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Name: CHENAB DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION
Street 1: House 431 , West Service Road I-8/2 Islamabad.
Street 2:
City: Islamabad
Province: PUNJAB
Post Code: 46000
Country: Pakistan
Phone: 92 51 4860974
Email: info@cdf.org.pk
Web Site: http://www.cdf.org.pk/

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Asim
Last Name: Naveed
Title: Senior Program Manager
Email: asim@cdf.org.pk
Phone: 92 301 8500466

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Khurram
Last Name: Aziz
Title: Head
Email: khurramaziz@cdf.org.pk
Phone: 92 301 8500464

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: National
Organization Description:
Chenab Development Foundation (CDF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 on 9 March 2009. However, it started work as Community-Based Organization (CBO) in 1999. The registration number of the organization is RP/4825/L/S/09/1106.

Chenab Development Foundation (CDF) contributes towards the social, economic and infrastructure development of marginalized communities through people centric bottom-up approach. With a strong focus on sustainable participatory development, CDF implements its interventions through synthesizing the role of primary and public service providers (various tiers of Government), civil society, and local communities in the pursuit of holistic and integrated development. Social mobilization of targeted communities forms the basis of all CDF interventions.
CDF undertakes community development activities including; issue-based advocacy, need-based training, community physical infrastructure development, improving health and educational facilities and micro credit support to communities in an integrated package aimed at enhancing productive skills and ensuring access to financial services for improved livelihoods. CDF seeks to graduate its beneficiaries from extreme poverty and help realize their vast individual potential for sustainable livelihoods.
Health:
Availability of specialized medical professionals has always remained an issue in the rural areas of Pakistan. Whatever the reasons behind it, CDF realizing the importance of this issue has adopted an innovative approach based on technological advancement in medical and telecommunication field to overcome this issue.
The foundation has launched a VSAT fitted mobile medical clinic as a pilot intervention in collaboration with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF). This mobile medical clinic has state of the art tele-medicine equipment that allows remote patient observation and monitoring via satellite link. The specialist doctors of DOW Medical University Hospital,
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 51 - 99
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? $10,001-$25,000
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: World TB Day
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Technical assistance and advice
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Health:
Availability of specialized medical professionals has always remained an issue in the rural areas of Pakistan. Whatever the reasons behind it, CDF realizing the importance of this issue has adopted an innovative approach based on technological advancement in medical and telecommunication field to overcome this issue.
The foundation has launched a VSAT fitted mobile medical clinic as a pilot intervention in collaboration with Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF). This mobile medical clinic has state of the art tele-medicine equipment that allows remote patient observation and monitoring via satellite link. The specialist doctors of DOW Medical University Hospital, Karachi are linked to the mobile medical clinic where they can carry out medical examination of poor patients that normally cannot afford to visit specialist doctors in big cities.
The doctor directly interacts with the patients and gets remote observation through sensitive e-medicine equipment such as Ultra Sound, ECG, skin examination, ear/nose/throat and eye observation, electronic stethoscope, blood pressure, glucose level, blood tests slides through electronic microscope and live IT based web camera. Paramedic staff is stationed in the van to operate this equipment and support the examination of the doctor; patient also interacts with the doctor through microphone and headphones.
The record of the patient is maintained in a web-based Electronic Medical Record system and patients can access the helpline of the project to provide feedback on the treatment and seek follow-up from the specialist doctor. Above all, medicine is also provided to the patient and in case of serious illness the mobile clinic becomes an ambulance to transfer the patient to nearby hospital where the specialist can interact with the local doctors on duty to facilitate the medical treatment.
Beside this CDF is also helping poor people by providing quality health care facilities in District Layyah. In those Government hospitals which lack most basic health facilities, CDF has initiated crucial healthcare interventions. It is providing medicines and other missing health facilities in the Basic Health Units (BHUs) in 6 Union Councils of District Layyah.
So far, 1069 patients are attended during medical camps in District Layyah. 62 LHWs have been given trainings in 16 Union Councils of District Layyah. 6 BHUs are providing with missing facilities in the following 6 Union Councils.
During our medical camps we found people suffering from tuberculosis are unaware of the fact that disease is curable. CDF is willing to create awareness among people through its social mobilization project that TB is curable. CDF has ability to serve as a bridge between TB patients in remote areas (which are lack of quality healthcare facilities) and major cities of Pakistan (which are rich in quality healthcare facilities
 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Pakistan
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: South East Asian
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Pakistan

Specializations

Advocacy
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Advocacy Pakistan
Technical Assistance Pakistan

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Through Social Mobilization we have a plan to create awareness among community organizations that TB is curable. It is not a spiritual curse. through our tele-medicine van we will act as a bridge between highly qualified doctors and TB patients in order to eliminate the disease. For more detail over tele-medicine visit our websit www,cdf.org.pk.

Laboratory Strengthening:
CDF is already engaged in strengthening Basic Health Units in remote areas of Pakistan. CDF has plans to provide missing facilities regarding TB in BHUs.

Declaration

Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: September 8, 2012
Last updated: July 19, 2013