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.
Sep 4, 2012

Project Update - Swat

Patients waiting at the facility
Patients waiting at the facility

A 22 year old young man came to our Bagh- Dheri, Swat Healthcare center on August 24, 2012,  complaining of fever with chills and shivering, vomiting and generalized weakness. Prior to coming to our facility, he had been to other general physicians and had been treated with antibiotics without any resolution of his symptoms. 

On examination he was found to have an enlarged liver and spleen besides a temperature of 102o F. On investigation, he was found to have malaria for which he was given the appropriate anti- malarial medicines with tips on future prevention for himself and his family.  This young man hails from a poor family and he  was  very happy  to finally be  diagnosed correctly and  to be given the treatment free of cost. We are equally happy to have served him in getting better.

The SHINE Humanity-CDRS Healthcare facility in Bagh Dheri completed  one year of services  for  the needy  people of Bagh Dheri and the surrounding mountainous region of Swat, on August 18, 2012. This facility was set up to provide primary care, urgent care and maternity and child care for the disaster affected people of this area with funding from International Development & Relief Foundation  and individual donors who have given directly or via Global Giving. We have served  35,532 beneficiaries during this year. 46 percent of the beneficiaries have been women and 45 percent were children. We are encouraged by this high percentage of female patients which denotes the confidence of the people  of this patriarchal society in our services.

 We would like to thank all our supporters once again  for their generous contributions during the year and we look forward to your continued support for the people of Swat and our other service areas.

Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Young patient treated at the  Swat facility
Young patient treated at the Swat facility
Patient waiting area -Swat
Patient waiting area -Swat
Exterior of Swat Facility
Exterior of Swat Facility

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Jul 31, 2012

An Urgent Appeal for the SHINE Humanity -CDRS Pediatric Ward, Shikarpur

Flood- Relief Medical Camp 2010
Flood- Relief Medical Camp 2010

Appeal for the SHINE Humanity/ CDRS Pediatric Ward in Shikarpur After volunteering with the SHINE Humanity Flood relief team in Shikarpur, Sindh, with her colleague Dr. Sara Khan in early 2011, Dr. Aliya Ali commented about not expecting "mother/child health getting better" soon [Global Giving March 2, 2011; Report]. Most of the cases they saw were women and children. So, with the aim of continuing to serve the children of the disaster affected area of Shikarpur, and with your generous contributions, we were able to transition out of flood-related medical camps and provide support for the Pediatric unit and the SHINE Humanity/ CDRS Pediatric Ward at the R.B.U.T district hospital in Shikarpur, where we are providing quality care for 800-1000 children every month. These children, whose parents cannot afford much, are admitted for a variety of diseases, some minor and others life threatening - diseases ranging from measles, tetanus, malaria, anemia, malnutrition, respiratory infections and an increase in the number of cases of diarrhea with the onset of summer. Now, we are facing a crisis as support from other sources are being withdrawn and the need for continuing our services has grown. We appeal to you once again for helping the sick and needy children of Shikarpur - - $20 will pay for the medical care for 1 child requiring simple treatment at the hospital - $50 will pay for two weeks of nutrient-packed meals and milk to be given to patients discharged from the malnutrition wards - $200 will pay the 30 day salary of one medical technician or pharmacist - $500 will pay for the 30 day salary of one pediatric doctor or nurse trained in neo-natal care - $1,500 will pay for running the wards for a month We ask you to please give generously to help us keep the children's wards running- a recurring donation from you will ensure us of the continuation of services. Thank you so much for your support.

Flood Relief Medical Camp 2010
Flood Relief Medical Camp 2010
SH-CDRS Pediatric Ward
SH-CDRS Pediatric Ward
Mothers with admitted children
Mothers with admitted children
SH-CDRS Pediatric Ward June 2012
SH-CDRS Pediatric Ward June 2012

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Jul 24, 2012

Beneficiary Story- Muniba

Muniba Sultan
Muniba Sultan

On a recent hot day in July, three year old Muniba was brought to our Charsadda outpatient facility by her mother and aunt. Her family could not afford to take her to the private healthcare centers for the treatment she needed. Muniba had diarrhea with blood in the stools, fever and mild dehydration. She was promptly examined by our doctor and started on the medicines she needed and was sent home as soon as she was stable and better. 

Muniba is just one of the many patients who are provided care at our  facilities in Swat, Charsadda and Shikarpur with your support. In May, 6446 beneficiaries received treatment at these facilities, where most patients  came in with  diarrhea, malaria, malnutrition, measles, febrile fits or gastritis.  With the onset of summer we are seeing more of diarrheal diseases at our centers as opposed to respiratory infections which are common in winter.

 In this dire economy, your contributions help us in keeping our doors open for children like Muniba and countless others who are grateful for the services we provide. In turn, we are deeply grateful for your generosity and look forward to your continued support

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