“The model was pilot tested from 1989 to 1992 in four topographically and culturally diverse areas of Pakistan from mountains of NWFP through hills and planes of Punjab to deserts of Sindh.
AAP KI SEHAT launched its first ever Primary Health Care project in 1989 as pilot project with 16,357 people living in 2,200 households of 15 villages at four places Mardan, Murree, Sahiwal and Badin.
Now AAP KI SEHAT is governed by a Board of Directors in Pakistan, since it is registered with SECP, who is responsible for all its endeavors, supports and decisions. Members AAP KI SEHAT Board of Directors convened four times in a years and when it is required by the circumstance.
Nevertheless, there was a lot to learn and more to attain to enrich our archives of experiences, and fortunately during its toiling of 24 years, AAP KI SEHAT has mounted up tremendous experiences.
AAP KI SEHAT has clear policy of graduation of units out of active financial support, which is the premise of the program, all those units which were on AAP KI SEHAT financial support for three years or more, have been graduated out. The finances so spared will be used to include new communities waiting for technical and social guidance to improve their life style. So far 108 units at all locations with population of 333,545 residing in 54,269 households of 462 villages have been graduated out of program and two of the AAP KI SEHAT Regions, Murree and Badin, have been closed down temporarily due to financial constraints. Now AAP KI SEHAT is working with 18 units and out of which 12 units are operational and 6 in the process of inclusion making the total 18.
AAP KI SEHAT also worked as partner NGO with Agha Khan University in implementing TAWANA Pakistan Project in district Muzafargarh and Dera Ghazi Khan. AAP KI SEHAT served 37,400 school children alomg their parents in Tawana Pakistan project in both districts. The main thrust of interventions was on Primary Knowledge of nutrition, balanced diet, its relation to health (weight height), female-child education, management of feeding, teamwork, collective decision making, and participatory monitoring.
AAP KI SEHAT also implemented 32 units serving population of 78,000 for NCHD and 7 units for HDF serving popultion of 14,437 for AAP KI SEHAT PHC and community development model.”