SHINE Humanity

Mission: SHINE Humanity's mission is to provide compassionate and sustainable preventive and primary healthcare to the underserved by collaborating with key partners. Goal SHINE Humanity's goal is to improve the health status of underprivileged and crisis-stricken communities by providing support for: Sustainable, affordable, and quality healthcare services. Under-funded and/or damaged public healthcare infrastructure. Staffing, resource, and management gaps in the healthcare system. Comprehensive training and public education campaigns. Communities to manage and fund their own long-term healthcare needs.
Jun 24, 2013

Nutrition, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Pediatrics ward -RBUT Civil Hospital
Pediatrics ward -RBUT Civil Hospital

Dear Supporters;

Sami is a 3 month old baby who was admitted to our pediatric ward at R.B.U.T Civil Hospital,Shikarpur on June 12,2013. He is the third child of his parents, who are too poor to seek his treatment elsewhere. Sami was severely malnourished and had acute watery diarrhea and a respiratory infection.  The staff in this unit provided timely and appropriate treatment for his diarrhea and respiratory condition and started him on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) protocol for the management of his malnutrition. Sami was sent home on the 17th when he was stable and better. Besides providing medicines free of cost in this unit, SHINE  Humanity is collaborating with UNICEF and the World Health Organization for the management of children admitted with malnutrition.

Diarrhea and respiratory illnesses are two of the commonest conditions encountered at our healthcare facilities. These illnesses can be prevented by  water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) measures - we are educating the parents of the children admitted at this hospital and the patients at our other facility in Gharo,Sindh regarding preventive measures for these illnesses.
Sustainability is one of the most pressing issues facing the WASH sector today. Because of this, we have endorsed the WASH Sustainability Charter- a common set of principles that outline the vital importance of sustainable measures. As a result, SHINE Humanity has earned a One Star Sustainable rating and we are featured on the SustainableWASH.org website.

We, at SHINE Humanity, are truly grateful  for your continued support, since 2010,  for the children being treated at the pediatrics ward of the R.B.U.T Civil Hospital in Shikarpur, and ask for your help at this project site and for the Mothers and Children at our new healthcare facility in Gharo,Sindh.

Please contribute to our project on GlobalGiving and help us better serve children like Sami and countless others.

A Nurse Managing an Admitted child- June 2013
A Nurse Managing an Admitted child- June 2013
Child under treatment - Paeds Ward June 2013
Child under treatment - Paeds Ward June 2013
Mother with Child receiving treatment - Paeds ward
Mother with Child receiving treatment - Paeds ward

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Mar 19, 2013

Beneficiary Story

Maham
Maham

Maham [ Name changed] , a 24 month old toddler with Down Syndrome, was admitted to the pediatric ward of  R.B.U.T Civil Hospital in Shikarpur in February. Her family is very poor; their daily income is only 200 rupees (about  $2) and she is the youngest of 9 siblings. Maham was admitted to the hospital with a fever, cough and breathing difficulties, and her condition was steadily increasing in severity prior to her admission at the hospital. While at the hospital, she was diagnosed with  malnutrition and acute  bronchial pneumonia, and consequently admitted to the stabilization center for nutrition and treatment of her pneumonia  . There she was given much love and care. The support SHINE gave to Maham and her family helped them gain hope where they had none. Thankfully, Maham is now recovered and is happily back home.

Thank you for   helping  us in the care of Maham. Please continue to support our cause so that we can keep helping  the many others like Maham  who are admitted to the ward everyday. 

Maham with her mother
Maham with her mother

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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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