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Research

Impact report 2022

Dr. Samaa Akhtar wrote this report under Dr. Faisal Cheema and Farhan Ahmad’s patronage. Dr. Faisal Cheema, MD is the Chair of the Research Advisory Board at PCHF. He is also the Director of Research at HCA Research Institute and Associate Professor of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, UH College of Medicine, USA

This report provides an overview of the impact of partnerships with health-based NGOs in Pakistan. These include partnerships for

(i) the exchange of resources (ii) for financing and (iii)for capacity building. We emphasize the need for value-based CHD health systems, as illustrated through PCHF’s key performance indicators for the financial year 2021. Concluding with recommendations for future CHD health system strengthening.

PCHF’s publication in Harvard Public Health Review (HPHR): 

HPHR Edition 32: Surgery and Public Health 
Interorganizational Collaborations and Improving Surgical Access to Pediatric Cardiac Care in Pakistan: an NGO’s Perspective 
By: Dr. Samaa Akhtar  

Read the complete article on Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health’s journal page here:  

Edition 32 – Interorganizational Collaborations and Improving Surgical Access to Pediatric Cardiac Care in Pakistan: an NGO’s Perspective

ISSUE-1 BY Dr. SAMAA AKHTAR
IN-PATIENT CARE: THE TOTAL NUMBER OF SURGERIES AND INTERVENTIONS PER ANNUM IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
ISSUE-2 BY Dr. SAMAA AKHTAR
IN-PATIENT CARE: THE SPECTRUM OF CONGENITAL HEART DISEASES AT PAKISTAN CHILDREN’S HEART FOUNDATION IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
ISSUE-3 BY Dr. SAMAA AKHTAR
IN-PATIENT CARE: THE DISTRIBUTION OF PATIENTS ACCORDING TO AGE GROUP IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
ISSUE-4 BY Dr. SAMAA AKHTAR
IN-PATIENT CARE: GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF PATIENTS BY PROVINCE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
ISSUE-5 BY Dr. SAMAA AKHTAR
IN-PATIENT CARE: FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION OF PAEDIATRIC CONGENITAL CARDIOVASCULAR PROCEDURES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
ISSUE-6 BY Dr. SAMAA AKHTAR
IN-PATIENT CARE: 5 YEAR OBSERVED AND UNADJUSTED MORTALITY RATES