Mobile Health Unit for Emergency Response- An advocacy and service delivery initiative
Client: Contech Int’l
Contech International utilized the Sehat Sahulat Clinic-Basic+ (SSC-B+) as an Emergency Response Unit during the 2011 floods in Punjab, Pakistan. The SSC-B+ was moved to the worst flood-hit district of Muzaffargarh, where it provided free and quality healthcare to over 1000 patients for two months. In addition to healthcare services, communication and advocacy strategies were adopted to promote healthy and hygienic practices among flood affectees. This experience demonstrated the successful use of Mobile Health Units (MHUs) for emergency response in areas with low or no access to basic primary healthcare facilities, bringing positive change in healthy practices.