Evaluation of the Hepatitis C Strategy in MSF's Project in Karachi, Pakistan
As of 2020, there were an estimated 57 million people chronically infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV) globally, with around 10% of these living in Pakistan. OCB has run an HCV project in Machar Colony Karachi since 2015. In 2020, the strategy for 2021-2024 was revised to build on the success and capitalize on earlier experience. This evaluation was conducted with the purpose to reflect and take stock of this revised strategic direction and the likelihood of its success within the given context. It showed a systematic and thorough process of needs assessment, project planning, monitoring and adaptive management was noted within both the direct fields of interventions, in Machar Colony and Baldia. However, there is lack of consistent understanding and planning of how the results achieved in these sites can be utilised to create a bigger systemic change and health impact. Recommendations for both sites covered areas such as effectiveness of project activities, sustainability of impact, capacity building, catalytic objectives, advocacy strategies and operational research. Download and read the full report below.