Newsletter January 2012
“UM Healthcare, which provides health care to a region of 180,000 people–it’s the sole facility there. I was moved by the difference that he has made, and how cheaply he has done it….”
Steven Ketchpel- author of Giving Back and Reuters Digital Vision Fellow Stanford.
Proud to Sustain Kidney Transplant patient
“We were extremely relieved to see our daughter getting better after so much suffering and I prayed to God for her long life”, reflects Hina’s father.
For six year old Hina Akram from Sadiqabad, Mardan, life changed when she was diagnosed with renal failure in April 2004. Unlike her peers in the village who have hardly seen life outside their neighborhood, Hina now visited nephrologists in the city often. There she received medication to ameliorate her pain and to treat her oedema, insufficient growth and other symptoms. Her father, Muhammad Akram, began to worry about his finances while he struggled to provide his daughter the expensive but necessary healthcare.read more
Giving Back features UM Trust
We feel delighted to share that UM Healthcare Trust got featured in , ” Serving Patients for $2 each in Pakistan”, in the blog GIVING BACK.
The author, Steven Ketchpel ( a Phd in Computer Science and Reuters Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University), comprehensively describes the healthcare and relief work UM Trust is doing and its impact on saving lives of regular patients as well as the IDPs (2009) and flood victims (2010) in Pakistan. Most of these patients survive less than $1 a day salary and have seen doctor first time in their life.read more