Posts Tagged Pakistan

Treating and Controlling Tuberculosis in Pakistan

Bethania Hospital has a modern laboratory.

Direct Relief is strengthening efforts to treat and control tuberculosis (TB) in Pakistan through partnership with Bethania Hospital, the largest center for TB control in the densely populated Punjab region. Though tuberculosis  – a contagious disease spread by coughing and sneezing that usually attacks the lungs – no longer causes the death of one out of every seven people in Europe and […]

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Partnership Launched to Fight Fistula in Pakistan

Fistula Patient and Advocate. Photo courtesy of Koohi Goth Hospital.

As the New Year begins, Direct Relief is excited to announce a new program that aims to significantly increase the availability of obstetric fistula treatment and to improve prevention efforts to reduce the occurrence of this devastating childbirth injury in Pakistan. Obstetric fistula is a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged and obstructed labor without prompt medical intervention. Fistula affects […]

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Bright Future Ahead for Young Girl in Pakistan with Prosthetic Limb

Ain-Ul-Haya is treated at the CHAL Rehabilitation Center in Balakot, Pakistan.

This fall, a team of staff – including International Program Coordinator, Joe Harrison – traveled to Pakistan to visit local health care partners. Much of the trip was an eye-opening experience for Harrison, but one particular girl’s story will always remain in his memory. He shares his uplifting reflection below: At just one year old, Ain-Ul-Haya was one of the millions severely injured when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake […]

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Grant Helps Treat Over 24,000 Patients in Flooded Pakistan

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Direct Relief’s  emergency grant to Murshid Hospital and Health Care Centre in Pakistan funded the purchase of $25,000 in medicines and medical supplies to treat an estimated 24,100 people  affected by the severe flooding this year.  Haamid Jaffer, director of Murshid Hospital and Health Care Centres, wrote in an email, “The affected areas have not been helped to the extent […]

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Abbott Donates Aid for Flood Affected in Pakistan

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To expedite aid for people affected by flooding in Pakistan, longtime Direct Relief supporter Abbott is donating critically needed nutritional products directly from its facilities in Pakistan. Abbott products Pedialyte and Ensure are being delivered direct to Direct Relief’s partner, Murshid Hospital, in Karachi, which is caring for flood-affected populations. The urgent consignment will provide 1,000 bottles of Pedialyte oral […]

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Direct Relief Delivering More Than $3.4 Million in Aid to Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is airlifting five pallets of urgently needed medical aid to Pakistan to assist people affected by flooding there. The consignment, sent via Pakistan Air, contains a range of requested materials including pharmaceuticals, lactated Ringer’s solution for intravenous administration of medicines, multivitamins, gloves, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, syringes, and needles, valued at more than $3.4 million (wholesale). Murshid Hospital and […]

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