We are pleased to announce that the new Chikar Rural Healthcare Center is open, and serving the needs of the local community. The new center has two buildings - the first with over 7,000 sq ft includes multiple exam rooms, an ultrasound room, a dental facility, isolation facilities for patients with Tuberculosis and Leprosy as well as a government pharmacy. The second building is of similar size and includes three inpatient wards, a delivery room and a minor operating theatre. Both Buildings are wheelchair accessible.
Thanks to your contributions, our efforts to build a sustainable healthcare program for Kashmiris affected by the 2005 earthquake have been so successful that we are implementing a similar program for victims of the 2010 floods. Close to 20 million men, women and children in Pakistan - who were displaced after the massive flooding in August - are now returning to their homes to find lands water-logged and houses, schools and businesses destroyed. Poor mother and child health is a major concern in Pakistan, and will now worsen due to poor living conditions and inadequate food supplies.
SHINE Humanity’s strategy is to revitalize healthcare infrastructure in disaster-affected areas. We work with credible partners to rehabilitate facilities, train local medical staff, put in place efficient management systems, and build sustainable healthcare initiatives. SHINE Humanity is running the pediatric ward of a district hospital in Shikarpur (Sindh), a mother-child center in Charsadda, and supporting similar initiatives in flood-affected areas of Swat and Neelum Valley.
This Holiday Season, become a donor with SHINE Humanity, and your contribution will advance mother-child health in disaster-affected Pakistan. Donate now, and you have the option of sending a token of our appreciation to family and friends. Make a $30 donation and receive a mug. Make a $50 donation and receive a pair of scented candles. Learn more by visiting us on Global Giving at http://goto.gg/7004 .
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