Indus Hospital Research Center

Indus Hospital Research Center

With a strong emphasis on innovation and research, The Indus Hospital established a partnership with Interactive Research and Development (IRD), a non-profit research and service organization committed to save lives through improvements in global health. The Indus Hospital and IRD established the Indus Hospital Research Center (IHRC) for targeted efforts focused towards improving health in underprivileged communities and low-income households.

To move the field ahead, The Indus Hospital conducts cutting-edge clinical research which patients often have the opportunity to participate when possible.

Pehla Qadam: A Clubfoot Care Program

The program is working towards providing the best club-foot care services to the patients. Under the program the health workers and vaccinators have been trained to identify the patients to the Indus Hospital.

The patients are provided supportive therapy, braces, family counseling and transport allowance to commute to the Hospital for treatment.

Do No Harm Project

A USAID funded intervention aiming to find sustainable solutions to the issue of health care associated infections, as well as to integrate safety practices into the daily work of clinical areas and improve the culture that drives safety attitudes. This project was initiated in July 2012 in collaboration with Interactive Research and Development and the John Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety And Quality.

eIMCI – Integrated Management Of Childhood Illnesses

Funded by the Habib Bank Limited Foundation, the project aimed at adapting and implementing an expanded version of the WHO’s recommended Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) strategy at The Indus Hospital.

Under this project all children coming as outpatients to the Hospital were assessed by health professionals using a standard screening tool, to identify and management of acute and non-acute problems in children up to 14 years of age. The health professionals attended an extensive 11-day training organized by Child Survival Program, Government of Sindh in collaboration with National Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Program.

The tool is administered by health workers, who underwent extensive 11 day training, organized by Child Survival Program, Government of Sindh, in collaboration with National Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Program. Since Start in November 2013, an average of 50 children is being screened daily.