Work under Sukh Initiative is divided between six implementing partners and a measurement partner, while strategic oversight and leadership for enhancing integration of all aspects of the project is provided by a Project Management Unit.
The Program Management Unit also allocates grants, and ensures regular project reporting.
Aman Healthcare Services is a part of Aman Foundation. It is a three-pronged healthcare eco system with outreach initiatives to address essential healthcare issues. The core components of this strategy bring healthcare to doorsteps of the most vulnerable, provide care during transport and the establishment of accessible healthcare facilities for mothers and children.
These specialized healthcare services are designed to address largely treatable diseases that cause approximately 40% of all deaths, particularly related to mother and child heath.
Two programs have been designed in order to address mother and child healthcare needs, and assist in the identification and treatment of easy to diagnose diseases. Aman Telehealth program provides access to triage and medical advice the phone; and Community Health Workers Program that provides health promotion, disease prevention and disease treatment at home.
Lead partner for door-to-door service
Aman Community Health Program provides free of cost preventive health services to the underserved urban population. It aims to bring health to their doorsteps through Aman Community Health Workers. These health workers have accessibility and acceptability to community members, and have proven to provide uplift to the overall coverage and use of services by underprivileged individuals & households.
For more information, please visit: http://www.theamanfoundation.org/health/aman-community-health-workers/
Partner for provision of services by public facilities
Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego works to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families, and does by collaborating with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. It develops strategies to help communities care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.
For more information, please visit: https://www.jhpiego.org/
Partner for telehealth services
Aman Telehealth is a 24/7 health helpline service facility, providing timely health advice and referral information in over five languages via medical software containing over 85 medical algorithms and 600 disease summaries. This service can be accessed by dialing 9123 from mobile networks and 111-11-9123 on landlines. Trained Telehealth nurses backed by trained doctors, nutritionist and mental health counselors provide services to an average call volume of 600 to 700 inbound and outbound calls a day. Aman Telehealth maps health facilities, including hospitals, maternity homes, diagnostic centers and blood banks, mainly in Karachi and some other parts of Pakistan, and has a database of over 10,000 private healthcare providers and 3,500 healthcare facilities about their contact information, working hours, fee structure and more. For more information, please visit: Aman Telehealth aims to empower and encourage women and youth in particular to avail the widely available mobile phone services to seek timely medical counseling. Public health related SMS alerts highlighting preventive measures to avoid risky health behaviors would also be sent through this service.
For more information, please visit: http://www.theamanfoundation.org/health/aman-tele-heath/
Partner for measurement
Agha Khan University is an institution of academic excellence which plays an important role as an agent for social development. A leading source of medical, nursing and teacher education, research and public service in the developing world, the University prepares men and women to lead change in their societies and to thrive in the global economy.
Based on the principles of impact, quality, relevance and access, the University has campuses and programs in Afghanistan, East Africa, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom. Its facilities include teaching hospitals, Nursing Schools, Medical Colleges, Institutes for Educational Development, an Examination Board, and an Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations.
For more information, please visit: https://www.aku.edu/Pages/home.aspx
Partner for Family Life Education
Aahung is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 with a mission is to use a rights-based approach to improve access to quality sexual and reproductive health information and services to contribute towards a healthy society. Aahung has been successful in developing culturally informed strategies to respond to the sexual health needs of the Pakistani population and in bringing attention to sexual health issues and concerns in medical and educational institutions, non-government and government organizations across Pakistan. It runs a Life Skills Based Education program, which aims to introduce critical reproductive health information and management skills in line with the emerging capacity of the young person.
Aahung engages with the youth through different means and methods in project areas with a specific goal to impart Family Life Education based on its Life Skills Based Education curriculum.
For more information, please visit: http://aahung.org/
Partner for Provision of Services by Private Facilities
DKT Pakistan works in the private sector to provide modern contraception at affordable prices as well as in the area of social franchising. DKT’s Dhanak clinic which exceeds has more than 750 facilities serve the community in the rural areas of Pakistan.
For more information, please vist: http://dktpakistan.org/
Center for Communication Programs Pakistan is a non-governmental organization providing technical leadership in strategic social and behaviour change communication design, programming, research, and capacity strengthening. Center is a sister organization of Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) based in Baltimore, United States. Center has been working with public and private sector organizations. Center has expertise in design, implementation, and evaluation of strategic communication, including development of campaigns, materials, and special events. It also has unparalleled experience in advocacy and community mobilization campaigns in Pakistan, and an extensive outreach across the country, with nationwide reach through well-entrenched and community-based networks of religious leaders, journalists, communication activists and community-based workers.
For more information, please vist: http://ccp-pakistan.org.pk/
CEO Aman Health
Mr. Arshad Saeed Husain is the Chief Operating Officer of Aman Foundation. He is responsible for overseeing the on-going business operations within the Aman Health Unit, and Central Support Services. Arshad is a graduate from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences with a specialization in International Trade and Development. Prior to joining the Aman Foundation, he served as the Managing Director of Abbott Laboratories Pakistan Limited and brings with him a wealth of experience as CEO of publically listed and private companies with a strong track record of achieving revenue, profit and business growth. Prior to that he was associated with Syngenta Pakistan Limited as Managing Director and PT Syngenta Indonesia as President Director. He has also served in senior leadership positions at GlaxoSmithKline Pakistan Limited and ICI Pakistan.
Head of Sukh Initiative
Dr Haris Ahmed joined Sukh Initiative’s Program Management Unit in 2014. Sukh Initiative will reach out to one million population in the underserved areas of Karachi to improve family planning and reproductive health services. Dr Ahmed possess over 20 years of experience in the delivery of global health provisions which include projects regarding: sexual health; family planning; child nutrition; safe water solutions; and emergency response action. He was the Director Programs, Pathfinder International, and has also worked with JHU-CCP; PSI affiliate Greenstar Social Marketing; Save the Children, US; and Shifa Medical College. He is the founder and executive council member of White Ribbon Alliance, Pakistan.
Deputy Head of Sukh Initiative
Aazya is a development sector professional with expertise in capacity development, programme management, grants development and research. She has professional experience spanning over 12 years varying from civil society resource center management to program design and implementation of community focused development projects across Pakistan. She is recently working as Business Partner for Grants at the Aman Foundation and manages grant portfolio for both Aman Health and Aman Tech. Aazia holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi and Masters in Information Technology from the Hamdard University. Besides teaching as a visiting faculty at SZABIST, she is a certified trainer by the Business Edge, IFC-World Bank and a facilitator of the British Council’s Active Citizens program.
Head of Operation Sukh Initiative
Lutaf Ali has more than 10 years of experience and has proven in the field of community development, reproductive health and family planning. Mr Mangrio has been associated with Aman Health Care Services since 2013 as Manager Monitoring, Advocacy and Coordination. Prior to joining Aman health, he was the General Manager– Social Marketing at Health and Nutrition Development Society where he was involved in the strategic planning. At HANDS, he was part of the team who successfully implemented the FALAH (Family Advancement for Life and Health) project. He started his carrier at Aga Khan University as Research Officer and was later moved to National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) where he served for three years in Volunteerism for Community Development program. Mr Mangrio did M.Sc. in anthropology from Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad. He has received certification in ‘Scaling up projects’ from ExpandNet, USA. He has presented research papers at various national and international forums i.e. 7th APCRSHR at Manila, Philippines; and ICFP 2016 at Bali, Indonesia. Mr Mangrio is the member of Pakistan Reproductive Health Network-PRHN and Pakistan Alliance for Post-abortion Care.
DGM Aman Community Halth Program
he is an entrepreneurial executive with more than 12 years of project management experience of different development sector organizations and also provided support to the programs of different health components (MNCH, FP, TB, nutrition) by using social marketing tactics, managed social franchising, overall marketing, sales, communication, media & business development. Motivational management style with a record of building and retaining highly motivated operations team. Successful in identifying opportunities of accelerated growth. Independently handled donors (USAID, DFID, LAD, KFW, UNICEF, and GFATM) specific marketing & operation related activities to achieve overall donor deliverables.
Head of Tele Health
Mr Khaqan Sikander is a versatile, holistic management executive with extensive experience directing firms through strategic planning, effective management of staff and budgets. Effective high-profile operational roles involving making high-stakes decisions and overcoming complex challenges. He has hands-on experience of working in cross-cultural multi-lingual environments including conflict-zones / areas across Pakistan and with United Nations in Africa (UNIDO Senegal 2009), Latin America (UNESCO Costa Rica 2007) and Middle East (UNRWA Lebanon 2006) Mr Sikander has a Masters degree in Management, Economics & Law (Diplomacy & Strategic Negotiations) from Universite Paris Sud XI and has a bachelors in Economics and Interdisciplinary Studies in French, Spanish & Arabic, University of Arizona.
Professor - Aga Khan University
Dr Sarah Saleem is the Professor and Head of the Population and Reproductive Health Research Group, Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University. The focus of her research has been the reproductive health of Pakistani women. Her work on unsafe abortions and emergency contraception in Pakistan is pioneering. She was the first to document community-based rate of induced abortions in Karachi. She has more than 70 publications in international and national journals to her credit which include: community-based studies on emergency contraception; quality of care in family planning; role of inter-spousal communication in the use of family planning methods; gender perspectives on induced abortions in Karachi; and effects of socio-biological factors on reproductive behavior in Karachi. Additionally; Dr Saleem has worked as Principal Investigator for a number of community-based cluster randomized controlled trials. She has extensive field experience to conduct community-based research and projects in urban squatter settlements and rural areas. She has also worked as a consultant for various national and international organizations. She also serves as a reviewer for a number of indexed and non-indexed local and international peer reviewed journals.
Manager Life Skill Education Component Aahung
Sana manages the Life Skills Education Component at Aahung where she oversees the implementation of various Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programs and projects for adolescents and youth. She has been involved with the development sector in Pakistan for over five years and has previously worked on an array of research and evaluation studies across education, gender, and microfinance schemes. Sana has an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, with a distinction in Institutional Development.
Director Sukh Jhpiego
Dr Laila Shah has been working in the public health sector for more than 20 years. She has served various national and international organizations and has been providing leadership, technical guidance, and strategic vision for various programs. Dr Shah has implemented many successful family planning projects nationwide. She was actively involved in the development of several family planning training curriculum; service delivery manuals; and information, education and communication material. She has conducted several research programs on innovative contraceptive technology which were published in international journals. She has also presented her work at numerous national and international conferences. She has conducted reproductive health related programs on FM radio and TV channels. She has received many awards and honors for her invaluable contribution and professionalism to family planning program.
Focal Person - DKT
Dr Ranomal Kotak is the Director Health and Focal Person for Sukh Initiative at DKT Pakistan. He is a public health expert and has experience in healthcare system strengthening, program development, grant management, management of community-based programs related to immunization, mother and child care, chronic diseases, mental health, communicable diseases and health management information system. He has extensive experience of contextualized IEC/ BCC material development, community consultation, auditing healthcare services and coordination for disaster management initiative. He was associated with the Aga Khan Health Service Pakistan and has also served as the Senior Manager, Research and Funded Projects; Head of Technical Support Unit; and Coordinator for Disaster Management Initiative. He has also served at the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan as Associate Faculty for PGD- Health Care System Management. He has been the CSOs representative at GAVI CSO steering committee and member of Pakistan CSO Alliance for Health and Immunization. Dr Kotak has also supervised DFATD; AKF Canada; KfW; GAVI Alliance/ UNICEF; ECHO; DFID; MoFA, France; OFDA/ ELMA- AKF, USA; PIDSA; PPAF; IVAC; CDP-GoS and HBL Foundation funded projects. He has also worked on Pakistan related component of Central Asian Health System Strengthening Program; cross border initiatives to strengthen MNCH in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan; and Muskoka Initiative for Pakistan, Mali and Mozambique.
Program Manager Center for Communication Programs Pakistan
Shifa S Khan leads the communication component for the program at Center for Communication Programs Pakistan. A seasoned strategic communications professional, her career spans 10 years with diverse experience in managing all aspects of Communications and Public Relations, during which she has led, managed and executed strategic campaigns for diverse sectors while working multinational development and corporate environments, and at communications firms. She has managed a number of national level and sub campaigns at provincial and district levels across Pakistan for organizations which include USAID, DFID, Government of Pakistan, RSPN, British High Commission, GIZ, UNESCO, European Union, Save the Children, Mobilink, wi-tribe, M&C Saatchi, Publicis and IAL Saatchi & Saatchi.