Research

research

With a strong emphasis on innovation and research, The Indus Hospital established a successful partnership with Interactive Research and Development (IRD), a non-profit research and service organization committed to save lives through improvements in global health. The Indus Hospital and IRD established the joint Indus Hospital Research Center (IHRC) for targeted efforts focused towards improving health in underprivileged communities and low-income households.

Projects Running Under TIHRC

Pehla Qadam: A Clubfoot Care Program

Programmatic management of clubfoot started at The Indus Hospital in August 2011, in collaboration with the Department of Orthopedics at The Indus Hospital and funded by the Amer Haider Charitable Foundation

DIV – Do No Harm Project

The Do No Harm project is a USAID funded intervention aiming to find sustainable solutions to the issue of health care associated infections, as well as to integrate safety practices into the daily work of clinical areas and improve the culture that drives safety attitudes. This project was initiated in July 2012 in collaboration with Interactive Research and Development and the John Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

eIMCI – Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses

The eIMCI project funded by the Habib Bank Limited Foundation is aimed at adapting and implementing an
expanded version of the World Health Organization recommended Integrated Management of Childhood
Illnesses (IMCI) strategy at The Indus Hospital. This approach aims to screen all children presenting as outpatients
To the hospital Using a standard Screening tool. To address acute And non Acute problems in children up to 14 years of age, thus streamlining both identification and management of the common problems of childhood. The tool is administered by health workers, who underwent extensive 11 day training, organized by Child Survival Program, Government of Sindh, in collaboration with National Maternal Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) Program. Since Start in November 2013, an average of 50 children is being screened daily.