About Usman Raza
Physician with Masters in Health Policy & Management (Harvard University) under Fulbright scholarship. Currently working as Program Officer HIV at The Global Fund's Principal Recipient in Pakistan. Experience in teaching public health and managing health development projects in Pakistan. Holds special interest in Health Information Technology and Health Care Quality.
Role(s) / Profession(s)
- Healthcare Employee
- Program Officer
National AIDS Control Programme, Pakistan
Website: http://nacp.gov.pk/ Type: Government Country: Pakistan About: National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) was established in 1986-87 with a focus on diagnosis of cases that came to hospitals, but progressively began to shift towards a community focus. Its objectives are the prevention of HIV transmission, safe blood transfusions, reduction of STD transmission, establishment of surveillance, training of health staff, research and behavioural studies, and development of programme management. Subsequently, in 1994, the program was brought under the multi-donor financed Social Action Program with a more pragmatic agenda including information education, blood screening and establishing provincial implementation units. The program is now implemented through federal and provincial implementation units. The government’s commitment is reflected by the fact that about 80% of all expenditures on HIV & AIDS has been financed by the Government of Pakistan (GoP). In 1999 - 2000, GoP with the assistance of UNAIDS and other development partners undertook a strategic planning exercise with input from all stakeholders. The framework envisages multi-sectoral response and development of partnerships and collective action, essential for decreasing the vulnerability of Pakistan’s population. The GoP is committed to expand its response to HIV & AIDS by translating the Strategic framework through this donor-financed enhanced program. The Enhanced HIV & AIDS Control Program is being implemented at Federal Level under Enhanced HIV & AIDS Control Programme (Federal Component).
Prime Foundation Pakistan
Website: http://www.prime.edu.pk/prime/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: Pakistan About: Prime Foundation Pakistan is a registered charity organization working for the improvement of health, education and research in the country.
Hi Ariella. Rather delayed reply due to travelling. But you asked very pertinent questions, some of which might help us improve the dashboard. I've tried to answer below. Two key output indicators of these sites (and our project) are the number of PLHIV and family members receiving services. We can't ...
Usman Raza started a discussion "Fwd: FW: GSMA mWomen Innovation Fund: launch of grants for NGOs". in the Health IT community.
This might be of interest to some... Regards, Usman Raza Guest Moderator, GHDonline.org ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: *mWomen Grants* Date: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 8:43 AM Subject: GSMA mWomen Innovation Fund: launch of grants for NGOs To: Cc: **** Dear all, **** The GSMA mWomen Programme **** **** ...
Usman Raza replied to "Anyone can create SMS apps, even for non-smart phones" in the Health IT community.
Thank you Kira. This sounds potentially very useful. Do you have any current/previous examples of implementing this tool for: - Assessing health service quality (through patients) - As an advanced form of pill reminder, which records the response if the patient did take the medicine? (I'm thinking about treatment adherence ...
We would like to thank Ali for his participation in this Member Spotlight. It has been a very interesting week with the discussion covering a number of mHealth issues. Use of telemedicine and the inherent challenge of quality of patient interaction, use of SMS for improving the various aspects of ...
Dear members, We're happy to have Ali Habib, CEO of Interactive Health Solutions (IHS) and previously Director of Informatics at Interactive Research and Development (IRD) in Pakistan. He, along with others at IRD, have implemented multiple mobile information systems as well as instances of OpenMRS for Tuberculosis and other diseases. ...