Thematic Area:     Education, Health and Nutrition

 Project Period:     July 2020 to March 2021

 Donor Agency:     State Life Incorporation Pakistan

 Project Locations: Islamabad Capital Territory, Rawalpindi and Attock

 Project Goal:   Distribution of Sehat Sahulat Cards among the vulnerable and marginalized community members in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Attock

 Project Objective 1. Community Mobilization for Health Card Distribution.

Project Objective 2. Enrollment of beneficiaries in State Life Corporation date base; and

Project Objective 3. Spreading awareness about the efficient use of Sehat Sahulat Cards.

Project Background

Millions of people are pushed into extreme poverty due to health care expenditures across the globe. The government of Pakistan has made universal health coverage (UHC) a priority in its health sector reforms. To achieve its UHC goals, a landmark social health protection initiative of Sehat Sahulat Programme (SSP) has been started by the federal government and the participating provincial and regional governments. The programme aims at providing free of cost health insurance initially to families living below the poverty line and subsequently to the remaining families.

The covered population includes vulnerable and marginalized groups, including persons with disabilities (PWDs) and trans-gender (TG) communities, which have previously been ignored by health policy makers. Qaumi Sehat Card, Sehat Insaf Card and Sehat Card Plus are the brand names for health cards being provided by Sehat Sahulat Programme to target families in the Punjab, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), Tharparker, Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), respectively.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Tharparker district in Sindh are the programme areas where all permanent resident families, according to NADRA records, have been provided the health cards. In these districts, more than 8 million permanent resident families (43 million lives) are covered for universal health insurance coverage. In the Punjab, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) the programme is so far covering 6 million families (32 million lives) living below the poverty line.

Key Accomplishments in terms of results, outcomes including outreach (in bulleted form)

The project aimed to identify the beneficiaries for distribution of Sehat Sahulat Card and mobilize the community for efficient use of the Sehat Sahulat Cards.

  • In Islamabad, HUJRA Village Support Organization reached 10299 beneficiaries.
  • In Rawalpindi total number of 40375 cards were distributed between beneficiaries.
  • while in Attock, 14956 Sehat Sahulat Cards were distributed by HUJRA Village Support Organization among different beneficiaries.