Before we jump straight to the topic, let us quiz you on Giving Tuesday. How much do you know about this day? Well, the purpose of the Giving Tuesday was a brainchild of Henry Times, 92nd Street Y in New York. The United Nations Foundation partnered up and played a pivotal role in developing the day known today. What began in 2012 as a single event is now celebrated in 75 various countries globally! A fascinating historical fact about Giving Tuesday is that in the year 2020, not one but two Giving Tuesdays were observed! It was done to expedite the COVID-19pandemic support activities. More of this is needed, what do you say?
Healthcare Needs Most of Our Attention Right Now!
What did we learn from the COVID-19 pandemic? Many things, but one key lesson would be that life will go on only if we give preference to healthcare. Rest can wait! We have seen massive financial injections in the healthcare quarters worldwide after the COVID-19 pandemic. But one cannot demand states to take all the responsibility! The community has to throw in its contributions as well. Hence, on days like Giving Tuesday, we must not abstain from contributing in whatever way we can to help our healthcare operations. Especially in undeveloped countries like Pakistan, it is the need of the hour to assist the government so that life returns to routine. Events like Giving Tuesday that has gone global in the last few years present us with an excellent chance in this regard. Any tiny or substantial donation, a dime, or diamond can create a massive difference! So please, don’t let the contribution size discourage your spirit of charity!
Healthcare Donations on Giving Tuesday
What kind of benefactions can you make on a Giving Tuesday? Well, your choices are ample as far as the healthcare sector is regarded. For instance, you could visit a hospital and give essential personal protective equipment to the healthcare team, medications to the patients or some flowers and chocolates to uplift the spirit. You could also provide some tokens of gratitude to the healthcare experts to recognize their duties. But if you are considering something more generous than this, well, donating to NGOs and INGOs that gather funds to help disadvantaged patients will presumably be the most beneficial thing to do. One trust organization that you can contribute to is Transparent Hands.
Healthcare Situation in Pakistan
The health care delivery system in Pakistan consists of the public and private sectors. Under the constitution, health is the primary responsibility of the provincial government, except in the federally administrated areas. The federal and local governments have jointly administered health care delivery with districts mainly responsible for implementation. Service delivery is organized through preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services. The corrective and rehabilitative services are primarily provided at the secondary and tertiary care facilities. On the other hand, preventive and promotive services are mainly offered through various national programs; and community health workers’ interfacing with the communities through primary healthcare facilities and outreach activities.
The high population burden on state health systems has left the private sector to bridge the chasm of building demand and inadequate public health amenities. Consequently, the number of private hospitals, clinics, and diagnostic labs has risen considerably and offers help to the country’s health services. Most private sector hospitals have a sole proprietorship or a partnership organization model. Stand-alone clinics across Pakistan are the principal providers of out-patient care; the bulk of these hospitals fall in the independent proprietorship section.
Despite an extensive and comprehensive health infrastructure, Pakistan’s healthcare delivery suffers from critical issues. Some of these issues include high population growth, uneven allocation of health experts, an inadequate workforce, meagre funding, and limited access to quality health care services.
Monetary Charity’s Value on Giving Tuesday!
Monetary charity shares a vital percentage of activities on Giving Tuesday every year. Keeping in mind how tough the times have been, it also makes sense. Donors from all over the world find ways to improve the living standards for the disadvantaged ones of this world. Whether by donating for food or health, education or sanitation, shelter or safety, the concept remains the same, i.e., partaking in the troubles these people face.
Many charities, NGOs, and INGOs play an active part in making Giving Tuesday the grand event that it has become. Donors can donate to such organizations anytime they like. One such trust organization that you can contribute to is Transparent Hands.
Donate to Transparent Hands
Transparent Hands is the most significant technological platform for crowdfunding in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of accessible healthcare services, including medical and surgical procedures, medical camps, and telehealth facilities, to the impoverished citizenry of Pakistan. The platform provides discernibility to needy patients and builds a unique and committed bond between patients and donors while guaranteeing total transparency. It also sets up free medical camps in the rural areas of Pakistan in which free medical consultation, free medicines, and free diagnostic tests are provided to meritorious patients. Donors from all over the world can use the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal and donate through 100% safe payment modes. They could select any patient, fund the treatment, and receive constant feedback and updates until the patient has healed perfectly.
That would be all for now. Unfortunately, we have to wrap up this brief for now because of the limitations of space and time. Giving Tuesday is yet another note to all of us that the advantaged ones owe the disadvantaged ones. Some of you may be thinking that it is just a different kind of charity, but it is much more than that in actuality. We are talking about a time here that effectively rouse our collective sympathy and empathy. Unquestionably, the warmth of compassion doesn’t dwindle in just one week! So, on a hopeful note that may the Giving Tuesday rekindle the flame of kindness in all of us, we bid you adieu from this space!