by Dr Martina C. Fuchs: Here is a fascinating and sad study report from RMF’s research team in Pakistan that details why Pakistan, despite several MNCH (Maternal Newborn and Child Health) interventions for the past two decades is unlikely to meet the MDG goal # 5 by 2015.
For a detailed report: http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative/update/pakistan-disparities-to-access
By Dr Rubina Mumtaz
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Photo: Dr. Martina C. Fuchs, RMF Founder/CEO, making new friends at the Lwala, Kenya Community Hospital, October 1, 2011
We are so grateful to all our friends, supporters and teams around the world and wish everyone a fantastic 2012!
Having wrapped up another successful we want to pause and say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who supported our work in 2011. You have helped us achieve so much, and we give our deep thanks to everyone for your generosity and support!
Real Medicine Foundation in collaboration with the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) established a primary health clinic in Gulbella, Charsadda District of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, aiming to provide free health services at the unit for the Pakistan flood affectees.
This clinic was established in a record short period of time – 7 days – and was formally inaugurated by Dr. Rubina Mumtaz, Country Director, RMF Pakistan, on December 19, 2010. People of the area consider the establishment of the BHU a noble act on the part of the RMF/APPNA since health has always been one of the basic and the most important issues of the region. The facility treats an average of around 50 patients a day.
With the launch of our Sindh Mobile Clinic Initiative, it looks like our team is going to be busy as the region is now experiencing record levels of Malnutrition due to post flood conditions, according to a recently published UNICEF report.
According to an article on the British news group The Guardian (guardian.co.uk):
In Sindh province, where some villages are still under water six months after the floods, almost one quarter of children under five are malnourished while 6% are severely underfed, a Floods Assessment Needs survey has found.
If you were considering donating to a worthy cause in 2010 and taking advantage of the tax benefits of charitable donations, now is your last chance to contribute!
As we look towards new efforts and projects in 2011 it is only through your generous funding that we will be able to continue our long term development projects in some of the poorest areas on this planet.
We are very proud to have just opened another full time healthcare clinic in Pakistan with the support of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) and our fantastic implementing team of doctors on the ground. In addition to our many Flood Relief camps and our other full time clinic in Balakot, are efforts in Pakistan are continuing to gain ground.
The devastating flood during the monsoon season of 2010 created havoc over a wide area across Pakistan. Although the flood affected the lives of thousands of families and individuals in each province of the country, due to Charsadda District’s close proximity to the Kabul and Indus Rivers, the long term damage has been more severe in this area.
“The world’s attention has long since moved on from the Pakistani flood story, but there are still more than 1 million people who remain displaced in Sindh alone, said U.N. humanitarian affairs chief Valerie Amos on Dec. 3 after touring the flood zone.”
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2036064,00.html#ixzz187WcsmAZ