Dear all donors
Update from the field area of AHD Pakistan…..
With reference to our project title Food & Medical for flood victims, we at AHD made progress and distributed some 473 food times and non food items among the 15 villages near Matli, affected by floods 2012. The Flood victims’ majority of women headed households received food items including (wheat flour 20kg, cooking oil 5kg, sugar 5kg, lentils 5kg, milk 1kg, salt 1kg, chilies ¼ kg, rice 10kg, tea 2pakcets) Non Food items: (Mosquito nets, Karoline lamps) the overall food support will be enough for the 473 families for 20 days package.
Furthermore this project needs your all attention and support to help more families during this season, as you all know Sindh Pakistan badly affected by the floods 2010, 2011 & 2012 that damaged the large population of the Sindh Pakistan. This project aims to support most deserving families and your quick support will help us to reach some more families. GOD bless you all for the supporting our this project and we wish Happy New Year 2013 to all of you
For more please feel free to contact at Ph: +92-22-3860880 Email: email@example.com or can call at Mr. A. Khurshid Bhatti, President/CEO, AHD Pakistan cell no. +92-333-2661682 we will wait your response and views
Medical Camp for Floods 2012
In rural areas, poverty, illiteracy and poor hygiene lead to illness among all age group, specifically women and children. Health problem in rural areas are much more magnified as compare to urban areas. AHD team conducted survey in and with cooperation of village elder, community members and, arranged two Medical camps in UC, Malhan and UC, Thari in Matli Tehsil, District Badin, on 6th September and 19th September 2012.
On 6th September conducted Medical Camp at Ahmadabad UC, Malhan. In all 50 patients were examined and provided free medicines. In this medical camp maximum patient were children they were suffering with running nose, sore throat, cough, and fever and skin disease. Due to sudden rain adult male and female were busy in protecting their house, very few attended the camp.
On 19th September 2012, arranged Medical Camp at Bhoomo Kohli village UC, Thari of Matli Tehsil. Before conducting the camp, villagers were informed in advanced. People from adjoining villages thronged at the camp when they heard that AHD Medical camp has been set in the village. The camp was a great success; by the end of day 115 patients were examined in which 21 women, 25 male and children 69 are treated with free medicines. Women and children were the most diagnosed; children were suffering with cough, fever, diarrhea and skin diereses, running nose, and sore throat. Women were suffering with cough, fever, skin infection and anemia. Three women were found suffering with Hepatitis and were suggested to see Govt: hospital for treatment. Male patients were diagnosed with Chest infection, skin diseases and muscular pain, few elder patients was asthmatic, they were advised to withdraw smoking. The community members were happy. On behalf of AHD team we thank Help Alliance for supporting this medical Camp.
At present AHD NEEDS MORE SUPPORT for MEDICAL & FOOD support please help us to reach more families in this month. thousands waiting in Floods 2012....
with best wishes
Appeal for More Medical and Food support
For flood victims in Badin, Thatta and Tando M. Khan Districts of Sindh Pakistan
As AHD staff continues the support of flood victims and in this regard Global Giving projects playing key role in some 5,000 families, food, medicine, women and medical support all over the year. At present heavy rain, according to sources 25% more rain expected than last year and we at AHD needs some quick support to help our targeted 5,000 families. We request all of you to support us and timely support will enable us to reach poor flood victims.
We request all of you to support our cause and support timely that we can be able to reach more people during floods or rain affected in 2012. The said project is key, hope for some 3,000 families
For more please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org phone: +92-22-3860880 or can contact via website www.ahdpak.org
FREE MEDICAL CAMP FOR FLOOD EFFECTED PEOPLE OF SINDH
Floods in Pakistan 2010-2011
The floods in Pakistan have caused horrific damage to 25% of the country (roughly equal to the size of Italy). Homes, businesses, crops, and lives have been lost.
An estimated 1,600 people are dead, 3.5 million children are at high risk from deadly water-borne diseases, and more than 20 million people have lost their homes, their food, and have no sanitation.
Ahd established around11 medical camps and 1760 patients were checked and provided with medicine by AHD medical team during Feb -April 2012
• Skin diseases • Anemea • Acute Respiratory Tract Infection (ARI) • Respiratory Tract Infection (RTI) • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) • Gastro Intestinal diseases • Eye Infections • Tuberculosis especially in children • Minor Injuries • Back ach and Fever
A Case Study….
On 17th March, 2012 an expected mother has been brought for birth delivery to a static medical camp in Malti during mid night. The necessary arrangements were there and female doctor was present at the time. The WMO checked up the expected mother and arranged for safe delivery process. It was a normal delivery and ended with male child born. Usually in district Badin women of the area are restricted to their homes. They cannot go outside for treatment, education, Jobs and shopping etc. The birth deliveries are attended by Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) in their homes where there are no proper sterilization and hygiene conditions. That’s why the maternal mortality and infant mortality rates are higher. In the whole district of Badin there is no Women Medical Officer or female Gynecologist. Though in some health facilities lady health visitors (LHVs) have been appointed but when we had visited we did not found them in their respective health facilities. So in these conditions the static and mobile health facilities and medical camps of AHD funded by Global Giving are the valuable service for the people of the area especially for the women and children. And beside these it was first time that a woman gave birth a baby outside home in a health facility with the hands of skilled birth attendants. The father of the new born baby wished that if the name of the baby is given by AHD, so it will be my great pleasure. For this purpose a petty lottery of three different names has been conducted. The name of “Jahangir Ali” came out in the lottery and the baby has been given the name of “Kamran Akbar” The whole family of the child was very much happy and the father of the new born baby, Mr.Gulraiz Mast, Resident of UC Dubi, said a few words as below; “ I and my whole family would be thankful throughout of my life for this kind of support and help of AHD). And these two organizations have played a vital role for the development and prosperity of the area. I appreciate work done by AHD in district Badin and request AHD and other government and non government institutions for poverty alleviation schemes and developmental projects in district Badin & Thatta
1. list of doctors 2. Target locations of medical camps 3. Meetings with DCO/EDO and other concerns before medical camps 4. Short profile of UCs in which medical camps conducted 5. Detail of medical services provided i.e medicines and referrals etc 6. Case studies like birth delivery etc or any other type of disease recovered/treated 7. Pictures 8. Data of OPD patients in numbers 9. Detail of diseases treated in medical camp 10 health education detail 11. Problems/issues faced and how solved 12. Community recommendations and comments etc
About 5000 families from Oct 2011 to Jan 2012 received medical care, medicine help, patients from all age groups were seen by our doctors through medical amps at village level. Among the seen, patients with skin pathologies were noticeable with diseases such as folliculitis ,impetigo and scabies being their companions for an unknown time. Waterborne diseases followed next with gastroenteritis ,typhoid fever ,cholera and plain diarrhea toping among this group. Malaria continued to pose a major threat as ever with dengue as its worst and final attack.
Women in general and in their gestational periods presented with iron deficiency anemia and complained of general body weakness and fatigue.
Children mostly presented with discharging ears and otitis, malnutrition and being underweight drew our maximum attention.
The medical camps were successful. Proper assessment was done the individual problems were sorted out .Medical advice was given along with proper counseling of individuals and their families. General Hygiene awareness and health education was imparted.
Medicines such as Multivitamins,Iron supplements,Mineral supplements, specific antibiotics, skin ointments and insect repellants were provided Oral rehydrating formulas were distributed among masses at large. A lot of people were benefited from this effort of AHD.
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