Sometimes a little nudge, a push in the right direction can change lives;
Cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. It is the most common cause of blindness worldwide and is conventionally treated with surgery
Globally, cataracts cause moderate to severe disability in 53.8 million (2004), 52.2 million of whom are in low and middle income countries.
In many countries, surgical services are inadequate, and cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness. Even where surgical services are available, low vision associated with cataracts may still be prevalent as a result of long waits for, and barriers to, surgery, such as cost, lack of information and transportation problems.
We at Fatima Memorial Hospital perform these procedures free of costs for patients who cannot afford it but we need your support.
We are in the position to improve the lives of many but it can only be possible with your help. Due to financial constraints it is very difficult for us to provide free treatment to a lot of patients.
Today it is our responsibility to help those in need because not everyone has the same opportunities that we might have.
So please support us in our mission to bring light to the ones who deserve it the most.
Proper diet is essential for a healthier life; there are many families living in this country that cannot provide proper food to their children or to themselves.
Countless children across Pakistan are affected by different diseases due to poor nutrition or non availability of food every year. Childhood is an age when every part of the body needs to be nourished for a better tomorrow both mentally and physically.
However, lack of nutrition and poor diet can cause low IQ, stunted growth and mental disorders.
The World Health Organization through the Millennium Development Goal 4 has recognized that improved nutrition is crucial in reducing the under-5-years mortality, especially in the developing countries.In Pakistan, 33.03% (CI= 27.96-38.54) of children under the age of 5 are underweight, 53.38% of the children are stunted and wasting has been reported in 11.52% of the children,which clearly shows that the nutritional status in this country is poor. (Journal of Pakistan Medical Association)
NUR Foundation and Fatima Memorial Hospital started providing food to all 1850 students studying in NUR Foundation Schools. These children are from underprivileged areas and their families can’t even provide them one meal a day due to financial constraints.
NUR Food bank wants to provide the food to all its children on daily basis. But due to financial constraints and poor economic conditions it is very difficult for us to manage all this on daily basis. We need your support to continue to provide healthy food to all children on daily basis.
Each year during the Islamic Month Ramadan, Muslims across the globe fast from sunrise to sunset for the whole month.
During the blessed month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice - Ramadan is much more than just not eating and drinking.
This month is supposed to a month of reflection, a time to analyze and be thankful for the bounties bestowed upon us and most importantly help those around us.
However, life goes on and there are many who are admitted at Fatima Memorial Hospital for medical treatment and many receive clinical care without any charges.
It has always been tradition at Fatima Memorial Hospital to provide meals for to all the patient families who are present at the hospital (FMH) during Ramadan. The patients admitted at the hospital and their families can’t bear the extra costs and for us they are our guests and to be cared for.
However, with each passing year the patient number grows, costs rise and it is becoming difficult to continue with our tradition.
Today, we ask for your help to continue with our traditions set 37 years ago.