Pakistan

Integrating Human-Centered Design in a Multidisciplinary Effort to Address Provider Bias: The Beyond Bias Experience

Human-centered design (HCD) is increasingly being applied in global health programs, but its application varies widely across projects, and its documentation is limited. With an aim to expand the knowledge base, the Beyond Bias project has documented, in a three-part series, its experience using HCD in a multidisciplinary approach to develop effective, scalable adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive health interventions.

This resource center is part of Noora Health, which works in Pakistan and Bangladesh collaborating with health systems and governments in implementing the Care Companion Program to provide high-impact medical skills training, positioning family members as the cornerstone of recovery in facilities and at home.

India's first female comic superhero Priya, a gang-rape survivor who earlier campaigned against rape, acid attack and sex trafficking, is back to fight disinformation around the Covid-19 pandemic.

In Priya's Mask, due to be launched on 2 December, the comic crusader joins hands with Jiya, the "Burka Avenger", a popular character from a Pakistani cartoon show, as the two go about trying to tackle the pandemic - and also the "infodemic", a major proliferation in fake news surrounding the coronavirus.

From 2014-2018, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) led the Health Communication Component (HCC) in Pakistan, an initiative that worked to improve maternal, newborn and child health and family planning in the country’s southeastern Sindh province.

This video was created to encourage co-workers to talk to one another about adhering to COVID-19 precautions. JHU CCP Pakistan is facilitating the Labor Standards Programme of GIZ Pakistan in its behavior change efforts focused on industrial workers, particularly those working in the textile sector. The well-known characters of Billo and Dhiloo, who have been featured in other videos educating the workers on other work safety topics,are back with important information regarding COVID-19.

After Corona was declared as a pandemic by WHO, multiple government agencies, development agencies, and departments needed technically accurate materials for their relevant contexts. Department for Labor and Human Resource, Government of Punjab needed something immediate for industrial workers in large scale manufacturing settings particularly the textile sector which alone employs millions of workers.

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