Human Development Foundation (HDF)

Human Development Foundation "Fighting Poverty by Helping People Help Themselves" For the past 15 years HDF has been fighting extreme poverty through a unique holistic model of development focused on lasting change. The cornerstone of HDF's efforts is our commitment to working directly with communities through our social mobilization program. In this, HDF facilitates the formation of democratic community organizations which empower individuals to have a say in the decisions that affect them.
Oct 15, 2014

Meet Amina and Her Twin Babies


This is the story of a young lady named Amina, who lives in the village Shehbaz Kali in Mardan. Three months ago, she gave birth to twin babies (1 male and I female). Her babies were born 2 months premature. Her labor began at home, and the 1st baby was delivered at home. The 2nd baby arrived 2 hours later, but was stuck in breech position. An rescue team rushed Amina over to HDF’s CHC in Mardan, where a Lady Doctor and Lady Health Visitor delivered the baby, who was fully cyanosed and near death. The baby was resuscitated, and both babies were shifted to a government hospital for incubation care. HDF’s labor room has helped complicated cases like Amina’s be treated either at the health clinic or they are referred to a tertiary care hospital in Mardan. Now, both babies and Amina are healthy!


Some preventative and curative services at the Mardan CHC include:
Health Education
Antenatal and Postnatal checkups
Growth monitoring
Vaccination for women and children


Some impressive achievements of this CHC include:
99% children in CHC Mardan area are immunized
98% Women of Reproductive Ages are fully immunized for TT
100% deliveries are attended by Skilled Health Personnel
100% children under 5 are monitored on monthly basis for their growth

Jul 17, 2014

A Labor Ward in HDF's Health Center

Patient receiving antenatal care at the CHC
Patient receiving antenatal care at the CHC

HDF's Community Health Center (CHC) in Karolwar village, Lahore now has a much needed labor room, providing ultrasound services, an equipped observation room, and patient examination room. In addition to this, 347 Antenatal Exams were conducted, and 2,547 women of reproductive ages were immunized were fully immunized.

 

Medical camps and educational seminars were held to educate mothers about vaccinating their children. 80% of immunization refusal cases were educated and agreed to receive TT and EPI vaccinations. Approximately 600 children have received immunization or vaccination services from this health center this year.  Almost 2,000 children have received growth monitoring, and a Supplement Camp was held to routinely administer various multivitamins to pregnant ladies and nursing mothers. De-worming medications were given to malnourished children ranging from six months to ten years.

Apr 30, 2014

HDF Maternal & Child Healthcare in Swat Valley

To address the lack of access to basic health services for community members, HDF’s work in Swat Valley Pakistan enables the delivery of a preventative and curative interventions for mothers and children. According to UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Report on Pakistan (2008), 100 of every 1,000 children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province die before their fifth birthday. Many of these children die due to preventable diseases like diarrhea; pneumonia; acute respiratory infections; water-borne illnesses; malaria and skin infections.

During the health seminars and household visits, children – especially in rural areas – receive immunizations and de-worming medications. Mothers are counseled and trained on caring for their newborns, basic hygiene skills, and on how to identify and treat diseases like pneumonia and diarrhea.



Since the beginning of 2014, the following activities and achievements have taken place:

  • 1,844 households were visited by Lady Health Workers
  • 531 Antenatal Checkups were conducted
  • 31 Post-Natal Exams were conducted
  • 1,677 children under the age of 5 were monitored for growth
  • 821 children were fully immunized
  • 2,774 women of reproductive ages were immunized for TT
  • 31 babies were delivered
  • 6 community health seminars for mothers and children took place


Social mobilization activities ensure that vaccination campaigns reach out to eligible children that are immunized against preventable, life-threatening diseases. HDF continues its dedicated efforts in comprehensive healthcare to assist community-based basic maternal, neonatal and child health services.

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