Thank you for helping SHINE Humanity and CDRS treat 12322 patients at the Charsadda, Swat and Shikarpur Healthcare facilities in July and August 2012. 7283 [59%] of the patients were children, 4223 [34%] were women and 816 [7%] were males.
With your support, ten normal and healthy babies were delivered at the Swat Maternal and Child Healthcare facility during July and August, bringing the total to 27 babies delivered at this center since it started operating a year ago. We are happy at reaching this milestone, since delivering babies at home has been the cultural norm in this region. This facility has been supported by a grant from International Development and Relief Foundation, individual donors, and Global Giving and has served 36,482 beneficiaries, mostly women and children from Aug 18, 2011 to Aug. 31st.2012. Most of the patients at the Swat facility have been treated for upper respiratory tract infection, acute diarrhea, urinary tract infection, aches and pains ,acid peptic disease, anemia and hypertension. Our recent testing of the drinking water in Swat found the samples to be contaminated and we are advising the residents on how to make their water safe for drinking; thus expanding our patient care to a population-level of service.
The Charsadda Community Clinic continues to provide primary care and urgent care services to the flood affected area of Charsadda. The Clinic has been moved to another location nearby and served 3954 patients in July and August. 90 percent of these beneficiaries were women and children mostly suffering from diarrhea, respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, injuries and wounds.
There has been a rise in the cases of diarrhea and suspected malaria at the SHINE Humanity/CDRS pediatrics ward in Shikarpur during these summer months when 1891 children were treated. With the departure of the other nonprofit organization that was supporting the nutrition requirements of the malnourished children, we have undertaken the care of these children as well and seek your help in providing the best care possible for all the beneficiaries we serve.
We would like to thank you once again for supporting our projects aimed to improve the health of Mothers and Children in Pakistan.
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