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Greenstar implements a total market approach in which those activities that are serving the poorest in rural areas will continue to be subsidized; while people in urban areas will increasingly pay closer to cost recovery prices for products.

Reproductive Health & Family Planning:

Greenstar’s primary goal is to increase quality reproductive health (family planning) services and reduce maternal mortality in all Greenstar regions including Karachi, Sukkur, Bahawalpur, Multan, Faisalabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Islamabad and Peshawar.

Our premise is that every pregnant woman is a client for FP services. The reach to these potential clients can be increased on the one hand by motivating our network providers for better FP counseling and on the other hand by providing access to better antenatal and post-natal services, including FP counseling and method adoption. FP services offered by Greenstar Social Marketing include provision of pills, injectables and condoms, IUD insertions, PPIUCD insertions, VSC, MVA and counseling for FP adoption.

Our key objectives pertaining to Reproductive Health and Family Planning include:

 

  1. To improve quality of health service provision by Greenstar franchise providers, specifically training them in the new initiative of antenatal FP counseling and adoption of a FP method postpartum.
  2. To improve access and availability of quality reproductive health and maternal and child health services in low socio-economic class in the urban areas and rural areas through Public Private Partnership.
  3. To increase access to affordable reproductive health and maternal and child health products, particularly in rural areas

 

Mother and Child Health:

Greenstar emphasizes on the quality health service provision to the community to improve the health care and status of mothers and children in Pakistan. Several achievements have been made by Greenstar regarding increasing community knowledge and acceptance to the key health services regarding mother and child health. For expansion of MCH services, Greenstar carried out Mother and Child Health Project –FATA (2011) for three years. Key objectives of the project included building the capacity of health care providers and Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs), refurbishment of lowest tier of health care outlets like MCH Centers and the Health Houses of Lady Health Workers on need basis.

Greenstar offers a wide range of MCH services that include labor/delivery services where applicable, ante-natal/postnatal checkup, advice on nutrition, TT vaccination, child vaccination through EPI program, treatment of diarrhea and respiratory infections in children, iron folic/calcium tabs, treatment for STIs/PIDs, CDK and counseling on breast feeding.

Tuberculosis:

Tuberculosis – a daunting public Health Challenge!!

4000 people die of Tuberculosis every day i-e 3 death per minute*

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major public health problems in Pakistan. Pakistan ranks fifth amongst TB high-burden countries worldwide. It accounts for 61% of the TB burden in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. Approximately 420 000 new TB cases emerge every year and half of these are sputum smear positive. Pakistan is also estimated to have the fourth highest prevalence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) globally.

Greenstar is working in collaboration with National and Provincial tuberculosis (TB) control programs to address this public health challenge of Tuberculosis epidemic! Strategy being the Active Case Detection through training of private health care providers, strengthening private laboratories and creating community awareness and mobilization, ensuring diagnosis, follow-up and treatment within the communities.

Success Story

Mr. Gul, resident of Daag Kalay belongs to underprivileged family of district Peshawar, Khyberpakhtoonkhoa. Greenstar TB Project team visited him for contact investigation and found that six of his household members had signs and symptoms of Tuberculosis and could be victims of the disease. Greenstar team organized the diagnostic investigations of TB including Sputum Smear Microscopy and Chest X ray for all family members. It was shocking that all six of his household members were diagnosed as Tuberculosis patients. Sadly; one of them had Multi Drug Resistance TB which not only has lengthy treatment but also have lower prognosis. All the patients registered for TB treatment and are on free medication now.

Greenstar TB Project – At a Glance

  • Collaborating with National TB Control Program since 2005
  • Detected/registered and treated 85,000+ TB patients with treatment success rate of 91%.
  • Successfully implemented GFATM Round 3, Round 8, Round 9 projects under Global Fund Grants
  • Since inception trained around 15,000 health care providers on National TB Guidelines (DOTS Strategy)
  • Initiators of Public Private Mix TB interventions through implementation of effective GP Model
  • Awarded ‘A’ ranking by Global Fund for GFATM Round 8 implementation as Principal Recipient.
  • Has the honor to develop National TB Drug Management Information System (DMIS) and Ware House Management Information System (WMS) for National TB Control Program (NTP).
  • Collaborating network of 1200+ providers treating TB patients and 120+ collaborating laboratories for TB case detection and management
  • In the current NFM Grant, GSM is working as Sub recipient (SR) to NTP in 13 highly populated cities of Pakistan; Karachi, Sukkur, Hyderabad, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Muzaffargarh, Bahawalnagar, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sheikhupura, Gujrat, Rawalpindi and Peshawer. Greenstar has completed year-1 of the grant with significant performance i. e. mean achievement of 94%

 

TB DOTS, Childhood TB, Contact Tracing (Operational Research) and TB presumptive cases referral from pharmacies are the key ongoing interventions under GSM TB project