Psychosocial Wellbeing Training

Psychosocial Wellbeing Training

The vulnerable group of women and children need psychosocial support to recover from disaster traumas. They are vulnerable particularly in traumatic situations during natural disasters/emergencies. It is essential to address their emotional and social needs through psychosocial support activities in a protective environment for a normal development.

Health promotion program

Worldwide, nearly 20 million children under five years are estimated to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) at any given time. The recently published Lancet Series on maternal and child undernutrition recognises SAM as one of the top three nutrition-related causes of death in children under-five years.


HANDS Human and Institutional Development (HID) Program

HANDS is committed to provide quality services in Human and Institutional Development (HID) sector. The aim is to create a culture of learning where individuals and institutes take responsibility for their development in partnership with HANDS. The services of HID are offered in four main areas which include community trainings, professional development program, institutional development and consultancy services.


HANDS Infrastructure Development Energy WASH and Shelter (IDEAS) Program

HANDS Infrastructure Development Energy WASH and Shelter (IDEAS) Program is committed to provide good quality infrastructure to the target population. IDEAS program is a series of projects, based on the foundation of field tested best practices and proven capabilities. The innovative models by HANDS IDEAS are low cost, durable, socially acceptable and environment friendly


HANDS Livelihood Enhancement Program

Livelihood Enhancement Program was initiated in 1998 focusing on the development of communities through income generation opportunities, skills enhancement and overall improvement in livelihood of underprivileged.
This program has quite extensive activities divided in two components i.e. on-farm and off-farm.


HANDS Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) program

HANDS Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) program is responsible for the monitoring of projects / programs, interventions/activities as well as conduction of internal and external researches. It is MER’s responsibility to establish and maintain Management Information System (MIS) throughout the organization from community to district office and head office level. All MIS tools for projects/programs are designed by MER.


HANDS Social mobilization Program

Social mobilization occupies a central place in HANDS approach, with primary focus on working with the poor and disadvantaged. Social mobilization is a participatory process to raise awareness, mobilize and involve local institutions, local leadership and local communities for collective action towards a common vision.13051567_1080367095370514_1748060127046978972_n

HANDS Misali / Marvi Workers (Community Health Workers)

HANDS has the honor to introduce a cadre of community based outreach health workers in areas where there is no LHW. This initiative was piloted in district Umerkot of Sindh and the community health worker was named Marvi after the popular female character that is also a symbol of women empowerment and integrity. The Marvi workers are local females who after getting trained provide health promotion services to their communities. There is a selection criterion for the Marvi and the process of selection, monitoring, supervision and reporting is carried out in close coordination with the local Community Based Organization (CBO). Just as the LHW model of community based health worker, Marvi worker is also assigned an approximate target of 1000 population or 100 to 150 household where she is responsible to provide health services. The core difference in LHW and Marvi model is that the Marvi workers are low literate females as compared to the LHW who are matriculate. Due to low female literacy especially in rural areas, the training contents and methodology for the training of Marvis is also different. Since more than 40% of the Marvis are either low literate or not literate, an LHV is appointed for 30 to 50 Marvis to provide technical and supportive supervision. The trained Marvis under the supervision of LHV provides services related to reproductive health, family planning, nutrition, WASH, MCH etc. Besides provision of health services the Marvi worker also sells social marketing products including safe delivery kit, sanitary pad, iodized salt and Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS) and some essential drugs.Services Provided by Marvi in target area
Listing women of Child Bearing AgeListing of under 5 years children
Listing of Married women of Child Bearing Age for family planning services
Listing of Lactating women Listing of adolescent girls
Identification and listing of pregnant women for antenatal
Establishment of referral linkages with health facilities in
coordination with the CBO for complicated and high risk
Conduction of awareness raising session for promotion of
healthy behaviors among the communities Conduction of home visits to provide basic health services at the doorstep
Growth monitoring and nutrition counseling for under 5 year children
Counseling for promotion of immunization/vaccin ation of
under 5 year children, pregnant women and Child Bearing Age women
Referral of complicated cases Provision of family planning services with the technical
assistance of LHV Sale of social marketing products including
Identification, referral and follow up of psychosocial cases in  the community
Identification, referral and follow up of physically disabled person in the community13083252_1080366898703867_8327877441419686444_n13051567_1080367095370514_1748060127046978972_n


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