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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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
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,
The HOPE USA Team