Disease Trend For November 2014
In the month of November, a total of 1565 patients were treated. Off which 262 (16.74%) were male , 624 (39.87%) were Female while 679 (43.38%) were children.
In November as the weather went dry so diseases of respiratory system were on raise. Beside it Gastroenteritis and other Pathogenic disease were observed mostly.
Patients and patients attendants are advised for wearing stuffs of cold weather and avoid contaminated water and food etc.
Diesease Trend for December 2014
In the month of December 2014, a total of 1661 patients were treated. Off which 308 (18.54%) were male , 603 (36.30%) were Female while 750 (45.15%) were children.
Welcome to Team
We welcome Dr. Muhammad Kashif for joining us as a Medical Officer at UM Healthcare Trust. He has done MBBS from Peshawar Medical College, and completed his House job from Mardan medical Complex. We wish him <<read more>>
“We thank the Almighty for his blessings that made us work through days and nights to win the trust of people living in the rural Mardan. We appreciate the faith of our donors that kept us going. We pay our gratitude to the staff whose dedication made this possible and the community to not only believing in us but letting us help them towards making a healthy Pakistan.” – UM healthcare trust
An elderly patient giving his regards to the staff for giving him quality treatment.
Extending our SMS (Mobile Services) to Narowal, Punjab
We are thrilled to announce that UM Healthcare Trust and National Rural Development Program (NRDP), a non-profit development advocacy and humanitarian organization committed to working with marginalized and vulnerable people and communities to unlock their potentials for a sustainable change… Read more
Celebrating Big Day
It is a moment of great pride great gratitude that we have successfully treated more than 200,000 patients ( 53% females and 27% females) at UM Healthcare Trust Hospital. Through consistent hard work of our team and support from our donors and friends we have managed to provide affordable healthcare to the local communities in more than 56 adjacent villages around Zahidabad, Mardan,KP… Read more
Seeking Healthy Behavior through FUN
“This is the first time I ever got this incredible opportunity to attend an awareness session on health issues. I learned so much form this session and would definitely bring my sister-in-laws next time any awareness sessions are arranged.” – Participant.
“Can you (session facilitator- Lubna Khan) visit us every week so that we can learn more about our and family health? We want to seek more knowledge through these kinds of sessions” – Women Participant
Awareness session at UM Trust
For the first time, UM Healthcare Trust and Right To Play (www.righttoplay.com ), a global organization that uses the transformative power of Play and Sport to educate and empower children facing adversity, arranged an event under the theme “Small bite, Big Threat” for community women and children at UM Trust’s Amphitheater. The major objective of the event was to sensitize community women and children on adopting the healthy life style and preventive practices to avoid vector borne diseases. The event witnessed the participation of over 40 women and more than 70 children from various age groups and backgrounds.
During the first hour of event, an interactive awareness session was conducted with women by Right To Play’s team members- Lubna Khan, Rubina Khan and Shabana. The team followed the participatory approach to involve women in health related discussion. The major points discussed were the symptoms, side effects and preventive care related to vector borne diseases. Within five minutes of session, women felt comfortable and willingly shared their case studies with facilitators.
Awareness session for female patients and community women
“I had so much fun today. I will play these games with my siblings and friends at our village and show them how easy hand washing can be” – Hina
“We shall be strong if we do not get sick, and we would not get sick if we would wash our hands before eating anything. And we can beat all the other kids in cricket.” says Hamza to his brother.
Hamza happy after participating in fun game
To engage children and to teach them about importance of healthy behavior, Right To Play held fun-based sport and play based activities with children. The most amazing aspect of Right To Play’s game is their Reflect-Connect-Apply (RCA) approach which they applied after each game with all children. After each game through RCA session, children were asked to share their experiences (Reflect) and what they have learned (Connect) and key messages about the health which they will adopt in future (Apply). This approach actively involved children in the games conducted at UM Trust. Following games were played with the children:
Fun health games with children
Children enjoying health game
Children playing “Wash your hands”-health game
Overall the event was very productive. Participants especially women individually thanked Right To Plays team members and UM Healthcare Hospital management and requested to hold more of such workshops.
Disease Trend Analysis:
During the past quarter, UM Healthcare Trust continued to serve the deserving people of Rural Mardan, KP and provided them with primary healthcare with all its determination.
In February 2014, a total of 1649 patients were treated in UM Healthcare Hospital in which 17.88% were men, 46.75% were women and remaining 35.35% were children.
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Myths Proved False
“It was astonishing to find out that Wi-Fi was available free of cost at UM Trust. Furthermore, the hospital management is offering it free for students, rural health workers and communities so that they can stay connected with outside world while living in the remote area” – Mariam Mustafa
“At nursing counter patient’s vital are taken by nurse and entered into an Electronic Medical Record (EMR). Here, I saw many female patients comfortably getting their vitals measured and recorded by a male nurse. Keeping in view the culture of KP, I never expected it. I feel proud that my myth proved wrong.”- Mariam Mustafa
Mariam interviewing female patients
I have recently joined UM Healthcare Trust as a Program Coordinator and it was my very first visit to Mardan district and to UM Healthcare Trust Hospital. Like every other common Pakistani citizen, I have some built-in assumptions about the rigid culture of rural areas of KP and a charity hospitals (mostly called ghost hospitals) running at remote locations. To be honest, I was quite scared of going into a rural location in KP due to the security situation in the country and the stories I had heard from people and media.
In order to witness the reality especially with respect to healthcare in the field, I joined my team members to visit UM Trust on 14th February, 2014. During the whole journey, I thought of UM Healthcare Trust as a small typical rural primary healthcare facility but on reaching the hospital it felt as if I have jumped into completely different and advance healthcare world. Close to entrance there is a built-in Amphitheater in hospital which serves multi-purpose. Mostly training are held at this theater and at the same time it serves as the waiting area for females while male patients usually wait for their turn in lawn or waiting room .
Female patients waiting at Amphitheater at UM Trust
“ Every single person working in the hospital is a true example of empathy. They are truly committed and available for the core cause of UM Healthcare Trust Hospital.”- Mariam Mustafa
First Myth – No queue culture in rural areas
Read full story at : http://www.umtrust.org/event/myths-proved-wrong/
Disease Trend of January 2014
District Mardan, KP, is known for its hospitality, despite of the fact that most people living in the rural areas are below poverty line. Most of them earn through agriculture and yet earn less than $1 a day.
UM Health Trust is providing them basic and sustainable healthcare by providing consultancy, basic examination and medication to more than 150-200 patients daily.
In the month of January 2014, a total of 1615 patients were treated.
Among those 363 (22.47%) were male patients, 679 (42.04%) were female patients and 573 (35.47%) were children.
Most of the patients showed symptoms of encountering infectious agents due to change in climate. Poor hygiene practices and low habitual standard of living resulted in many Gastroenteritis cases.
Patients suffering from Dyspepsia were also observed with elevated digestive enzymes.
“I always took my son as a normal child who suffered from severe weakness due to serious spiritual problems. Since I couldn’t afford to visit hospitals in city, the only choice I had was to take my son to holy shrines for prayers for his healthy life. ”—Bilal’s mother.
No one in the family had a clue that 3 years old Bilal among 4 children was suffering from Marasmus, a severe malnutrition disease which is most common in children below 2 years of age but may be found in advance age. It is manifested by severe wasting of subcutaneous muscles and fats leading to diminished tone of muscles, excessive weight loss, growth retardation and failure of vital organs such as kidney, liver etc. Marasmus is most commonly due to dietary deficiency or some time due to severely restricted food intake. It is directly linked to illiteracy of mothers, low family income and larger family size.
Bilal was brought to UM Healthcare Trust after his mother learned about our free and quality medical service from her family friends. For the first time, Bilal was accurately diagnosed in our hospital with Masarum. He is now being given best and free treatment for his health restoration and his mother is briefed on marasmus by our doctors. She is also strictly advised to make frequent visits to UM Trust so that the baby condition is observed regulalry by our doctors.
Marasmus is a serious worldwide problem that involves more than 50 million children younger than 5 years. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 49% of the 10.4 million deaths occurring in children younger than 5 years in developing countries are associated with protein-energy malnutrition (PEM). Reference – Medscape
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