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October and November’s Field Report for the Flood Affected Areas served
Shikarpur: During the month of October, the two Pediatric Care centers in Shikarpur provided health care and medicines 1,389 children mostly for gastro-intestinal and respiratory illnesses. In November care was provided to to 998 children, 52% of whom were girls under the age of 14.
Swat: The residents of Bagh-dere and surrounding areas of Swat now have access to Outpatient Care, Emergency Care, a Pharmacy, a Safe Birth Center, a Laboratory, and Ultrasound facilities, since the facility was started in August, 2011 with the help of contributors of SHINE Humanity, CDRS and a grant from IDRF.A total of 1,986 patients were taken care of, at the facility in the month of October. In November, the team was able to carry out 2 Mobile Medical Camps where 673 patients were checked and treated. A need of hygiene related awareness was strongly felt in the areas visited. The team also met with local organizations and people in the community in order to find out the need for future medical camps in the far-flung areas. Apart from this our facility treated 2454 patients.
Sindh Mobile Team: Throughout the month of October, SHINE Humanity and its implementing partner CDRS have been providing mobile medical services to recent flood affectees in Sindh. This follows earlier food distribution effort in September. The flood medical team has conducted medical camps in the following districts: Tando Allahyar, Tando Muhammad Khan, Hyderabad, Badin, Jamshoro, Mirpur Khas, Sangar and Umar Kot in the last one month and treated 5,325 patients.We continued our mobile medical services to the flood affected people in Sindh during November as well. The team conducted medical camps in Tando Allahyar, Kipro and Mirpur Khaas district. They also distributed milk to 600 infants under the Nutrition Program. 3450 patients were treated by the team this month. 37% of these were females 15 years of age or older and 40% were children. Dental services and ante-natal care were provided besides treatment for respiratory tract infection, diarrhea, urinary tract infection, skin diseases and other acute and chronic conditions.
Charsadda: The center has been up and running very effectively since the opening on October 26,2011. 400 patients were seen in October and the patient load has been more than expected. The center is open 6 days a week from 9-5. Health care was provided to 1835 patients in November, 65% of whom were females, and we are handling a daily increase in the patient numbers.
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SHINE Humanity, along with its field partner, Comprehensive Disaster Response Services(CDRS) continued providing services to flood-affected communities in Pakistan. Here is a summary of our activity for the month of September:
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.
Sep 6th, 2011
"As-salam alaikum (Peace be on You),I am very grateful to inform you that our medical team delivered a baby tonight, Sep 6th, 2011. The condition of the Mother was critical but our team took on the challenge and finally after two hours of great hard work, the medical team of doctors, nurses and lady health workers met success. We saved the baby and the mother! After remaining under observation for two hours, they were discharged.
We distributed sweets in the hospital. The father of baby and their other family members were very thankful to SHINE Humanity.
Today is a great day of my life. My team saved two lives. I am proud of my team and very thankful to the management I work with for providing medical facilities to the needy communities who are affected by the War on Terror and natural disasters and cannot even pay for their food. Best Regards, Usman Ali ShahProject ManagerBaghdhere, Swat"
Baghdhere in Swat is at the heart of Pakistan's war on extremism, and is also an area that took the brunt of the flooding in 2010. This is only one of the several locations where SHINE Humanity continues to serve flood victims one year on. Since 2009, the agency has assisted over 250,000 disaster victims with medical and humanitarian needs. Seventy-five percent of them have been women and children. We also support long-term rehabilitation projects in post-disaster Haiti and Japan.
In honor of the thousands of precious lives lost in the global War on Terrorism, and the dark shadow this has cast across the world, donate to SHINE Humanity and battle terrorism with humanitarian efforts and new hope is born where war and conflict once dominated
Mobile Camps Treat Most Needy in Thatta
Devastated by floods in August 2010, Thatta, Pakistan is a community in desperate need of medical services. Since the disaster, SHINE Humanity has partnered with Pakistani agencies and physicians to establish and manage mobile medical camps in Thatta where floods consumed entire Union Councils (UC) and other health facilities were non-existent.
On May 29 and June 11, the medical team of doctors checked 413 patients living without proper disposal of waste and healthy water supply. Most of these patients were suffering from skin diseases, eye infections and respiratory diseases. Volunteers educated 550 people about the importance of routine immunization, washing of hands, drinking safe water, personal hygiene and ways to keep food safe.
Devastated by floods in August 2010, Thatta, Pakistan is a community in desperate need of rehabilitation. Since the disaster, SHINE Humanity has partnered with CDRS, a community-based Pakistani nonprofit, to establish and manage mobile medical camps which have allowed relief expansion to areas in Thatta where floods consumed entire Union Councils (UC) and other health facilities were nonexistent.
During the period from March 4 through May 15, 2011, 714 patients were diagnosed and received medicine. Patients were treated for conditions that included skin disease, eye infections and respiratory infection. In addition to providing medical care, volunteer medical professionals also educated close to 1,000 people on health precautions.
On-going Healthcare Rehabilitation Efforts
Throughout March 2011, the six SHINE Humanity/CDRS-supported health centers in disaster-affected Pakistan served 4,984 people. Patients were treated for conditions ranging from upper respiratory infections to allergies and acute diarrhea. The top three diagnoses included upper respiratory infection(1,218 patients), acute diarhea (874) and acid peptic disease (232).
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