Health & Nutrition

As a basic human right, the concept of health for all is undergoing significant changes, mainly because of technology. Technology and research have helped to find cures for almost all diseases and simultaneously promote healthy living. We help clients adapt to new realities in the health sector. Our research endeavors to find solutions that work for everybody and help achieve SDG 3. We focus on public health training, disease prevention, and control, mother and child health, and health system strengthening.

  • Public Health Management Advisory:

After Covid-19, the global emphasis is on improving public health management. We have has provided advisory services to the federal and provincial health departments based on research. Additionally, in collaboration with the donor and UN agencies, MCTG has prepared public health management advisories for the overall improvement of the public health sector.

  • Disease Prevention and Control:

We provide customized services for the preparation and implementation of disease prevention and control projects. This includes capacity building, systems strengthening, and advocacy to prevent disease outbreaks. We also procures essential drugs and medical equipment for supporting health facilities in offering quality health care services.

  • Reproductive Health and Family Planning:

In the health sector, most of the MV research is on reproductive health and family planning – both vital healthcare interventions in the context of South Asia. We have prepared customized strategies for access to effective reproductive health care for all and at the same time access to safe family planning.

  • Health Systems Strengthening And Reforms:

Strengthening health systems and reforms has been a core competency of MCTG. Our research has contributed significantly to suggesting long-term reforms in the health sector. The strengthening of the health systems is key to ensuring health for all.

  • Health Supply Chains:

As we deeply understand the requirements of an effective health sector, we have been the pioneer supplier for the health sector. We ensure that the health sector gets the latest supplies for providing the best possible health care for all.

  • Integrated Health Services Program Design and Assessment:

Integrated health services are cost-effective and help to reach the most remote areas. We have been involved in the designing of integrated health services. For UNICEF, we have carried out one of the largest integrated health services assessments in Pakistan. In the context of Pakistan’s health sector, the assessment is a groundbreaking addition.

  • Health and Nutrition Research and Surveys:

In the context of Pakistan, nutrition, or rather lack of it is a critical health issue. Our research over the last three years has contributed to the preparation of legislation for the fortification of wheat for improving nutrition across Pakistan.

  • Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health & SRHR:

We work on maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) as crucial aspects of ensuring the well-being and rights of women, children, and families. Our focus is on outlining policy guidelines on providing comprehensive healthcare and support to pregnant women, ensuring safe childbirth, promoting the health and development of newborns, and addressing the health needs of children.

  • Social and Behavior Change for Health:

In the context of social and behavioral change for health (SBCH), we work on developing dynamic and multidisciplinary approaches to promote positive health behaviors and improve health outcomes at the individual, community, and societal levels. We believe that individuals’ behaviors and the social and cultural contexts in which they occur play a significant role in shaping health outcomes. We raise awareness, provide information, and influence attitudes and beliefs to motivate individuals to adopt healthier behaviors.

  • Nutrition:

Our work on nutrition is aimed at promoting good nutrition through education and awareness about healthy eating habits, the importance of a diverse diet, portion control, and the inclusion of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Our research work is focused on access to affordable and nutritious food, especially for vulnerable populations. We have extensively worked on reducing malnutrition, stunting, and micronutrient deficiencies in children and women of Pakistan.