Sindh Devolved Social Services Development Program (IR1) – with a focus on the devolution of Health Sector

Participated in the mission, reviewed public finance and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) framework, and assessed fiscal absorptive capacity. Also reviewed the overall budget implications of local government administration and estimated district social sector financing requirements based on different models. As part of the assignment FINCON also determined major sources and uses of funds for the social sector. FINCON reviewed governance structure and proposed changes for improvement in overall governance of program.

Independent Audit of District Headquarter Hospital Badin

The scope of this assignment covers conducting the base line survey of the physical and administrative infrastructure of the facility we also performed gaps assessment in governance structure. The survey evaluated the quality and quantity of the clinical services being given to the patients prior to the management take over by Indus Hospital.

Further, auditing validated the provisioning of the agreed services, and to ensure that the set forth KPIs are achieved during the implementation of the project.

Faisalabad Area Upgrading Project – dent of Health Activities

 

  • Designing and implementation of training needs assessment & capacity building of work force
  • Formulation of yearly training plan for skills enhancement of FAUP staff, Professionals from Line Departments and Community Activists
  • Design, organize and deliver training activities on:
  • Training of Trainers (TOT)
  • Communication and Motivation Skills
  • Participatory Development
  • Social Organization Skills
  • Leadership & Governance Skills
  • Team building
  • Time management
  • Report writing skills
  • Project cycle management
  • Writing effective proposals
  • Participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Office & Finance management
  • Staff appraisal and enhancing creativity
  • Social research and data analysis
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal for effective planning at grassroots level
  • Development of area profile
  • Management skills
  • Needs assessment and prioritization for interventions
  • Creative thinking for innovative and sustainable methods of improving performance.

 

Micro Health Franchise Model (UMEED SAY):

In 2013 we started a Micro Health Franchises System; that blended in the financial (sustainable model), technical (m-health) and business innovation (social enterprise model) and aimed at ensuring standardized; cost effective equitable healthcare and quality services to mother and newborn irrespective of any discrimination.. Our idea was selected by saving lives at birth and given a seed grant in 2011 round.  For initial years we have been busy structuring the Micro Health Franchise System and have established seven birthing stations (Franchisee) that are currently providing services to sub-urban communities near Peshawar District. We established governance structure and imparted trainings related to leadership skills and regulatory compliances. We established health system to provide equitable quality services. We provided on-job capacity trainings on budgeting, financial management and efficiency and health services improvement.

Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response System Training in Six Districts of KPK

FINCON Services provided management and logistics services for the sessions since Directorate General Health Services KPK will facilitate the trainings in terms of training material content, trainers/facilitators and monitoring for improved performance of health work force.

By capitalizing on the immense experience in managing capacity building programs in KPK,

FINCON Services will professionally plan and schedule the activities that run in the background and in parallel to the training agenda. FINCON Services will be responsible for;

  • Printing and providing training material to participants (training includes leadership development and governance codes of best practices for health sector)
  • Organizing venues and logistics for the trainings
  • Organizing and managing all training events
  • Coordinating with participants prior to training
  • Disbursement of payments towards participants for boarding, lodging, travel etc., based on approved rates of health directorate IDSRS project
  • Preparing and submit training reports including pre and post-test analysis

Sindh Devolved Social Services Development Program (IR1) – with a focus on the devolution of Health Sector

Participated in the mission, reviewed public finance and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) framework, and assessed fiscal absorptive capacity. Also reviewed the overall budget implications of local government administration and estimated district social sector financing requirements based on different models. As part of the assignment the consultant also determined major sources and uses of funds for the social sector. After conducting extensive research through surveys, the consultant proposed approaches for improving the allocation and use of funds. We assessed general recurrent cost implications of various types of social services investments and propose ways to sustain impact.

Prepared a draft provincial and district medium-term expenditure plan to improve social sector outcomes and proposed ways of financing local government social services based on performance.

Skills Development and Capacity Building of District Governments Officials in Planning and Budget Making – Decentralization Support Program (DSP) FINCON, as the largest financial management consultancy firm working with ADB, was selected to impart budget training to officials of the District Governments in Balochistan and to prepare the guidelines to conduct these trainings. The team of 6 trainers and 6 subject experts has conducted the training in 26 districts of Balochistan. Our financial management experts trained officers of the DGs in budgeting, efficiency and financial planning and management with the context that the nominated staff clearly understands the provisions of the new Budget Code and prepares the budget for the FY04-05 in the new formats.  Furthermore, FINCON also concentrated on awareness raising among the nominated staff of DGs of their specific roles and responsibilities and to improve the budget making in DGs in terms of its quality and timeliness.

Micro Health Franchise Model (UMEED SAY):

In 2013 we started a Micro Health Franchises System; that blended in the financial (sustainable model), technical (m-health) and business innovation (social enterprise model) and aimed at ensuring standardized; cost effective equitable healthcare and quality services to mother and newborn irrespective of any discrimination.. Our idea was selected by saving lives at birth and given a seed grant in 2011 round.  For initial years we have been busy structuring the Micro Health Franchise System and have established seven birthing stations (Franchisee) that are currently providing services to sub-urban communities near Peshawar District. We established governance structure and imparted trainings related to leadership skills and regulatory compliances. We established health system to provide equitable quality services. We provided on-job capacity trainings on budgeting, financial management and efficiency and health services improvement.Intermediate Result 3 – Integrated, Equitable, Quality Services

Household Survey, Health Facility Assessment and Qualitative Assessment in FATA/FRs under Fata Child Health Project

  • Carry out desk-review of relevant project documents, including project proposal, log-frame, Performance Monitoring Plan for equitable quality services, budget and other relevant documents.
  • Develop an inception report, detailing the evaluation design, methodology, tools, work plan schedule, data management plan, monitoring plan for equitable quality services, dissemination plan and budget to carry out the assignment in FATA. This will be developed and finalized in consultation with FCHP provincial and country office teams.
  • Develop a Study Design and Data Collection & Management Protocol that is standardized for the three –sub-tasks i.e. House hold (HH) survey, Health Facility Assessment (HFA) and Quality Assessment.
  • Recruitment and training of field staff (supervisors, interviewers, observers/record reviewers) and
  • Development and translation of data collection tools
  • Pre-testing of data collection tools and incorporation of the changes
  • Collection of data, data editing, cleaning and entry and analysis using a suitable software
  • Analyze and interpret the findings.

Develop and submit the first draft of the end line assessment report and debriefing to FCHP provincial and country office teams. The reports should be comprehensive and provide detailed specific findings within each result area segregated by various agreed upon variables like the agencies, sex, age groups etc.

Micro Health Franchise Model (UMEED SAY)

In 2013 we started a Micro Health Franchises System; that blended in the financial (sustainable model), technical (m-health) and business innovation (social enterprise model) and aimed at ensuring standardized; cost effective equitable healthcare and quality services to mother and newborn irrespective of any discrimination. Our idea was selected by saving lives at birth and given a seed grant in 2011 round.  For initial years we have been busy structuring the Micro Health Franchise System and have established seven birthing stations (Franchisee) that are currently providing services to sub-urban communities near Peshawar District. A female skilled attendant working in their local communities is an ideal and proven system for communities where socio-cultural norms are that husbands/families do not allow them to visit practitioners independently and in many cases husbands feel shy to accompany their wives while antenatal visits. While the idea of lady health visitors and lady health workers working in communities is ideal solution; it does require a proper environment to function well and reach desirable results. This include the availability of expert advice, referral mechanism, availability of medicines and clean delivery kit, emergency transport, capacity building/ continued learning for trained attendants and hygienic birthing stations (sanitized) where deliveries can take place.

Assessment DHQ, THQ, PHC Lodhra – Jhang Need and Infrastructure, Equitable Quality Health Services Assessment

Assessed DHQ, THQ and PHC in District Lodhran and Jhang.

Evaluation and Need Assessment Survey for Children Hospital

FINCON was responsible to manage the Children Hospital, hire adequate staff and ensure provision of health care services in the hospital. The objective of this Needs Assessment Study was to determine the needs of the old facility and identify the gaps which exist in the service delivery so that the same can be addressed under the management of FINCON.

Independent Audit of Ambulance Services in District Thatta and Sujjawal The Government aims at improving the provision of Health Care Services and ensuring equity of access to these services by geographical areas and income levels. Under this arrangement, the Health Department Government of Sindh has entered into a contract with Aman Foundation for provision of Hi-tech Ambulances and Ambulance Services for the districts of Thatta and Sujjawal. Under the arrangement and to ensure transparency of the funds utilization a third party Independent Auditor is to be engaged to monitor the progress of implementation and utilization of funds.

The objective of the Audit was to review the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) agreed in the Performance based agreement and to provide an opinion whether they have been followed. Based on the assessment of KPIs, in accordance with Financing Schedule mentioned in “Escrow Account Agreement”, the Independent Auditor shall issue a certificate of work to the Escrow Agent to transfer the Escrow Amount from time to time.

 

Behavior Change and Communication Campaign for Malaria Control (IR4)

Designing of behavior change campaign in 23 districts of Pakistan, Baseline survey in eight districts, Designing and development of Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material, Designing and delivery of following activities in 23 districts of Pakistan,

 

  • 23 two-day workshops for health care providers,
  • 23 two-day workshops for paramedics,
  • 23 one-day seminars for district stakeholders,
  • 4 one-day provincial workshops for policy makers,
  • 1 one-day national workshop for policy makers
  • 184 community meetings in 23 districts
  • 23 walks
  • 12 debates in different collages
  • 4 medical camps
  • 2 hokey tournaments
  • Print media and electronic media campaign

 

  • (Associate organization was responsible for this activity).

 

Micro Health Franchise Model (UMEED SAY)

In 2013 we started a Micro Health Franchises System; that blended in the financial (sustainable model), technical (m-health) and business innovation (social enterprise model) and aimed at ensuring standardized; cost effective equitable healthcare and quality services to mother and newborn irrespective of any discrimination.. Our idea was selected by saving lives at birth and given a seed grant in 2011 round.  For initial years we have been busy structuring the Micro Health Franchise System and have established seven birthing stations (Franchisee) that are currently providing services to sub-urban communities near Peshawar District. We established governance structure and imparted trainings related to leadership skills and regulatory compliances. We established health system to provide equitable quality services. We provided on-job capacity trainings on budgeting, financial management and efficiency and health services improvement..

 

Faisalabad Area Upgrading Project – dent of Health Activities

 

  • Designing and implementation of training needs assessment & capacity building of work force
  • Formulation of yearly training plan for skills enhancement of FAUP staff, Professionals from Line Departments and Community Activists
  • Design, organize and deliver training activities on:
  • Training of Trainers (TOT)
  • Communication and Motivation Skills
  • Participatory Development
  • Social Organization Skills
  • Leadership & Governance Skills
  • Team building
  • Time management
  • Report writing skills
  • Project cycle management
  • Writing effective proposals
  • Participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Office management & Finance efficiency
  • Staff appraisal and enhancing creativity
  • Social research and data analysis
  • Participatory Rural Appraisal for effective planning at grassroots level
  • Development of area profile
  • Management skills
  • Needs assessment and prioritization for interventions
  • Creative thinking for innovation and improving performance.

 

Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response System Training in Six Districts of KPK (IR1 and IR4)

FINCON Services provided management and logistics services for the sessions since Directorate General Health Services KPK will facilitate the trainings in terms of training material content, trainers/facilitators and monitoring for improved performance of health work force. By capitalizing on the immense experience in managing capacity building programs in KPK, FINCON Services will professionally plan and schedule the activities that run in the background and in parallel to the training agenda. FINCON Services will be responsible for;

  • Printing and providing training material to participants (training includes leadership development and governance codes of best practices for health sector)
  • Organizing venues and logistics for the trainings
  • Organizing and managing all training events
  • Coordinating with participants prior to training
  • Disbursement of payments towards participants for boarding, lodging, travel etc., based on approved rates of health directorate IDSRS project
  • Preparing and submit training reports including pre and post-test analysis