Gharo and Baldia.

The clinics in Gharo and Baldia town are well established and running smoothly. Since the beginning of the year we have treated around 48,000 patients requiring primary care. In Gharo, due to an increase in patient numbers we are looking into hiring a 3rd doctor and expanding our services to include ultrasound  echocardiogram. We have initiated CME (Continued Medical Education) for our doctors so that they can stay up to date on the latest medical procedures and advancements.

Although the majority of the patients in Gharo comprise of women and children, the clinic often sees patients like Hanif who are persuaded to come in by family members.
Hanif was run over by a motor cycle and tried various home remedies, eventually he came into the clinic with a swollen ankle, pain and high fever. At the SHINE Humanity clinic he received treatment from a qualified doctor,his wound was cleaned and dressed and he was given antibiotics to treat the infection. All medicines were provided free of cost.

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Shikarpur

In the wake of the epic 2010 floods, SHINE Humanity initiated a program to support the pediatric wards of R.B.U.T Civil  hospital Shikarpur. Through your generous donations we were able to provide free medicines and medical supplies to well over 1100 children every month with almost 75,000 needy children benefiting directly from your support.

As of October 2016, after running the project successfully for 6 years, SHINE has decided to bring this project to an end. Our commitment to helping the under served population of Sindh will again be the under laying factor when we take up a project elsewhere.

By educating the parents on the need for routine immunizations and by offering timely medical help, mortality rate at the Pediatric ward fell by one third over a period of six years.

Paani Project

We are pleased to announce that Shine Humanity has received a grant of $100,000 from the Ogasawara Foundation Japan to support the Paani Project. We have pinpointed a number of villages around Gharo where community stills will be installed with the help of Voltek Energy, Inc. These stills will provide clean, safe drinking water.

Helping Babies Breathe

After having already trained around 600 doctors, nurses, midwives and LHV’s, Dr Naghmana Shafi will be in Karachi in November for her next training sessions. The program (HBB) will be expanding its outreach by conducting courses in Lahore for the first time.

Acknowledgements

  • We are very grateful to Dr. Yasmeen Ruhge ,Marilyn Wyatt and a host of donors who donated generously to purchase a state of the art Echocardiogram machine through “Have a Heart for Gharo – Go fund me” campaign. The machine will be installed in our Gharo Clinic in December and a trained technician will be hired to ensure that we get maximum benefit from the donation.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Sara Khan on her upcoming wedding in January, She has very graciously asked her guests/well wishers to donate to SHINE Humanity instead of a wedding gift.
Dear Friends,

We would like to remind you that our annual gala is coming up on Sunday, the 21st of February. If you have not yet had a chance to purchase your tickets, please do so at our website. Please join us to support our cause in helping the underprivileged. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Naila or Caitlin at the numbers listed below. We look forward to seeing you there!
Naila Ahmed 714.661.6048
Caitlin Maltbie 949.344.0988
The Gala will be held at:
The Hyatt Regency, Long Beach
200 S Pine Ave., Long Beach, 90802 CA

12 p.m.

By the end of October 2015, your generous support has helped us in the treatment of 59,823 patients surpassing last years total of 59,819. The increase in the number of patients is a testament to the need of charitable services in the areas we serve and the patients’ faith in our care.

In October, we completed 5 years of service for the needy children of Shikarpur at the government’s R.B.U.T Civil Hospital. SHINE Humanity, through the generosity of its donors helps provide free medicines and medical supplies for an average of a thousand children each month. The mortality in these wards has fallen from 88 in 2011 to 22 in 2015. Parents are educated on the need for seeking timely medical care and routine immunizations for the children.

The outpatient primary care clinic in Gharo has relocated from Aasra General Hospital to the main market area where it continues to serve around 2000 beneficiaries each month from this and surrounding areas.

Women and children continue to be the greatest number of beneficiaries in Gharo and Baldia Town.

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Since the clinics have been in these areas for a while now, some patients requiring long term care for chronic diseases have become regulars at these clinics. Baba Uzair is one such patient- who came to the Gharo clinic with uncontrolled blood sugar .He also had an infected abscess on his left shoulder. He is a very poor man who could not afford the medicines prescribed by a consultant.

SHINE Humanity Health Care Clinic Gharo provided him the required medications and dressed his wound daily. His wound is well healed now and he visits the clinic for his diabetes.

We would like to thank Dr. Seema Hassan who is leaving due to personal reasons. We are extremely thankful for her dedication to SHINE and wish her the best in all of her future endeavors.

Almost 30 million people, or over 9 percent of the population suffer from diabetes in the United States alone. This makes diabetes, a disease that is often accompanied by other health complications, the seventh leading cause in death each year. Although scientists are still researching and trying to understand ways to prevent type I diabetes, there are specific steps we all can take in preventing type II. All of the ways in which we can prevent type II diabetes are related to our lifestyles. One of the most significant ways we can help ourselves is to engage in physical activity regularly. The International Diabetes Federation states that just 30 minutes a day of exercise can reduce your risks of developing type II diabetes by 40 percent. Coupling a nutritional diet with exercise is vital for good health, and can help out even more. Avoiding other unhealthy risk factors such as smoking, stress, and depression can greatly help your chances as well, and also making sure to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep each night. With more awareness and education, we can help ourselves and others around us against this deadly disease.

This post is a day late, but we could not miss out on sharing this valuable information with you!

Yesterday was International Day for Disaster Reduction, a day in which we acknowledge and remember those who have lost their lives in a disaster, along with those who have lost their lives saving individuals during disaster relief efforts. We encourage everyone to set aside this day to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and neighborhoods. Doing your part in this bolsters the overall goal of this day as a vehicle to promote a global cultural awareness of natural disaster reduction, which includes prevention, mitigation, and preparedness.

This year’s theme, Knowledge for Life, is meant to focus on the traditional, native, and local knowledge which goes hand-in-hand with modern-day science, and also to supplement individual and societies’ resilience. If we are able to recognize early warning signs that occur in nature and take action, it can be vital in ensuring safer, more efficient outcomes in disasters such as heatwaves, earthquakes, and floods.

http://www.un.org/en/events/disasterreductionday/

We are proud to announce that we collected 592 pounds of donated food items during our SHINE on Hunger 2015 Food Drive this past June! This equates into 493 meals for hungry families in the Orange County area that will be distributed by Second Harvest Food Bank. SHINE Humanity would like to thank everyone who helped with this effort and in donating, including our Office Manager, Naila Ahmed, Shaheen Awan, Fizza Ashary, Caitlin Maltbie, and CSULB Project Nur President, Michelle Nyugen. We would have not been able to hit this incredible mark without your help! This effort signifies an important contribution to our community, as hunger is a perpetually significant issue in our area. We look forward to continuing our efforts throughout the year, and we believe we can do even better next time!

“And what I may have to bestow

I never will squander away….,”

Today, as we celebrate World Humanitarian Day, we pay tribute to the spirit of volunteer service and all of those—many of whom have been negatively impacted by humanitarian crises–who have given back to humanitarian efforts across the world. Today, make the choice to give back like those who have inspired this day by giving back. Whether it be joining a local non-profit, donating to a charity, or practicing random acts of kindness, realize your potential in helping others. Now, more than ever, people everywhere are facing heightened adversity in numerous ways. Disaster, disease, hunger, and homelessness are just some of the issues people face everywhere. Donating just a small amount can go such a long way. With your help, we can contribute to the effort in aiding others who are experiencing these issues. Take today to give back and inspire others to do the same.

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Check out what others are doing to give back by visiting WorldHumanitarianDay.org.