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Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan

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Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan
Save Maternal and Infant Lives in Pakistan

Yusuf Foundation Partners with HOPE USA to Launch an MCHC to Serve 20,000 Villagers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Dear HOPE Friends,

In early 2022, Yusuf Foundation approached HOPE USA with a vision - they wanted to create a legacy of providing quality healthcare to poor communities in Pakistan.

Yusuf Foundation was particularly interested in helping reduce the Maternal Mortality Rate in Pakistan (currently accounting for 28% of the global total). Every 37 minutes, one woman in Pakistan dies giving birth, a total of 14,000 women annually.

Simultaneously, Yusuf Foundation sought to decrease Pakistan's Infant Mortality Rate. According to Unicef, Pakistan has the highest Infant Mortality Rate in the world. Infants here face a 1 in 22 chance of dying within a month of birth.

From here a vision was sparked - to construct three Maternal & Child Health Centers in underprivileged areas in Pakistan.

  • Yusuf Foundation has generously partnered with HOPE USA for the construction and operation of these MCHCs which will each provide free healthcare services to approximately 20,000 needy women and children annually.
  • Our video takes a look at the construction of Yusuf Foundation's first MCHC in Garhi Habibullah, Khyper Pakhtunwa, Pakistan over the course of 2022.
  • Yusuf Foundation's Garhi Habibullah MCHC in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan launched in April 2023 (coincidentally during the holy month of Ramadan).

HOPE's Garhi Habibullah MCHC will provide prenatal, neonatal, outpatient, and even delivery services to the surrounding village community. It is the only healthcare facility providing free, quality healthcare to this remote and disadvantaged population.

The entire HOPE Team would like to take this opportunity to thank Yusuf Foundation for entrusting us with the execution of this noble mission and dream.

This is a momentous occasion for us while we work towards reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates in Pakistan.

80% of infant deaths and 33% of maternal deaths in Pakistan are preventable.

The HOPE Team prays for all our supporters who have enabled us to enact a multitude of poverty alleviation measures throughout Pakistan.

Our special prayers are with Yusuf Foundation for their trust and the opportunity they have endowed us with.

Garhi Habibullah MCHC is the first HOPE facility of any kind (healthcare, educational, vocational) in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

‍‍‍Yusuf Foundation's Garhi Habibullah MCHC is the eighth MCHC in HOPE's expanding network of poverty alleviation facilities in Pakistan.

We pray that this sincere gesture becomes a perpetual charity for Yusuf Foundation and brings infinite blessings to their loved ones. Ameen!

We are honored to be a part of the incredible fulfillment of their vision and are grateful for their trust in our work!

Here's a link to the Instagram Reel showing the story of the construction process:

Warm regards,




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Dear HOPE Friends,

Last week, excessive snowfall in Azad Kashmir caused an array of issues which ultimately blocked access to roads leading to HOPE's Home School and Maternal and Child Health Center located in Chinnari, Azad Kashmir.

Chinnari is a village located at a height of 10,000 feet above ground in the remote mountaintops of Azad Kashmir.  HOPE operates an MCHC which treats 100 women and children per day along with a Home School serving 200 students daily in Chinnari.

Unfortunately, as with many treacherous areas in Kashmir, roads are not properly constructed and severe weather conditions often hinder access to health and education facilities which provide basic amenities to poor populations.  This is exactly the current situation as we await warmer temperatures so that the local community of 30,000 can regain access to these resources.  

Prior to HOPE's MCHC becoming an established facility in Chinnari, the local community would travel three hours to access the nearest government-operated hospital.  Expectant mothers and even children would often pass away during the journey.  Additionally, the quality of care at government facilities established for the poor is often subpar, causing more problems than solutions.  

By establishing an MCHC in Chinnari, HOPE has been able to provide free/nominal cost healthcare services to 20,000 women and children annually and prevent unnecessary death due to lack of access to timely medical care.  

Similarly, the closest government school for Zakat-eligible populations in Chinnari is two hours away and parents would hesitate to send their children to traverse such long distances in unknown terrain; girls would inevitably bear the brunt of this disadvantage as their barriers to accessing education were greater than their male counterparts.  

By establishing a Home School in this remote community, HOPE has been able to provide a quality education to 200 students per year, 80 percent of whom are girls who would otherwise be left behind.  Since education is the cornerstone of freedom from poverty, HOPE has gone to extra lengths to ensure that marginalized children in communities such as Chinnari are given a chance to succeed.  

Our gratitude to all our supporters whose donations enable us to reach disadvantaged people in communities as far up as 10,000 feet above ground in the mountaintops of Azad Kashmir!

Warm regards,



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Dear HOPE Friends,

HOPE Team Visits Home Schools, MCHCs, Vocational Center in Azad Kashmir: 2,000 Needy People Served

Over the past two weeks, HOPE's on-ground field team in Pakistan visited our Azad Kashmir network of poverty alleviation facilities which includes 40 home schools set up in remote mountaintops, 3 Maternal & Child Health Centers, and a Vocational Training school. Altogether, our impact in Azad Kashmir spans over 60,000 Zakat-eligible people per year; 70 percent of whom are disadvantaged mothers and children.

During this trip, over 2,000 needy children participated in annual ceremonies and received school supplies such as backpacks and stationary as well as warm winter clothing and a special lunch including biryani and egg rolls. The HOPE Team also distributed blankets, biscuits, and other treats to the surrounding community.

HOPE has revived the neglected concept of home schooling in Pakistan whereby we readily remedy the difficult barriers to both supply and demand in the education sector for the poor in Pakistan. We have found that the most effective and sustainable long-term solution for education in Kashmir is the home school system.

Home schools are a cost-effective and innovative solution to addressing the availability of schools barrier that has been overlooked in Pakistan. Additionally, parents feel secure in sending their daughters to neighborhood facilities which are overseen by trusted community members. Home schools engage the communities they serve by employing educated women (whom parents trust) as teachers.

Currently, HOPE has 40 home schools in Kashmir serving 2,000 students, 70 percent of whom are marginalized girls.

Thank you to all our supporters for helping us reach those in need as far away as the remote mountaintops of Kashmir!

Warm regards,



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Dear HOPE Friends,

Dr. Mubina Agboatwalla - Chairperson of HOPE featured in The Telegraph UK Article regarding Pakistan Floods and Maternal/Infant Mortality Rates Increasing

"There has already been a surge in maternal and infant mortality since the onset of the floods, according to Dr Mubina Agboatwalla, the chairperson of Health Oriented Preventive Education (Hope), a Pakistani NGO working to improve the health of the country’s poor.

“Initially, I was hearing about a couple of deaths in camps set up for those displaced by flooding, but now I am regularly hearing about deaths among mothers in all the flood affected areas. The situation is terrible,” said Dr Agboatwalla. “Also, many of these babies are now being born without resuscitation facilities and so if they survive they can suffer from birth hypoxia, where they have a disability or can be more vulnerable to a disease like meningitis.”

Before the flooding, Pakistan already had one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Asia, with 186 deaths per 100,000 births, according to the Pakistan Maternal Mortality Survey in 2020."

HOPE USA has a long-standing history in Pakistan (24 years) and specializes exclusively in poverty alleviation efforts within the country. We have been active in flood relief efforts since Day 1. Our areas of impact so far have included Karachi (and urban slums within), Thatta, Badin Sujawal, Balochistan, Larkana, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Dadu, Rajanpur, Punjab, and we will also be providing extensive relief to Swat Valley (shown in our pictures) which has experienced unprecedented destruction. These areas are the most impacted in the country and very few people (organizations) are providing relief to victims in these locales.

How to Help:

You can make a difference today by donating to our 2022 Karachi Flood Relief campaign via:

HOPE USA Website:

Zelle to: (Please make sure to include an email address for a tax receipt).

Mail a check to: HOPE USA, PO BOX 786, Newark, CA 94560. (Please include your email address for a tax receipt.)

Here is a breakdown of what various forms of relief cost:

Cooked Food: $4/family of 4
One Month Food Ration Bag: $33/family of 8
Medical Intervention: $8/Patient
Clothing: $10/Person
Bedding: $15/person
Mosquito Nets: $5
House Reconstruction: $800 to $1,000

HOPE USA is dedicated to rebuilding the country for the long haul; we urge you to take part in this disaster relief effort along with us. Every noble achievement begins with a sincere intention and single step forward.

HOPE USA is a house brand exclusively specializing in Pakistan and has established over 24 years of experience in various poverty alleviation methods (Health, Education, Vocational Training, Clean Water, Disaster Relief, Ramadan Activities, and Qurbani) in the country. We were awarded a medal by Pakistan President Arif Alvi in March 2021 for our work in Pakistan - we were 1 of just 2 organizations to receive this prestigious honor. Additionally, we are the only authorized distributor of Procter & Gamble PuR water sachets in Pakistan which become critical in natural disasters such as this. We have been at the forefront of every emergency effort in Pakistan from the 2005 Kashmir earthquake to the Swat Internally Displaced Persons operation to the floods that affect Sindh nearly every year.

Thank you for your generosity and support during these times and take care!Warm regards,



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Dear HOPE Friends, 

We wanted to share with you some milestones reached in our Saving Maternal and Infant Lives campaign!  Our Maternal & Child Health Centers in Korangi and Bilal Colony both recently celebrated anniversaries, with Korangi reaching a one year mark and Bilal Colony marking five years in operation.  
Our MCHCs are a critical component of our efforts to save the lives of mothers and young children in Pakistan.  As you may be aware, Pakistan's Maternal Mortality rate accounts for 28% of the global total.  Pakistan also has the highest infant mortality rate in the world; infants here face a 1 in 22 percent chance of dying within a year of birth.  Our MCHCs aim to provide a preventative approach to this crisis by providing free prenatal and infant care to underserved areas.  In 2021, HOPE's Bilal Colony MCHC treated 28,450 women and children.  Similarly, the Korangi MCHC treated 29,520 patients in 2021.  
Thank you to all our supporters for allowing us to reach these milestones - we are grateful for your support and trust in our efforts.    


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