Dr. Muhammad Sami Iqbal, Dr. Shahzad Ali Khan, Dr. Asmara Rasheed, Mr. Shoaib Sultan Kayani
Background: Essential healthcare was made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community by the means acceptable to them through their full participation and at a cost that the community and country could afford. For achieving the set goals of the Primary Health Care (PHC) components the adequate availability of the required well motivated, properly trained and skilled health workforce was essential. It has recently been reported that World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a revival of Primary Health Care . A number of authors have emphasized over quality improvement and recommend the devising strategies to improve training and education of the health professionals. It was suggested by them that primary health care workers should be discussed at the policy level and must be considered on priority level. Methods: A qualitative Study was conducted. The phenomenological approach was used. Twelve in-depth interviews and six focus group discussions were conducted. Detailed feedback from the outreach health workers was obtained, analyzed and the result was interpreted. Results: Most of the health workers don’t have any issue regarding pay and other allowances. The main issues for the health workers are security threats. Most of the staff is not working according to their job description due to less number of workers in District Sherani. The supply of medicines in the outreach area is in demand and is not delivered timely. However, supply of vaccines is always timely and with maintaining the cold chain. The supervision of Senior Health Managers is Supportive and Monitoring of Administration is also helpful. Conclusion: From all the above study, it can be concluded that outreach health workers are an integral part of human resource for health, which is ultimately a basic building block of a health system. No health system can be successful without the proper functioning of these outreach health workers.