The goal of this project is to establish a Community Care Clinic in Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunwa, a township in Pakistan devastated by the 2010 floods. The objective is to provide primary and preventive care care services to under-served communities living in the vicinity, especially in the tent city that has sprung up close to the potential site. The objective also is to improve health services and subsequently the quality of life of these individuals, especially the women and children who are the most vulnerable and who have been impacted by natural disaster and political conflict. The building we have identified has several rooms, regular utilities supplies, is on the main trunk line, and is adjacent to a refugee camp where over 1,500 people have set up temporary shelters.
SHINE Humanity specifically is working on the following activities:
- Rent a temporary site to open a community clinic
- Recruit medical and support staff to run the clinic
- Procure supplies and equipment needed to provide for patient care and operate the facility
- (By 10/10) Open a walk-in clinic for a period of six months, providing primary and preventive care services between 8 am till 4 pm, 6 days a week
- Establish a 24-hour urgent care facility and minor OT to handle trauma, injuries and other emergencies
- Provide daily management, monitoring & oversight of staff and supplies at the facility
- Collect patient data and financials so as to evaluate the overall success of the project for the duration of the six months
Who will benefit from our venture?
We expect being able to treat between 100 to 130 low income patients a day. This is projected to reach approximately 15,000 patients over the a six month period. Approximately 80% of these will be women and children. These patients are expected to come from all over Charsadda, but most heavily from the tent village that has been established across the street from the site location.