Malawi: Inception Workshop for Basic Health Services Project
EPOS Health Management, in consortium with GOPA Infra and Zingano Associates from Malawi as local partner, supported the Ministry of Health in Malawi in organising an Inception Workshop in February for the KfW-funded “Provision of Basic Health Services Project”. The project supports rehabilitation and extension measures at existing selected health facilities and the supply of equipment and furniture for Essential Health Package services, as well as improving the working and living conditions of staff, rehabilitating staff houses.
Vietnam: Non-communicable Diseases Handbook Developed
A non-communicable diseases handbook for doctors has been developed by the EU Health Facility project team to support the Ministry of Health in improving the diagnosis and periodic health examination for at-risk individuals.
As non-communicable diseases are becoming more wide spread in Vietnam, the handbook will support diagnosis-making capacities and risk-factors management in more than 12,000 facilities at grassroot level.
Pakistan: Rural Family Planning Project Underway
Technical implementation of the three-year KfW-funded and EPOS-implemented Rural Family Planning Project started earlier this year. With a total volume of €7.5 million, the project aims to contribute to improving access of the population, especially the poor and vulnerable groups, to improved demand-oriented, affordable, accessible and acceptable reproductive health services.
Philippines: Health eLearning Platform Launched
he Department of Health launched its eLearning platform with the support of EPOS. Key personnel of the Human Resource Bureau were trained on the design and maintenance of the eLearning site. Three training modules were repurposed and uploaded to the site and are currently live. As part of its technical assistance, EPOS has been working with the Bureau in establishing the Department of Health Academy. The eLearning platform is meant to extend the reach of the training services of the Academy.
View the eLearning site here.
Pakistan: Regional Blood Centre Established in Multan
The Punjab Health Minister and the German Ambassador inaugurated a modern Regional Blood Centre (RBC) in Multan developed with the German government through the KfW-funded and EPOS-implemented "Safe Blood Transfusion Project". The inauguration ceremony also covered the opening of a similar Centre in Bahawalpur with a total funding of €2.6 million.
Both centres are among 10 RBCs developed with the German government grant of €15 million to establish a nationwide network of 10 modern blood centres and rrenovate 59 existing hospital-based blood banks throughout the country in the first phase of the project.