Aman Community Health Program
The Aman Community Health Program (ACHP) was established in 2012 to spread healthcare awareness in the community of Korangi and Landhi. The community health workers were trained to initiate health inquiries and follow-ups that are common in communities where quality healthcare is least accessible.
Aman Community Health 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 communicable & non-communicable diseases, maternal, neonatal & child health, and family planning. The approach includes door-to-door visits, health screenings, referrals of cases to appropriate health care 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.
This program has been successfully concluded and catered to more than 630,000 households in the region of Korangi and Landhi. According to the Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation reports, MCPR (modern contraceptive prevalence rate) is 53% in this population and 89% of the population has been provided with Expanded Program of Immunization vaccination coverage.