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.
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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Apr 2, 2012

Continuing Help for the The Flood Victims

While the flood waters have receded,  and the seasons have changed, and many of the  flood victims have gone on to settle into their new lives after the devastating floods of 2010 and 2011 , we continue to see a need for our healthcare services in the flood affected areas of Charsadda, Swat and Shikarpur where SHINE Humanity has  been serving with its affiliate, Comprehensive Disaster Response Services [CDRS], during and after the floods.

 With the help of Global Giving, IDRF and  individual donors we are serving an average of about 4000 beneficiaries per month at these facilities. 90 percent of these beneficiaries are women and children  who come in mostly with the complaints of a cold, chest infection, diarrhea or skin conditions. Those who can afford it are charged a very nominal fee, but all are given free medicines and medical supplies when needed. The doctors and staff continue to educate the patients on health and hygiene issues.

Patients like Mohammed Khan , a daily wage earner  and father of five children,  was very grateful for the free service when he suffered a bout of diarrhea and had to miss a day’s work. The staff’s attention to his needs made him tearful.

Twelve-year old Jawairya  came in to the same facility with a high fever of 1040 F and a cold. The fever resolved after cold water sponging by the staff and fever-reducing medicines. She was sent home with medicines for the fever and cold and her mother was equally grateful for the quick resolution of her symptoms and the medicines she could take home.

As with most disasters, our reserves have dwindled with fewer contributions coming in. We will continue to serve patients like Mohammed Khan, and Jawairya, and all those who come to us till we have the funds available for these sites and we are asking for  help from  our generous contributors, who have given so openly during and after the calamity. 

As always, we are deeply grateful for your contribution and ask for your continued help in keeping  our facilities running. 

Jawairya
Jawairya
Mohammed Khan
Mohammed Khan

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Jan 19, 2012

A Life Saved in Swat

SHINE Humanity and it's affiliate, comprehensive Disaster Response Services [CDRS], would  like to wish a very Happy New Year to all our supporters, and the staff of Global Giving, and we would like to  thank each one of you for your unstinting support for our humanitarian  work.

 

A Life Saved in Swat

 

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Date: November 22, 2011
Time: 10AM
Patient Name: MAAZ
Age: 3 yrs
Weight: 18/Pounds
Location: Yaka Swat
Chief Complaint: Breathing difficulty for 1 day.

Dr. Sher Comments: Patient name Maaz resident of Swat belongs to poor family presented to us with complain of breathing difficulty from one day at 10 am. According to the parents, Maaz is asthmatic from one and half year. On presentation Maaz was quiet, serious with bluish lips, lethargic, exhausted, mild dehydrated and was not able to talk; the respiratory rate was over 60/ min and the heart rate was 160/min. This was acute emergency. We started to nebulize the patient with ventolin and oxygen inhalation, steroid medication and also we rehydrated him with IV fluids. With nebulization and oxygen inhalation, the condition of the patient improved. We kept the patient in the hospital for one day and after fully recovery, we discharged him. We saved the life of this child with the help of  supporters and staff of  CDRS, SHINE Humanity,  and IDRF.

 

 

 

 

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