June 2012


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A total of 12,269 beneficiaries were treated at the Shikarpur,  Bagh- Dhere Swat and Charsadda facilities during March and April of 2012.

Shikarpur: The SHINE Humanity / CDRS pediatric centers and the Civil Hospital Pediatric ward  in Shikarpur which is supported by donations from SHINE and its supporters  provided care to 1813 children during March and April of this year. 47.55 percent of the patients were girls and 52.45 percent  were boys under the age of 14.The most common diseases observed were diarrhea, lower respiratory tract infections and suspected cases of cholera. The cases of suspected cholera are reported to the World Health Organization and are treated according to recommended protocol.

Swat: 6234 patients  were seen at  the  IDRF supported Bagh- Dhere Maternal and Child facility in Swat  during March and April . 48.9 percent were women and 42.6 percent were children under the age of 14. The most common diseases seen were Upper respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, acid peptic disease. Hypertension and Anemia were also  observed among some patients.

Ishtiaq, is  a 12  year old boy  who presented to us  on April 3, 2012 with itching over the whole body for  the last 8 days. The same complaint was presented by his family members. Ishtiaq was diagnosed with scabies, a contagious skin condition, which was infected in this case.
Ishtiaq and his whole family were treated with medications and appropriate education on hygiene and prevention of spread and future contraction of this disease.
Ishtiaq’s case is an example of  collective individual and community   health whereby  not only was the patient treated but his whole family was treated and educated on preventive measures. Thus, the collaborative partnership between IDRF, SHINE Humanity  and  CDRS helps not only an individual but the whole community at large.

Charsadda: Total number of patients treated during March and April  at the outpatient clinic in Charsadda were 4222;  out of which 39.2 percent were women and 48.8 percent were children under the age of 14. The most common diseases observed at this facility were Diarrhea, upper and lower respiratory tract infections and gastritis.

Swat, June 16-17, 2012

Medical Camp Report:

A multi-specialty medical  camp was set up  at the  IDRF supported

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SHINE Humanity/ CDRS – BEGH Maternal and Child Facility  in Bagh-Dhere, Swat on June 16 and 17 in collaboration with the Khyber Medical College [KMC], Peshawar. The KMC team of 12 medical students  and 13 physicians comprised  of  pediatricians, dermatologist, gynecologist,ENT specialist, ophthalmologist,  primary care physicians and  was led by Prof.  Ijaz, Vice Principal of KMC. Free check up was provided to all who could not afford the very nominal fee of Rs.30 [ $0.32].   850  residents from Bagh Dhere and surrounding areas received a check up  over the two days and were given free medicines if needed. 40 per cent of the beneficiaries  were women,35 percent were children, and 25 percent were men. It is encouraging to have a high turn out of females in this mostly male-dominated area.
We would like to thank the staff and students of Khyber Medical College for coming to Bagh Dhere and providing  their specialized care to the residents of this remote area of Swat.

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SHINE Humanity wishes all Dads a ” Very Happy Father’s Day”

 

 

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SHINE Humanity [SH]  began its fourth phase of its post- earthquake and tsunami  relief efforts in Japan in collaboration with Youth for 3.11 [Yf311] and Kokoro Wellness Network [KWN] on April 27,2012. Through this project  SH will collaborate with Yf311  and it’s graduate and undergraduate student volunteers to deliver  much- needed services to victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Japan in March 2011. KWN will collaborate to provide  mental health issues orientation for volunteer students of Youth for 3.11  who are serving  in the project  areas  as well as provide assistance for the student volunteers.

So far 23 student volunteers have been engaged in rice planting in the rice fileds in Minami-Sanriku, Miyagi, as well as  providing academic support for elementary students, running an after-school community for children at temporal houses, sorting out the in-kind donations and emergency supplies and delivering them to schools in Ishinomaki. SHINE Humanity will continue to support the student volunteers for four months  with funds that were raised for  the Japanese disaster of March 2011.

SHINE Humanity would like to thank all its donors who contributed for the Japan Relief Fund making it possible for us to help serve  in the relief and rehabilitation phases.