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
Sewing machines for Sindhi teenage girls in Pakistan
The Big Idea
Our tailoring project will enable 50 Sindhi teenage girls to learn to sew. They will complete a 6-month apprenticeship and learn to make clothes to sell within their village and at market for a small, but vitally important income. Sindhi girls need to supplement income from working in the fields.
Sindhi girls are victimized and discriminated against in many ways. They suffer violence and indignity; their work in rural pakistan is limited to daily 'household' work - manual work in rice and cotton fields involving back-breaking, long hours under the hot sun - for very little pay. They desperately need an opportunity to earn money independently and our tailoring project would solve this problem by teaching skills that can be used to generate further income.
We want to provide 50 sindhi woman with sewing machines and a teacher. Once the women have learnt to sew, any income derived from making clothes will help to buy food for their family. At the same time it will give them self-respect as well as the opportunity to save money for the months during the year when there is no work available in the fields - typically 4 months per year. Sewing machines can be shared between 2 giving more sindhi women the opportunity to learn this skill.
Our project will give oppressed sindhi women greater financial independence. Also it will give them increased self-respect, as well as respect from others in their village, especially the men. In time, these women will pass on their sewing skills to their daughters and friends thus extending the benefits of this project to more sindhi families in need. Sindhi women work extremely well together as a group - they will support one another in future by sharing their machines.
There is a risk of not being able to secure the funding for all of the sewing machines.
Donors will be sent regular reports about the tailoring project via email, containing photographs and accounts from the sindhi women and girls who have benefitted from being taught how to sew. Project updates will also be posted regularly on our website www. ahdpak.org
Fuel for Life: Household Energy
Cooking Stoves for Flood Victims in Pakistan' on Global Giving Project Report: : JAN 2012 – MARCH 2012
Submitted by Shumaila Khurshid on 12April 2012 - 8:30pm
STOVE DISTRIBUTION / CONSTRUCTION Project completed three months of first cooking stove distribution for flood victims of MALTI, lower sindh ,Pakistan. The study was successful and the stove had a very positive impact on the quality of life of rural women with the data showing that there would be large health gains as well. Women also saved time, both in the time needed to cook and the time needed to collect fuel wood. Normally women spend almost the whole day for collecting fuel wood but now they can save their time, energy and wood by using these simple and easy to use stoves. In total with a combination of 233 families benefitted from this distribution.
The number of households using fuel efficient stoves in the flood effected villages of lower sindh in year 2012 will be increased by 3000, during which 233 stoves total were placed in Malti area. We have actually set a goal above this, which is to try to get 4000 stoves into different villages by the end of year 2013.
The household members were very happy about the stove and they told us how much difference it would make for them and all their family. After we completed the distribution for the 233 stoves we called the previous 130 stove beneficiaries using the rural committee members and asked them about their experiences of using this fuel efficient stove.
Mr. Allah Ditta says, “My wife is much more happy and healthier now as it not just saves her time but also has reduced harmful effects on her health that she was going through due to the previous stoves they had at home, I would like to thank AHD for making our lives healthier and better”.
Traditional stoves have lots of problems in which bulk usage of wood, environmentally also good due to it didn’t have any kind of smoke exhaustion, so the village women suffered from number of diseases like Asthma, Eye sore, Lungs and respiratory infection, and most important the house wife of village families on risk due to fire hazard because of traditional stoves model haven’t covered.
Traditional Stove and its effects on Health
1.More wood consumption
2.1 stoves working at a time only
3.Time consuming cooking
4.Utensil are more blackish
5.Increase in burden of women to collect wood from outside
6.Having no time to care children and do any income generation activity.
7.Kitchen is more blackish
8.Women Health is in danger and increase in Co2
Benefits of Fuel Efficient AHD Stove
1.50% Less wood used for fire
2.2 stoves working at a time
3.50% less time used for the cooking purposes
4.Utensils are not more blackish
5.Reduction in burden of women to collect wood from outside the villages
6.Having much time to care children and do any income generation activity
7.Kitchen is cleaned and not blackish
Women health is improved and saved Reduction in CO2