By Rubina Husain and Hareem Khalid Baig | Admin Assistant and Marketing Associate
Raheela is a young mother and lives in the area around Gharo. As with many other families in this under privileged area, her family struggles with day to day expenses and are pushed to the limit if a family member falls sick, but the anguish of a sick child is unbearable.
Raheela brought her child, Zameer to our clinic, he had been unwell for a few days and was quite lethargic. The medical staff at our Gharo clinic provided treatment and support in the form of medicines and also RUTF packets. These nutrition packets are an easy to use form of sustenance which require no cooking or preparation. With a shelf life of two years, they require no refrigeration and provide good nutrition for young children.
Along with some counselling about diet and nutrition, Raheela felt a sense of relief knowing that her child would get better soon. Her family was grateful for the support and dedication of SHINE in providing accessible healthcare for families like theirs.
We are so thankful to our donors whose generosity have allowed SHINE Humanity to continue its mission of providing healthcare to underserved communities.
By Rubina Husain and Marium Khan | Admin Assistant and Senior Associate Marketing
Bano with her mother
Our daughter Bano is 7 years old, recently we noticed that she had become a little listless, and seemed low energy, quite unlike her usual self. I mentioned her symptoms to the SHINE Humanity community health worker, who told us that Bano may be anemic and advised taking her to their clinic in Gharo.
It was a very worrying moment for our family as we really did not know much about Anemia but we were determined to find help and support for our child’s health. The medical team at SHINE Humanity provided us with vital information about anemia and its causes, they explained the importance of a balanced diet. Bano was prescribed medication to boost her hemoglobin levels and I received counselling on how to prepare nutritious and iron-rich foods for our whole family. The objective was to not only treat my child but to also educate me, the mother, on what my daughter should eat in the future to prevent a relapse.
I am pleased to say that Bano’s health has improved significantly. She's active, happy, and full of life, thanks to the care and support provided by SHINE Humanity.
SHINE Humanity's programs and clinics look to not just providing medicines but also encouraging patients to make changes in their life, keeping in mind the challenges faced by rural communities, they can aim for a healthier lifestyle.
We are grateful for your continued support.which enables us provide quality, primary healthcare to the underserved communities in Pakistan.
By Rubina Husain and Naila Ahmed | Administrative Assistant and Executive Director
The Tharparkar district in Sindh is one of the most poverty stricken and neglected areas of Pakistan, the harsh terrain and lack of infrastructure make everyday life difficult for the residents. Situated close to the border with India, Nagarparkar is a small town within this district, where the inhabitants have very little access to clean water and lack many basic amenities that we all take for granted. The health of women and children are often the most affected, girls especially face early marriages and teenage pregnancies. Coupled with malnutrition and high rates of maternal and infant mortality, the region has an alarmingly high suicide rate.
SHINE Humanity with the help of its donors has recently opened a clinic in Nagarparker. Meena a 12 year old child was brought along to our clinic, although they do not live in the immediate area, her father had heard about our clinic which provides medical consultation at a nominal cost and also free medications.
Meena and her family arrived at the clinic barefoot and Meena herself was clearly terrified, possibly seeing a doctor for the first time in her life. SHINE Humanity doctors were able to diagnose various dermatological issues and prescribe her topical creams and medications.
Our dedicated doctors skilled in various medical specialties aim to address a wide range of health issues prevalent in the area. By providing medical care and promoting preventive measures SHINE Humanity strives to create a sustainable healthcare system that caters to the needs of the local population in Nagarparkar. We at SHINE Humanity and our patients are grateful for the support of our donors.
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