Association for Community Development (ACD) is a non-governmental humanitarian organization registered in Pakistan with The Registrar Joint Stock Companies and Societies, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the societies Act XXI of 1860.
The core team working with ACD has experience of health project implementation since 1986 with the Italian Cooperation for Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, republic of Italy, Helath Net International, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and Project Directorate of Health for Afghan Refugees.
The aim of the society is “to improve preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health services for the local and refugee population in Pakistan, regardless of race, religion or political affiliations. ACD believes that everyone has a right to essential health care including care for the infectious diseases like TB and Malaria. To achieve this, we work with national health ministries and other stakeholders to establish effective health services and systems. We provide technical support, train medical staff, improve infra-structure of laboratories, and implement health education and awareness programmes. To a limited extent ACD has also responded to natural disasters occurring in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa during the previous years. ACD has achieved significant results in strengthening health management information systems, building the capacity of mid and low-level health professionals, working with village health committees, general communities, key advocates, media representatives and volunteers advocating for improved health, increase community awareness of health issues, promoting health seeking behavior and ensuring provision of quality basic health care.