Our Introduction

Health is a fundamental aspect of human well-being, and access to essential healthcare services is a right that every individual deserves. In an ever-changing world, where communities often find themselves vulnerable to natural disasters and emergencies, the importance of understanding basic health principles and maintaining health awareness cannot be overstated. With this in mind, the Norwegian Red Cross, alongside dedicated healthcare professionals, has initiated a Basic Health Awareness Program designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.

Our Vision

“Our vision is of a society where every individual possesses a strong foundation in health awareness and can make informed choices to lead a healthier life. We aspire to create communities that are self-sufficient, resilient, and proactive in their approach to health, working together to build a brighter and healthier future for all. By fostering a culture of well-being and support, we aim to transform the way communities perceive and manage their health, ultimately leading to a healthier, happier, and more resilient world.”

Our Mission

“Our mission is to empower individuals and communities with the knowledge and skills they need to take control of their health and well-being. We are committed to providing accessible and practical health education, promoting preventive measures, and facilitating access to healthcare services, thereby improving the overall health and resilience of communities, especially those in vulnerable and disaster-affected areas.”

Our Objectives

As we embark on this journey to promote basic health awareness, we hope to not only create a healthier present for individuals but also lay the foundation for a healthier, more resilient future. Together, we can build a community that understands the value of health, supports one another, and is better prepared to face health challenges head-on. This program is a testament to our commitment to the well-being of all, and we look forward to working hand in hand with communities to foster a healthier, more informed society.

Promote Health Literacy

The primary objective of this program is to enhance the health literacy of individuals and communities, ensuring they have a comprehensive understanding of key health concepts, practices, and preventive measures.

Improve Hygiene Practices

Educate participants about the importance of personal and environmental hygiene, including safe drinking water, sanitation, and proper waste disposal, to reduce the risk of waterborne diseases and other health issues.

Enhance Nutrition Awareness

Provide knowledge and guidance on balanced nutrition, dietary diversity, and the significance of a healthy diet to combat malnutrition and promote overall well-being.

Raise Mental Health Awareness

Offer support and information on mental health and well-being, addressing issues such as stress, anxiety, and coping mechanisms, to promote emotional resilience and psychological health.

Facilitate Access to Healthcare Services

Connect communities with available healthcare resources and services, emphasizing the importance of regular check-ups, immunizations, and timely medical intervention.

Building Community Resilience

Empower individuals and communities to become more self-reliant and resilient in the face of health challenges, with an emphasis on disaster preparedness and response.

Our Outreach

Free of Cost Medicine Supplies

In addition to providing free-of-cost primary healthcare services, the Mobile Health Teams (MHTs) are unwavering in their commitment to adhering to the stringent guidelines, standards, and best practices recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) in various aspects of medicine and supplies management.

Psycho-Social Counselling Sessions

These sessions provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their emotions, cope with stress, and navigate the complexities of their mental and emotional well-being. Rooted in empathy and expertise, psycho-social counseling plays an indispensable role in enhancing mental health, fostering resilience, promoting a more balanced & harmonious life.

Our Achievements

Through a blend of education, training, and outreach, this initiative aims to empower individuals to take charge of their health and make informed choices. The Basic Health Awareness Program will cover a wide range of health-related topics, including hygiene practices, preventive measures, nutrition, mental well-being, and access to healthcare services. By imparting this vital knowledge, our program strives to improve the overall health and quality of life for individuals and communities.

Our Response During Moonson Floods 2022

OPD Consultation
Health & Hygiene Awareness
Psycho-Social Counselling Individual- Sessions
Psycho-Social Group- Counselling Sessions

Our Response During Biparjoy Cyclone 2023

OPD Consultation
Health & Hygiene Awareness
Psycho-Social Counselling Individual- Sessions
Psycho-Social Group- Counselling Sessions

Mrs. Shazia Sajjad Sarhandi

Deputy Director Health

Email: dd.health@prcs.org.pk
Contact Number: 0304-1030530

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