Improve Health for Mothers & Children in Pakistan

 
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Jan 14, 2013

Measles Outbreak in Sindh, Pakistan

Child admitted  with measles
Child admitted with measles

 

Dear Supporters of SHINE Humanity; 

There has been a  recent large outbreak of measles in Pakistan with  a few associated deaths. [http://dawn.com/2013/01/11/nearly-2-9m-children-given-measles-vaccination-under-crash-program/.]. Measles is a common childhood illness, easily prevented by timely vaccination. 

Shikarpur is one of the worst affected districts during this outbreak. SHINE Humanity is  dealing with the surge in the number of children  admitted  with measles at the pediatric wards in the R.B.U.T Civil Hospital Shikarpur through the generous contributions of our donors. SHINE is working closely with the World Health Organization[WHO],  UNICEF, and the government’s District Health services to ensure that all children admitted to the wards are getting the treatment they need. The government has stepped up the immunization program and  besides providing the medical treatment , SHINE staff members are educating the community to get their children vaccinated for all  preventable childhood illnesses and not to wait too long to  bring their sick children to the hospital. 

We ask for your support  to help us deal with this present crisis,  and to help increase our community based outreach for prevention.

Child admitted  with measles and body rash
Child admitted with measles and body rash

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Seema Hassan

Tustin, California United States

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