Rural Health Programme
CHS has been engaged in research activities in Thatta district since the year 2000. Benefitting from this experience, since July 2018, CHS embarked on an initiative to establish a Rural Health Programme (RHP) in Thatta district. The aim is to work with all the partners working directly or indirectly on health, taking an opportunity to establish an evidenced based programme that empowers communities and strengthens the health system of Thatta, to improve health status of the vulnerable population. Despite being located only 100 kilometers from Karachi, Thatta's health indicators show poor performance. The health system is weak and being a predominently rural district, a majority of the population faces issues of access to healthcare. Women and children are amongst the vulnerable groups.