“Who are we as human beings if we ignore the suffering of others?” List of Top 7 Humanitarian Organizations Providing Free Medical Care in Pakistan
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If we take a closer look at our present world, this is probably the most valid question that we will end up asking ourselves. Whatever malignity, narrow mindedness and disparities we observe today is the result of our own doing! List of Top 7 Humanitarian Organizations Providing Free Medical Care in Pakistan
We have failed to appreciate the humanity of other people, and don’t bother to care about what they are getting even if it is too minimal than what is needed for their survival. We do not bother to give it a thought because our own lives are secured and we are well off to do.
Such self-centered mindsets have created a large gap between our communities and us. We are becoming so insensitive that the pain of our fellow humans does not touch us anymore. As a result, we do not care to contribute towards the welfare of our society.
We need to worry about the problems of our society, and collectively try to resolve them because our uncaring attitude will eventually make this world a cruel and cold place to live in. Honestly, the world would become so miserable that we won’t be able to bear it.
Thus, humanitarian organizations have come forward to make this world a better and fair place for everyone where no one would have to suffer a single day for the want of food, shelter, healthcare or education.
Humanitarian organizations are working dedicatedly to ensure that every life is socially, financially and politically secured and no lives are lost due to man-made conflicts, that are wreaked by mindless politicians and affluent individuals to gain their own political benefits.
Humanitarian organizations are concerned about the health and well being of the victims living in the war havocked regions. They are providing, emergency medical assistance and surgical facilities to the injured and traumatized survivors in these regions to give them long term relief.
Humanitarian organizations are also providing free health care and medication to the poor and vulnerable population, living in low-income localities who otherwise cannot afford to bear the expensive medical treatment when they are sick.
Humanitarian organizations are working to rehabilitate and repair our devastated healthcare system and helping it to stand back strong and self-reliant. It is possible for them to fulfill their sacred vision, humanitarian mission and practical welfare goals, only if we are willing to support them.
Our moral support and financial aid can enable humanitarian organizations to maximize their resources, build a well-trained workforce and fund their charitable projects in order to deliver free medical care to the poor and war victims.
Here we have listed List of Top 7 Humanitarian Organizations Providing Free Medical Care to People in Need in Pakistan :
List of Top 7 Humanitarian Organizations Providing Free Medical Care in Pakistan
1. Transparent Hands
2. Edhi Foundation
3. Shahid Afridi Foundation
4. Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital
5. Fauji Foundation
6. Acid Survivors Foundation
7. Al-Shift Eye Trust Hospitals
Free Healthcare Services for those Who Cannot Afford :
“Transparent Hands” is the largest technology platform for crowdfunding in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of free healthcare services including medical and surgical treatments, medical camps and tele-health facility, to the underprivileged community of Pakistan.
The platform provides visibility of needy patients and builds a personal and trusted bond between patients and donors while ensuring complete 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 facility is provided to the deserving patients.
Committed to Provide Free Healthcare Services to People in Need Across Pakistan :
Transparent Hands provides free medical and surgical treatment facility to the deserving patients across Pakistan in private hospitals. It also sets up free medical camps in rural areas of the country. Transparent Hands is also providing healthcare at doorstep through its advanced tele-health service.
Donors from all over the world can use our online Crowdfunding web portal and donate through 100% secure payment modes. They could select any patient, fund the treatment and receive regular feedback and updates until the patient is recovered completely.
Our User Friendly Online Fundraising Platform Works as Follows :
- Choose the medical project that you want to fund.
- Choose from a number of payment methods as per your convenience.
- Donate for that particular project and get tax exemption.
- Get regular updates of the patient until he/she gets completely recovered.
Fund the Surgeries & Medical Treatments of Deserving Patients by Giving Donation/Charity :
We are blessed with good health and wealth and it’s our duty to further utilize them for the service of mankind. Even a small amount can create a lasting impact in someone’s miserable life. Spend your wealth on a noble cause and transform the lives of deserving people of Pakistan. The amount which you’ll contribute, towards the surgeries and medical treatments of thousands of people will bring them back to better health and improve their living.
With the help of Crowdfunding by kind donors like you, many people under Transparent Hands were given medical relief for free. But there are still thousands of people who are in dire need of your support and are waiting for a miracle which could save their lives. Together, we can transform many lives for which we need your continued support. Let’s unite and make effort in making Pakistan an ideal place to live, where everyone has access to basic healthcare facility regardless of his financial capability.
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“Edhi Foundation” is the social welfare service provider across the world running on non-commercial, non-political and non-communal basis, serving round-the-clock without any discrimination of color, class and creed is enjoying exclusive credentials in the shape of awards and shields conferred upon Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi and Mrs. Bilquis Edhi by governmental and non-governmental organizations, on national and international level for rendering their exemplary services to humanity in multidimensional fields.
The diversified fields in which Abdul Sattar Edhi played his greatest role for; saving the lives of thousands of newborn babies by placing the cradles outside the Edhi centres, fostering the abandoned babies and children, free nurturing disabled and handicapped people, free caring and feeding women and elderly people who were subjected to torture or neglected by their families, free support to ailing patients by providing free medication and medicines through mobile dispensaries, hospitals and the diabetic center at Karachi.
In addition to above, he offered his services in many other areas—like providing land, air and marine ambulance services during accidents to shift patients to hospitals, national and international relief and aid assistance to the affectees of natural debacles, providing relief aid to refugees in various countries, providing emergency services to the sufferers of drought, fire and flood, saving the lives of drowned people added with recovering dead bodies from the seas and floods, free rehabilitating the drug addicts, free tracing the missing people, free arranging marriages for the helpless girls and boys, providing free food, clothing and blankets to needy people.
Besides above, he also served the humanity by offering his services, by providing free technical education to needy people to make them self sufficient through the technical knowledge and skills, providing religious education to the children to make them the best human beings, providing consultancy on family planning and maternity services, providing free blood and plasma to the people, providing free shelter, food and caring to mentally retarded people, caring by giving shelter and food to orphan and helpless children.
Services to humanity rendered by Abdul Sattar Edhi and his spouse Mrs. Bilquis Edhi never end here, he played his role in some more areas—such as; provided free legal aid to bail out the prisoners, financial and medical support to the prisoners, provided crutches and supporters to the handicapped people and gave exclusive free bathing and shrouding services to unclaimed dead bodies, so on and so forth. All these services are so much outstanding and exceptional that Edhi Foundation’s role can truly be attributed to an unprecedented example of services to the nation and country of Pakistan as well as humanity, across the globe.
- Ambulance Service
- Child Adoption Center & Childcare Services
- Edhi Homes & Orphanage Centres
- Educational Service
3. Shahid Afridi Foundation :
“Shahid Afridi Foundation”, founded in March 2014 by the famous cricketer Shahid Afridi also known as “Boom Boom” worldwide, was a step towards a better Pakistan. The organization was established in view of improving living conditions of poor and destitute members of the society.
The first project by the foundation, a hospital in Tangi Banda Village of Kohat called “Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Memorial and Charity Hospital” was developed successfully. The foundation has also worked on the water shortage issues in villages of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by fixing simple hand pumps. SAF gave scholarships to 12 deserving students of Farabi Government School in year 2014. To continue the tradition it shortlists candidates for scholarship. SAF also displayed support with Dar-ul-Sukun (Karachi) by undertaking the special children ward financially on 16th October 2015.
Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) is committed to changing the lives of people, however whatever we do would be incomplete without your love and support. The foundation works like a family, a family dedicated to providing better healthcare, education and clean drinking water to every member of society and become a ray of hope for children, youngsters and adults alike.
Vision & Mission :
We aspire to transform lives with an ocean of love, happiness and prosperity for the underprivileged people in Pakistan and across the globe.
Hope not out!
To spread education and health services across every corner of Pakistan and work on world peace via sports diplomacy and humanitarian aid enabling ethical, moral and intellectual enlightenment.
Services in Health Sector :
-> Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Charity Hospital :
The hospital is equipped with all major machineries and facilities, completed with 16 beds,4 full-time doctors along with other part-time specialists, the hospital is providing free primary healthcare facilities to the poor and ailing community since hospital started its operations in March 2014.
According to a SAF Lady Doctor “With the help of organizations such as Shahid Afridi Foundation; quick, easy and affordable access to basic healthcare has been made possible, helping women practice mother and child care, pre and post-pregnancy, plus dealing with ailments of the elderly.”
-> Thar Hospital :
SAF has collaborated with Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company and Indus Hospital to build a 250 Bed State-of-the-Art Hospital in Islamkot area of Thar region of Sindh. SAF is focusing on the health of mother & child, the construction cost of mother & child block will be born by SAF and it will be named as Shahid Afridi Foundation Mother & Child Block.
Access to proper, affordable healthcare has been a serious concern within Tharparker, with major issues regarding childbirth, plaguing the people on a yearly basis, resulting in high infant and maternal mortality rates. This brought our attention to the need for awareness along with a viable healthcare outlet for the benefit of these people, the Foundation in collaboration with Thar Foundation was able to improve the existing situation by establishing a hospital in that region.
“To act as a model institution to alleviate the suffering of patients ,with cancer through the application of modern methods of curative and palliative therapy irrespective of their ability to pay, the education of health care professionals and the public ,and perform research into the causes and treatment of cancer.”
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Their leadership brings together years of experience and expertise with the mission of fighting cancer, and unprecedented commitment to patient care, education and research.
Clinical Services :
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre offers a complete range of health care services.
Projects of SKMT :
The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust realizes its responsibilities in the fight against cancer, and therefore it has established a number of centres all over Pakistan that help in the awareness, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Pakistan.
- Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (Lahore, Pakistan), the first specialized cancer facility in the entire region with all the cancer diagnostic and therapeutic facilities under one roof, inaugurated on December 29, 1994.
- Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (Peshawar, Pakistan), built according to the latest international healthcare standards, inaugurated on December 29, 2015.
- Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (Karachi, Pakistan) Land Awarded, Planning in progress.
Outreach Cancer Screening Clinics :
- Shaukat Khanum Walk-In Clinic (Karachi, Pakistan)
- Shaukat Khanum Walk-In Clinic (Peshawar, Pakistan)
- Shaukat Khanum Walk-In Clinic (Lahore, Pakistan)
- Shaukat Khanum Walk-In Clinic (Multan, Pakistan)
Diagnostic Centres :
- Shaukat Khanum Diagnostic Centre (Lahore, Pakistan)
- Karachi Diagnostic Centre and Clinic (Karachi, Pakistan)
Their Services :
As one of the largest cancer care centres in Pakistan, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre offers a complete range of health care services including clinical, diagnostic, out-patient and others.
5. Fauji Foundation :
“Fauji Foundation” (also known as Fauji Group), is amongst the largest business conglomerate in Pakistan which “Earns To Serve” the interests of ex-servicemen.
It is basically a Charitable Trust founded in 1954 for the welfare of the ex-servicemen and their dependents. It is incorporated under the Charitable Endowments Act 1890.
Fauji foundation is proud that from Rs 18.2 million in 1953, it today runs more than 18 industries, the income from which is utilized to serve about 9 million beneficiaries (5 % of country’s population). Generally, more than 80 percent of the income goes towards the welfare activities every year.
The welfare is conducted through health care, education and vocational/technical training. To a limited extent welfare is also a by- product of employment generated for the beneficiaries through commercial and welfare activities. Presently, the welfare is conducted through 115 medical facilities, 100 Schools & Colleges, 65 Vocational Training Centers and 9 Technical Training Centers.
“To provide and generate funds for welfare measures and benefits of ex-servicemen and their families”.
As a role model welfare-cum-industrial organisation, maintain sustained operational excellence in health care, education and industry.
Provide and facilitate quality education and health care.
- Provide and facilitate quality education, including technical and vocational training.
- Provide and arrange health care, including artificial limbs.
- Improve financial strength and profitability through strong investments.
- Set benchmarks comparable to international standards.
- Achieve operational excellence in all its ventures.
- Increase efficiency and productivity through good management practices.
- Be an environmentally conscious organisation.
HEALTH CARE SERVICES :
The Fauji Foundation Health Care System began with the establishment of a 50 bed TB hospital in 1959 at Rawalpindi. Today, the Fauji Foundation Health Care System is the largest medical chain outside the Government sector, spread all over Pakistan. In order to provide best medical treatment and care to the beneficiaries all the FF Medical Projects are equipped with most sophisticated and modern equipment to achieve best diagnostic facilities.
HEALTH CARE PROJECTS :
- Other Health Care Units
- Artificial Limb Centre
Fauji Foundation has 126 medical facilities, with over 735 Doctors, 64 Adm Officers, 1,544 Para-Medical and 2,618 Adm Staff.
Salients of the Foundation’s Health Care System are :-
Mobile Health Clinics operate around selected Fauji Foundation medical projects; within a round-trip distance of 175 km in the plains, and 120-150 km in the mountains. Since inception, over 27.5 million patients have been provided treatment through these health care units.
Free specialized treatment is extended to patients, outsourced, where necessary.
Since the commencement of health care operations, 1.50 million indoor and 64.31 million outdoor patients have been treated. Overall 89.95 million patients have been treated and Rs. 56.539 billion have been spent on health care programmes.
6. Acid Survivors Foundation :
“Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF)” was founded in 2006 with the support of a UK-based organization: Acid Survivors Trust International to support survivors of acid attacks in Pakistan.
Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF-Pakistan) is a Pakistani non-profit organization working since 2006 to eradicate acid violence from Pakistan and to promote human rights of acid burn and other burn survivors, through a peaceful democratic process.
Our Mission :
ASF Pakistan’s mandate is to work with multiple relevant stakeholders, through peaceful and democratic processes, towards the elimination of acid violence in particular and Gender-based violence at a larger level, and towards the empowerment of survivors ,women and children in particular, so that they can exercise their basic human rights.
To make Pakistan an acid and burn violence free country in which men, women and children fully exercise their basic human rights.
Goals of the Organization :
ASF is following a culture sensitive, holistic 4 component developmental and human rights based approach:
1) Stop acid and burn violence and prevent the proliferation of attacks.
2) Ensuring that the survivors receive best medical treatment available, in the long run.
3) Ensuring that the survivors get justice, exercise their fundamental rights in accordance with the Pakistani constitution and international conventions.
4) Enabling the survivors to end up as proactive, democratic, empowered and autonomous citizens.
1) Empowerment program :
Provision of comprehensive rehabilitation services to victims of acid/burn attacks along with legal aid and personal development services.
2) Communication For Change :
a) Evidence/research based advocacy and lobbying to establish an effective comprehensive acid and burn legislation in Pakistan to prevent acid attacks, provide medical and rehabilitation services for survivors of attacks, regulate and monitor acid sale, ensure gender justice in the long run.
b) Advocacy and lobbying for pro women and girls laws that contribute to creating a gender equitable environment and hence to curbing acid and burn violence.
3) Preventive Diplomacy :
Enhancement of awareness, education and conducting training programs to mitigate conflicts and curb the resulting cycle of gender based violence eventually leading to acid or burn attack.
4) Capacity Building Program :
Enhancement of local capacities to address/respond to acid violence and Gender-based violence in general.
5) Child Protection Program :
Ensure that all programs are articulated in a child friendly manner as 15% of victims are children.
7. Al-Shift Eye Trust Hospitals :
“Al-Shifa Trust” was established with the aim of prevention and control of blindness by providing standard and sustainable eye care services, which are accessible and affordable to all regardless of gender, race, color or religion. Its essential components would be hospital-based tertiary eye care services, community-oriented prevention of blindness program, need-based human resource development, promotion of basic and applied research in ophthalmology and development of appropriate and affordable technology.
Main Features :
- Non-Political, non-governmental, not-for-profit, charitable organization.
- Chain of Modern Eye Hospitals at Rawalpindi, Kohat, Sukkur & Muzaffrabad.
- Quality training for doctors and paramedics.
- Widespread outreach programme with eye camps all over the country.
- Disease specialist clinics for all major eye diseases.
Al-Shifa Centers :
-> Light – House (A Low Vision Department) :
“Patients with no vision and low vision are treated here”.
Al-Shifa established a LOW VISION Rehabilitation Center for the first time in Pakistan in 1993 and since then, has been providing this service to people from all over Pakistan.
Light House is dedicated to helping people off all ages overcome the challenges of vision loss, and is a modern rehabilitation center for people of all ages and different needs ranging from Low Vision to NO vision who cannot be further treated with surgery, medicine and refraction.
-> Orthoptics :
Orthoptics department is working in Al Shifa since 1995. In beginning it was working in combination with low vision department, but with increase in ratio of patients it started working independently from 1997. From beginning it was run by a foreigner, she trained Orthoptist at Al Shifa. She has managed so many patients during this period and even Orthoptist are also trained here even from abroad.
Orthoptics clinic is able to deal with every aspects of squint. The staff at Orthoptics clinic can perform all the tests required for diagnosis of all types of squint. These include checking of visual acuity, angle of deviation, and functional assessment of deviated eye, and we even prescribe glasses, patching, prism and muscle exercise according to requirement. Squint was previously thought to be a permanent and untreatable condition but in fact it can be managed successfully.
Diagnostic Facilities :
- A-Scan / Biometry
- Visual Field Analyzer / FDT
- Fundus / Retinal Camera
- Corneal Topography
- Specular Microscopy
- Corneal Confocal Microscopy
- Galilei Corneal Scanner
- IOL Master
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