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.
Oct 17, 2011

Bonus Funds Target Needy Mothers and Children

Children are the most vulnerable
Children are the most vulnerable

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SHINE Humanity, alongwith its field partner, Comprehensive Disaster Response Services(CDRS) continued providing services to disaster-affected communities in Pakistan. Seventy-five percent of our patients are women and children. Here is a summary of our activity for the month of September: 

 

Post-Earthquake Rehabilitation Projects

 Chikar, Azad Kashmir: During the month of September our teams were able to treat 1,832 patients in Chikar. They also spent on medicines, staff salaries, hospital repair, ambulance repair, incentives for government doctors, utilities and management.Team members were able to treat a number of patients when an outbreak of gastro-intestinal epidemic hit a village. These patients came with severe dehydration and diarrhea from Danna and Andra Seri, Sulmia. There was not any other facility nearby to respond quickly and abruptly, without our presence in Chikar,  these patients would not have made it to the DHQ Hattian Bala. Our staff quickly and efficiently responded to the epidemic and dealt with the situation with commitment. We also followed up with a Emergency Response Team dispatched to the village to treat severe dehydrated patients who were in danger. These patients were were provided proper medical care for three days and were kept under observation. 

Namhother, Azad Kashmir: The team carried out health checks and provided medicines to the needy. A total of 155 patients were treated.

Gundi Gran, Azad Kashmir: Our team provided staff salaries and medicines to 290 patients.

 

Flood Rehabilitation Projects

Shikar Pur, Sindh: Our focus is on providing child health care and medicines here. We were able to treat a total of 1,213 children in the Shikar Pur District Hospital Pediatric Ward.

Swat, Khyber Pakhtunwa:  In September, we treated 2,429 patients.We have improved our services for Swat. The new Labor Room is well-equipped with incubators, baby warmers, suction machines and all other necessary equipment and supplies. We have started providing 24 hours service and were able to retain patients in our female and children wards.  We have also been able to install power generator to cover electricity break down.

Skilled medical professionals provide counseling
Skilled medical professionals provide counseling
Pakistan has an exploding population problem
Pakistan has an exploding population problem
Dehydration is a leading diagnosis among children
Dehydration is a leading diagnosis among children
Pharmacy services for patients
Pharmacy services for patients
Oct 3, 2011

Thousands in Need of Medical Help Remain Stranded

Bare living conditions
Bare living conditions

 

Heavy August rainfall and subsequent levy breaks have left over seven million people in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province homeless. According to the country’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 1.36 million homes have been damaged, with 23 districts severely affected. Some 6,000 villages have been completely wiped out by the floods.

The flooding is so intense, that for several stretches there is no land in sight at all, saddening and terrifying at the same time. The Speaker of the National Assembly, who belongs to the area, says there is no high ground left to set up rescue camps. 

Over one million people are living under the open sky - by the road side and on embankments. These families lack food, clean water, sanitation and have lost their livelihoods and their homes. The Pakistani government is appealing to the international donor community to provide shelter, food, medical supplies and bottled drinking water.

The worst is not over yet with the threat of water-borne epidemics including diarrhea, malaria and other such diseases. As several low lying areas remain submerged under two to five feet of stagnant water, citizens are demanding authorities to take steps to drain and treat the water, and appealing for medical assistance to treat and prevent illnesses.

SHINE Humanity and our ground partner, Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS) have been at the forefront of disaster response in Pakistan - having responded to the Earthquake(2005), Swat Refugee Crisis (2009), Sindh Monsoon Crisis (2009) and the Floods (2010). In the year since the August 2010 floods, SHINE Humanity-CDRS teams have treated over  70,000 flood-affected patients and assisted 30,000 more with humanitarian needs and livelihood support. 

Our ground team has completed a 10 day long mission to deliver food rations to 1,500 individuals. We are launching a second phase of this mission in the Mirpurkhas, near the Thar Desert in Sindh, inhabited mostly by minority communities who have received little or no help to date. Our focus this time will be on mobile medical services and humanitarian assistance. Our goal is to serve 15,000 patients

For as little as $2, you can save a baby threatened with dehydration, deliver an antidote to a snake-bite victim, or provide a mother anti-malarial drugs. Act now, and help stop the loss of lives and reduce suffering.  

Evacuating with what they can
Evacuating with what they can
Life on the roadside
Life on the roadside
Places of worship under water
Places of worship under water
Women and children patients
Women and children patients
With the clothes on our backs
With the clothes on our backs
A child playing in the mud
A child playing in the mud
Sep 18, 2011

Epidemic outbreak follows in wake of floods

Young girl with water can
Young girl with water can

Friday, September 16, 2011

The initial August rainfall hit seven southern districts of Sindh. However, subsequent waves are affecting the entire province except for the capital of Karachi. As of September 5th, figures from United Nations Development Program (UNDP) reports show that within the province of Sindh, the population is suffering from 139 deaths and 399 injuries. There are a reported number of 130,690 individuals in relief camps.

The Government of Pakistan has asked its National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to complete needs assessments in order to prepare draft appeals to international agencies. It has also sent an official request to the United Nations and other international agencies for support in handling relief measures in the rain-affected parts of the province.

The NDMA has sent 25 response teams to various areas of the province to take part in relief measures in Tando Allah Yar, Tando Jam, Tando Muhammad Khan, Jamshoro, Jacobabad, Badin, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Hyderabad with another batch of response teams on the way. Over fifty non-profits are mobilizing to respond to the monsoon flooding. The United Nations has been rushing food and tents while Japan and China have pledged relief goods and money. The outbreak of disease has aggravated the situation as the Health Department of the Government of Sindh reports victims of diarrhea, gastroenteritis, malaria, and skin diseases.

The SHINE Humanity team has reached Hyderabad and will be purchasing food and non food humanitarian aid items to distribute to 200 families. This includes rice, wheat flour, lentils, tea, mosquito nets, and a water can to collect lean drinking water. Our medical teams are equipped with basic medical supplies and vaccines. We need your urgent help to expand this effort and prevent to loss of lives due to famine and exposure.

Villagers carrying their belongings
Villagers carrying their belongings
Swimming to safety
Swimming to safety

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