Budget in PKR Funding Source Implemented By
1 Provision of Safe Drinking Water 2015 500,000 Qatar Charity YO
2 Integrated Maternal New-born and Child Healthcare(IMNCH) 2015 6,500,000 Save the children YO
3 Strengthening TMA Water and Sanitation services under Citizen vice project-USAID 2014 7,680,000 CVP-USAID, Islamabad ABKT
4 Rehabilitation of Drinking & Irrigation water structure 2013 11,224,748 GIZ YO
5 Training and distribution of WASH KITS to the flood affected population in Malakand 2010-2011 1,150,000 UNICEF, ABT/USAID , Islamabad ABKT
6 Mobile Service Unit 2010-2011 1,500,000 NATPOW/ UNFPA YO
7 Primary Health Research and Monitoring Program 2010-2011 1,600,000 SPO/CIDA YO
8 Revival of 4 Basic Health Units & 1 Civil Dispensary 2010 6,200,000 WHO (Norwegian Fund) ABKT
9 Technical Assistance for Capacity building in Midwifery, Information and Logistics (TACMIL) 2010 6,795,491 USAID YO
10 Pakistan Safe Drinking Water & Hygiene Promotion Project 2010 7,100,000 US-Aid/ Abt. Associates ABKT
11 Independent Post Campaign Monitoring (PCM) 2009-2010 800,000 WHO YO
12 Safe drinking water & hygiene promotion program 2009 3,500,000 US-AID/ ABT ABKT
13 Strengthening of basic and reproductive health services and health education 2007-2008 1,730,000 RH project, Director health services Govt. of KPK ABKT
14 Improvement of Sanitation Program 2006 1,400,000 Environmental Protection Agency YO
15 Installation of Latrine and health hygiene Education 2006 2,400,000 Trust for Voluntary Organization TVO YO
16 Re-Productive health Project 2006 to date 500,000 P.A AGC PDO
17 Provision of basic health services and education 2005-2007 860,000 CHIP ABKT