SHINE Humanity

Mission: SHINE Humanity's mission is to provide compassionate and sustainable preventive and primary healthcare to the underserved by collaborating with key partners. Goal SHINE Humanity's goal is to improve the health status of underprivileged and crisis-stricken communities by providing support for: Sustainable, affordable, and quality healthcare services. Under-funded and/or damaged public healthcare infrastructure. Staffing, resource, and management gaps in the healthcare system. Comprehensive training and public education campaigns. Communities to manage and fund their own long-term healthcare needs.
Jun 18, 2012

Beneficiary Story - Shah Bibi

12 year old Shah Bibi
12 year old Shah Bibi

12 year old Shah Bibi, from Kalakot, was admitted to SHINE Humanity’s urgent care facility on June 13, with fever, diarrhea and vomiting and was found to be lethargic and dehydrated due to acute gastro-enteritis. She recovered soon after administration of intravenous fluids and other necessary medications. She was sent home with instructions to continue antibiotics and  oral rehydration salts.

Shah Bibi is just one of the total of  4000- 5000 patients that are seen monthly at the Shikarpur, Bagh-Dhere [Swat] and Charsadda clinics. All medicines are provided free of cost to the patients who belong to  lower socio-economic backgrounds and reside  in the flood-affected areas where  SHINE Humanity  continues to serve in partnership with Comprehensive Disaster Response Services [CDRS]

We would to thank GlobalGiving and all our supporters for their contributions and ask for you to continue to help these victims of the floods who are still suffering from the impact of the 2010 and 2011 floods. Thank You.

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Jun 18, 2012

Update: The SH / CDRS Pediatric Ward, Shikarpur

Child admitted at Pediatric Ward - Shikarpur
Child admitted at Pediatric Ward - Shikarpur

Update from :  The SHINE Humanity / CDRS Pediatric Center and the Civil Hospital Pediatric Ward  in Shikarpur, Sindh

The  SHINE Humanity / CDRS Pediatric Ward in Shikarpur, Sindh was established on October 1st 2010,  and this ward along with  the Civil Hospital Pediatric Ward  have been supported by the generous donations of SHINE Humanity and Global Giving supporters  since the times of the great floods in 2010.

About 800 to a 1000 pediatric patients are treated  at these two  wards every month.1813 children were provided care during March and April of this year. 47.55 percent of the patients were girls and 52.45 percent  were boys under the age of 14. Daily  patient data are maintained at this facility and reported to CDRS and SHINE every  month. 

After  a recent  monitoring visit,CDRS manager Abaid, reported most of the admitted children were suffering from Diarrhea, Malaria, Malnutrition, Measles and  Febrile Fits and  they were being ably  treated  by the doctor and staff appointed for these wards. Funding from our supporters helps pay for the doctor, staff and medicines which are provided free of cost to the patients. But there is a need for more medicines and other supplies to help in the continued management of these children.

We would like to say thank  you again to all our supporters  and to GlobalGiving  for their contributions. We look forward to your continued support in helping us provide the necessary care for the sick  and needy children of Shikarpur.

Young Boy admitted at Pediatric Ward -Shikarpur
Young Boy admitted at Pediatric Ward -Shikarpur
Father and Child, Pediatric ward -Shikarpur,Sindh
Father and Child, Pediatric ward -Shikarpur,Sindh
Pediatric ward - Shikarpur,Sindh
Pediatric ward - Shikarpur,Sindh

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Apr 4, 2012

Help us help children like Ab Ghafoor and Manahil

Manahil with her mother
Manahil with her mother

As in many developing countries, maternal and child health issues are some of the commonest cases we deal with at the Shikarpur, Charsadda and Swat facilities served by SHINE Humanity and its affiliate, Comprehensive Disaster Response Services [CDRS]. Around 15000 beneficiaries have been provided medical care during the first quarter of this year. Between 80-90 percent of these beneficiaries have been women and children. 

During these winter months, the medical and paramedical staff  at these facilities have dealt with a surge in the cases of respiratory tract ailments and have provided the patients with medications, oxygen and nebulization as needed. One of the patients at the Pediatric ward in Shikarpur  was 6 month old Ab Ghafoor, who came to this facility on the 27th of February, with a high fever and symptoms of a respiratory tract infection. She was treated for her symptoms and sent home after her condition improved. Ab’s family home was damaged during the floods in 2010 and her father earns about $2.20 per day at a Tandoor [bread-making site], hardly enough for a family of 12 that he supports. Ab’s family decided to bring her to this facility  as they live nearby and knew they would get free, quality care. 

Two-year old Manahil’s family lives under similar constrained circumstances and she was brought to the Charsadda facility that is supported with funding from individual donors, Global Giving and IDRF. Manahil [photographed with her mother] has asthma and the  free medical care she gets at this facility helps ease the burden on her family. 

We are very grateful for all our contributors who help us in caring for these and numerous others. Our funds are running low and we look forward to your continued support in the coming months. Thank you for all your help. 

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