Indus Hospital & Health Network and The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa continues to face multiple healthcare challenges compounded by increased population growth, and little to no access to advanced healthcare facilities. Communicable diseases are still the most important health problems in Pakistan and in KP. These include acute respiratory tract infections, diarrheal diseases, malaria, tuberculosis, and vaccine-preventable infections.
Indus Hospital & Health Network has always been on the frontline in providing quality healthcare services to the under-served population of remote areas. Through a public-private partnership, IHHN has been working with the KP Government to help serve the region and make universal healthcare a reality.
IHHN & Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public-Private Partnership
In the health sector, Public-Private Partnerships are defined as institutional relationships between the government and the private sector to achieve a shared goal based on a mutually agreed division of labor and resources. They are supported by larger legal frameworks, institutional frameworks, and sustained political championing.
Achievements & Collaborations
With the assistance and funding provided through partnering with the Government of KP, IHHN has expanded its network throughout the province and has made significant steps toward achieving its goal of providing quality and free healthcare to all.
Malaria is a grave public health problem that represents the fifth leading cause of death from infectious diseases worldwide. Pakistan, along with Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen is reported to account for more than 95% of the regional malaria burden.
IHHN is the private-sector principal recipient of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) grant for Malaria intervention. In this, IHHN works with the Department of Health, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and particularly the Provincial Malaria Control Program
Indus Hospital Health Network is working for the eradication of Malaria in 34 high-endemic districts; this includes 13 districts in KP.
IHHN’s Malaria Program does not only aim to screen and treat Malaria; it is also committed to community engagement, prevention, and advocacy as essential components of Malaria Control.
The program has been effective in reducing the high burden of malaria on these vulnerable communities. A total of 101,279 cases of Malaria amongst males, females, and children were successfully treated in 2020 and this number rose to 194,766 in 2021.
Learn more about IHHN – Malaria eradication program.