Improving Basic Health Services through People’s Primary Healthcare Initiative (PPHI) in Quetta, Balochistan


  • Hafsa Karim
  • Dr. Mumtaz Ali Baloch


PPHI, Maternal Health, Beneficiaries; Satisfaction; Quetta, Balochistan


People’s Primary Heath care Initiative (PPHI) is working in 30 districts
of Balochistan. The present study examined the major Primary Health
Care Services, provided by People’s Primary Heath care Initiative
(PPHI) to community people, in Quetta district of Balochistan. The
required data was collected through questionnaire, from 100 beneficiary
households randomly. Additional information was gathered through key
informants and focused group discussions. The data was analyzed by
using frequency distributions and percentages through Statistical
Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings of the study revealed
that almost all respondents availed the services on physical examination,
tetanus vaccination and prenatal medication. PPHI has played an
important role to control polio and measles cases in the study area. The
highest majority of women were satisfied with the aforementioned
services. However, the unavailability of delivery homes, lake of
transportation and emergency facilities were noted to be the major
drawbacks in PPHI’s Basic Health Units. Illiteracy and poverty entailed
with over-population have jolted people in the study area. To effectively
intervene the communities, PPHI needs to establish delivery homes in the
Basic Health Units; provide emergency services 24 hours including
sufficient medicines and the transportation facilities.

Author Biographies

Hafsa Karim

Scholar of UOB 

Dr. Mumtaz Ali Baloch

Assistant Professor in Social Science


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