The vast scope of the damage makes the floods a truly national disaster which affected more than 20.18 million populations in 78 districts of all the four provinces of Pakistan, damaging more than 1.74 million households and destroying more than 2.24 million hectares of crops, leaving 1985 people dead and 2946 injured. Economic reflection of this huge scale loss has been estimated around 40 billion dollars.
The MISP is a set of priority activities designed to: prevent excess maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity; reduce HIV transmission; prevent and manage the consequences of sexual violence; and plan for comprehensive SRH services. The MISP includes kits of equipment and supplies to complement a set of priority activities that must be implemented at the onset of an emergency in a coordinated manner by trained staff. The MISP can be implemented without a new needs assessment because documented evidence already justifies its use. The components of the MISP form a minimum requirement and it is expected that comprehensive SRH services will be provided as soon as the situation allows.
Rahnuma-FPAP through an advocacy campaign was successful in incorporating MISP in the disaster management plans, as SOPs, of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, KP, AJK, GB, and FATA. It is continuously working with government institutions for effective implementation of MISP in disaster areas through model service provision strategies and training programs.
With IPPF support Rahnuma-FPAP implemented MISP in District Muzaffargarh of Punjab and Nowshera, KP Province of Pakistan. The MISP is a minimum standard in the 2004 Sphere guidelines and in the 2009 IASC Global Health Cluster Guidance as well as a CERF minimum life-saving criterion eligible for CERF funding. 20,512 women were provided with ante natal, post natal, family planning, counseling, general health and STIs services including deliveries and referral. 7091 cases of skin infection, malaria, diarrhea and RTIs were treated. Medicines were provided to 8648 people and 2014 delivery kits, TBA kits, baby kits, mini kits and hygiene kits were provided.
The project was implemented in the two districts of KP; Charsadda and Nowshera. During this period (October 2010 to 14 January 2011), more than 166 medical camps were organized in flood affected districts. Benefitting more than 22000 women with SRH&R and FP services.
The main focus of this initiative was the conduct of medical camps in disaster affected areas. The concerned project staff in affected area held meetings with local communities and also made announcement for the medical camp. The project also made effective coordination among organizers, local health staff officials, target communities, enabling to conduct 305 medical camps. These medical camps benefitted more than 38,589 people including woman, men and children. Further to sensitize the local communities on Health & Hygiene, more than 178 community awareness sessions were organized, benefitting 4,855 people.
Some medical camps were conducted in the floods hit areas with support from Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund