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RADS is collaborating with Integrity International to provide third party validation (TPV) services of DFID’s GBP 90 million Delivering Accelerated Family Planning in Pakistan (DAFPAK) programme, which includes measurement of services by public and private sector providers, collating results and tracking DAFPAK and national progress in FP.
Pakistan received a grant from the Gavi to replace nearly all immunization related cold chain equipment across the country. RADS and JSI are conducting a longitudinal study to understand the deployment process, its affect on vaccination rates and to identify how this process can inform similar grants by Gavi to other countries.
BMGF has funded the replication and scale-up of the Marvi model of low-cost outreach for FP and RH in three districts of the Sindh Province. RADS helped develop its TOC, monitoring plan and conducted a baseline survey. RADS is executing the in-program monitoring and qualitative/ formative research of the project, and will also undertake the end line survey.
RADS is working with the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) on Polio Persistence in Pushtun Communities. With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this ethnographic study is exploring the health behavior’s and beliefs among Pashtun communities. The ten month long project will focus on missed populations amongst targeted communities and the factors leading to persistent transmission while identifying key influence channels and actions for behaviour change.