Alight Pakistan held a meeting with Dr. Zafar Mirza, former minister of health, on 4th September, 2022. The objective was to build a working relationship between Alight, Doctors Worldwide (DWW), health experts and other health-focused organizations that are providing humanitarian and expert medical assistance as they respond to the floods.
In a disaster of this magnitude, with local health systems overwhelmed, critical infrastructure destroyed, and health challenges mounting due to the combined effect of water-borne diseases and malnutrition, response effectiveness requires continuous information updates, sharing and a strong operational structure.
Dr. Zafar Mirza stressed on coordination, efficiency, effectiveness and rapid assistance. A continuous monitoring of the health challenges, and provision of solutions is needed. Rapid action is needed to prevent a worsening of health conditions.
It was decided that all organizations and experts will join forces to provide an effective response. The arrangements for these partnerships need to be worked out and implemented.