Quality Health is essential component of DevCon’s overall development programs with key focus on Mother, Newborn and Child Health. DevCon follows holistic approach i-e capacity building of Health Care Providers , contributes in Health System Strengthening , up gradation and refurbishment of health facilities, behavioral change of children & parents to adopt best health practices in order to improve their health status. Besides, DevCon mobilize community in order to promotes the idea of community ownership of health facilities for quality assurance and sustainability through its Partnership Defined Quality Initiatives Approach.
School Health and Nutrition
School Health and Nutrition component DevCon has developed modules and educated 41825 children about hygiene and nutrition. Similarly, 24325 children have been de wormed to get rid of worm infestation and other related diseases in District Sanghar.
Capacity Building of Health Care Providers MNCH
Under couple of Health Programs DevCon has trained following Health Care Providers in District Khairpur, Sanghar and Tando Allahyar.
DevCon has built capacity of 1162 Lady Health workers and 102 male volunteers on Support Group Methodology in district Khairpur, Sanghar and Tando Allahyar. Under these sessions, 66,442 women and men were educated on MNCH issues. Moreover, 145 LHWs have been trained on Community Based Integrated Management of Newborn and Child Health Illnesses (CIMNCI). Besides, we have trained 70 Health Care Providers on Helping Baby Breath Techniques. Furthermore, 33 Health Care Providers were trained on Essential and Newborn Care, Infection Prevention. DevCon has conducted Eleven (11) Day Clinical Course on Integrated Management of Newborn and Childhood Illnesses for Health Care Providers and various other trainings.
MNCH-KAP survey (Pre & Post) was conducted through third party to measure the change in life of mother & newborn which showed improvement in MNCH Indicators.
Global Hand Washing Day Celebration
Global Hand washing day is a way to support a global and local culture of hand washing with soap and raise awareness about the benefits of hand washing with soap. Since 2010, Global Hand washing Day has been celebrated annually on October 15 by DevCon to promote healthy practice in school aged children (School going and out of School), teachers and families.
Washing Save Lives
Millions of children under the age of 5 years die from diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top two killers of young children around the world.
Hand washing is not only simple and inexpensive, but remarkably, hand washing with soap can dramatically cut the number of young children who get sick.
Hand washing with soap could prevent about 1 out of every 3 episodes of diarrheal illnesses and almost 1 out of 6 episodes of respiratory infection like pneumonia.