Farid Midhet Country Director, Jhpiego, addressing a ceremony to mark the occasion here on Wednesday said MCHIP
began its operations in February 2013 and continued to work in 16 districts of Sindh until December 2017.
After 5 years of successful implementation of the program, the Jhpiego led MCHIP
handed over the 4 Mobile Service Units (MSUs) to Population Welfare Department and 8 monitoring vehicles to Department of Health of Sindh, in an event held in Karachi on 20th of March 2018.
Mothers, community midwives and lady health workers, female physicians and gynecologists as well as public health officials appreciated the efforts of MCHIP
of the Jhpiego Pakistan for saving hundreds of lives of mothers during childbirth, infants and children under the age of five and preventing diseases by vaccinating thousands of children in the selected districts of Sindh during last five years.
secured CHX from Nepal in the absence of local production to supply in the districts, developed a distribution strategy with the health ministry and began CHX distribution through health workers in the community and healthcare facilities.
'Due to the capacity building and training provided by the MCHIP
specialists and experts to us, infection rate at the labour rooms at the public and private hospitals has been brought down to five from 30 percent, which has saved hundreds of lives of mothers and infants throughout Sindh during last five years', Dr.
Districts covered under MCHIP
included Dadu, Khairpur, Thatta/ Sujawal/, Tando Allahyar, Tharparkar, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Ghotki, Larkana, Naushehro Feroze, Sanghar, Matiari, Mirpurkhas and Umerkot.
Districts covered under MCHIP
included Dadu, Khairpur, Thatta/Sujawal/, Tando Allahyar, Tharparkar, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Ghotki, Larkana, Naushehro Feroze, Sanghar, Matiari, Mirpurkhas and Umerkot.
Smagala et al., "MChip
: a tool for influenza surveillance," Analytical Chemistry, vol.
The technology, developed in collaboration with OPKO Diagnostics and called mChip
, performs all essential enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) functions, and produces results within 15 min--10 times faster than clinical benchtop ELISA diagnostics.
device, which stands for mobile microfluidic chip for immunoassay on protein markers, returned diagnoses with 100 percent specificity and 99 percent sensitivity--about as accurate as Laboratory-based ELISA kits, according to results published Jan.17 online ahead-of-print in the journal Clinical Chemistry.
We designed a handheld device, which we call the mobile microfluidic chip for immunoassay on protein markers (mChip
) device, that captures the essential functions of ELISA as performed by pipetting robots, microplate readers, desktop computers, and communication hardware, all without the need for grid-based power and at sufficiently low cost and energy consumption to be suitable for resource-limited settings (Fig.
US scientists reported how the "mChip
" was successfully used to test for HIV and syphilis in Rwanda.