Healthcare information program
The program provides basic preventive healthcare information to communities through trained community members in order to reduce the incidence of disease and death.
Why we do what we do
As a response to the marginalization of underprivileged women, the Aman Community Health Workers Program (ACHP) was initiated. ACHP consists of a mobile field force of hundreds of women trained to initiate inquiries and follow-ups on health issues that are common in their communities. These include maternal and neo-natal care, malaria, acute infections and addictions. The ACHP team serves as the vital connection between patients and Aman Health, which allows us to reach into communities, spread healthcare awareness and improve access to information.
ACHP was established in a fishing village in Karachi’s environs in 2012.
How we do it
The ACHP has a group of 50 trained health workers seeing to the medical needs of a population of 100,000 people by taking healthcare directly to their homes. Since many of the workers are from the community itself, this program empowers underprivileged citizens, especially women, to participate in community welfare activities and increase their access to medical attention for key healthcare issues.
What we do
- Addressing the health needs of a population of over 100,000 in Ibrahim Hyderi, Karachi.
- Working as the implementing partner of the SUKH initiative that serves a population of 1 million in Karachi.
- Creating jobs for women within their communities.
- Identifying chronic illnesses.
- Reducing the burden of communicable diseases.
- Facilitating referrals of cases to relevant healthcare facilities.