Project #6331

Make Healthcare accesible to poor via Technology

by UM Healthcare Trust
Oct 20, 2011

Newsletter September 2011

Children and female patient visits UM Healthcare (the only accessible facility closer to their village) for their medical checkup

“They couldn’t afford it (to travel to the city). We are right here on their doorstep.”

Mumtaz Ali -Founder UM Healthcare Trust referring to lack of medical facilities in rural Mardan and the advantage of UM Healthcare for the local community.

NPR features UM Healthcare Trust – A Beacon of Hope Julie M. McCarthy,  NPR Islamabad Bureau Chief, accompied by Dr.Qasim Nasr,  visits and interviews  female patient (expecting mother) at her home in village Zahidabad, Mardan, NWFP, Pakistan.

UM Healthcare Trust and its impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people specifically expecting mothers in under-privileged areas of Pakistan, is showcased in the Morning Edition of National Public Radio (NPR) , USA, on 22nd August 2011.

NPR team spent the whole day at our facility interviewing doctors, staff and local community about the health problem in the areas and services provided by Umrana Mumtaz Healthcare Trust. The NPR team also visited the homes of expecting mother and their families to better comprehend the living conditions, social barriers and cultural taboos , which are major challenges for women of rural areas in getting necessary pre and post natal care. read more

Global Giving is featuring our project on its homepage TODAY Group of Children waiting for their turn for vaccination at free vaccination camp setup by UM Healthcare Trust during flood 2010, NWFP,  Pakistan

We are very grateful to our supporters in helping us to win the Global Giving (GG) facebook online photo contest in Give Relief category. Our photo won with 480 likes , giving an opportunity to our project to be featured on GG home page and its social media on 20th September 2011. Please don’t forget to check out the project and support our efforts in providing healthcare to poor and needy in rural and disaster-hit communities. Through your support and relentless efforts by our team and volunteers, we are treating more than 50,000 patients annually and playing an active role in making healthcare accessible to victims of disasters. WE WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE DIFFERENCE !!!



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Organization Information

UM Healthcare Trust

Location: Islamabad, Punjab - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Shamila Keyani
Islamabad, Pakistan

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