LAHORE : Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) has joined hands with BRAC Pakistan, one of the largest non-governmental international development organizations in community health sector in the world which is based in Bangladesh.
PSDF Chief Operating Officer Ali Akbar Bosan and BRAC’s country representative& CEO Muzaffar-ud-Din signed the contract here. Under the contract, BRAC would conduct Training of Trainer (TOT) of lady health visitors across the Punjab.
The purpose of the assigned project is to enhance skills of lady health visitors (LHVs) and lady health workers (LHWs) that would lead to better community health services at the community level. Under the project, BRAC Pakistan will train 720 mature trainers who will impart training to 48,000 LHWs across the Punjab. With improved skills, these LHWs would create awareness in community to improve health conditions at tehsil level, take active role to improve maternal, newborn and child health issues, help government to reduce child mortality rate and contribute in family planning services.
Being the biggest & the most progressive province in the country, the Punjab requires interventions at the primary healthcare level to improve the overall health condition. This particular intervention by PSDF will bolster overall efforts by the government to improve health services.
PSDF is a Section 42 not-for-profit company established in 2010 by the government of the Punjab in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
PSDF aims to provide skills and vocational training opportunities to the poor and vulnerable populations of all 36 districts of Punjab for improving their ability to find work or progress in their current employment.
Since, the inception of its operations, more than 147,000 PSDF-funded trainees have already completed their trainings and they are active in the job market.