Established in 2012, the Aman Community Health Workers Program (ACHP) consists primarily of a mobile field force of female community health workers trained to initiate inquiries and follow-ups on health issues that are common in communities where quality healthcare is least accessible.
ACHP is a vital part of Aman Foundation’s overall commitment to reducing sickness and mortality amongst the most marginalized.
Aman Community Health Workers Program’s (ACHP) primary objectives are to bridge gaps between diagnosis & treatment, reduce the burden of diseases and raise awareness of community health challenges and solutions to empower underserved communities.
ACHP areas of focus include maternal and neo-natal care, communicable and non-communicable diseases, acute infections, nutrition, mental health and addictions.
The approach includes door-to-door visits, health screenings, referrals of cases to appropriate healthcare facilities and provision of supplies and services.
One of ACHP’s main differentiator is that the health workers are members of the communities being served. This gives them a strong sense of ownership and also enables them to leverage community trust and acceptance to make the program more efficient. It also has the powerful knock-on effect of empowering the community as a whole to deal with health issues on a more sustainable and systemic basis.
ACHP has also partnered with the Government of Pakistan to train government health workers to be able to augment their capacity and provide quality services to more marginalized communities.