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Health 2018-05-15T12:34:11+00:00

The Health Crisis in Pakistan

As an emerging nation, Pakistan faces many challenges when it comes to public health. Due to a lack of awareness of health related knowledge and resources dedicated to health solutions Pakistan has a high number of preventable diseases still present throughout the nation. These diseases bring with them a high death tolls which can be avoided with the proper knowledge and resources. HOPE seeks to fill this void through its work in healthcare, providing the resources to combat these diseases and knowledge to prevent them. HOPE’s work is primarily done in the maternal health section, focusing on newborns and their mothers.

Maternal and child care in Pakistan are major concerns, there are is a high level of mortality during pregnancy and childbirth throughout the country. With an infant mortality rate of 66% and maternal mortality rate of 206/100,000 HOPE has opened a maternal and child health centers in Manzoor Colony, Mujahid Colony, and Bilal Colony to challenge the death toll.

We provide antenatal care to mothers during pregnancy and do child delivery on site. With close to 3,000 child deliveries across our medical facilities, HOPE serves an important role in reducing mortality rates around childbirth. HOPE also takes steps to ensure children who are born have proper immunization.

HOPE encourages family planning especially for young families to help ease parents into parenthood. We offer various programs and opportunities for those seeking to start a family, which includes everything from diet suggestions to monitoring diseases. Our goal is to build healthy families from the start.

Zia Colony Hospital in Karachi

HOPE’s Hospital in Zia Colony was built in 2002 with the help of individual donors and serves Korangi district, a congested region in Karachi with a surrounding population of over100,000.

It is a 50-bedded hospital and the patients are mainly women or children, and many whom are victims of industrial or traffic accidents. HOPE’s Hospital in Zia Colony is the only facility in the area, which treats obstetric complication and emergencies.

Zia Colony Hospital Provides the following Services

In 2017 alone, HOPE’s Zia Colony Hospital treated over one hundred eighty thousand cases, whichbroken down as follows:
108,000 outpatient cases, 21,600 X-rays, 18,000 ultrasounds, 18,000 labs, 9,000 inpatient cases, 3,600 surgeries, 1,800 normal births.
  • 24/7 emergency services
  • General outpatient procedures
  • Gynecologist
  • Orthopedics
  • Cesarean deliveries & normal deliveries
  • Surgeries

  • Neonatal facilities

  • 24/7 emergency services

  • Prenatal and maternal services
  • Diagnostic services (ultrasound, labs, etc.)

Sujawal hospital

Sujawal is a densely populated area about 80 miles from Karachi and 16 miles from Thatta. Its 800,000 constituents live in dire poverty conditions and health facilities in the area are nonexistent.

HOPE’s Hospital in Sujawal began humbly as a basic health unit sponsored generously by Citibank and now is now a 15 bedded secondary care hospital which serviced over 60,000 patients in 2017

HOPE’s hospital in Sujawal receives emergency cases that have rerouted from other basic health units in the area.

Sujawal Hospital Provides the following Services:

  • 24/7 emergency unit
  • General Outpatient Procedures
  • Prenatal and maternal services
  • Gynecologist
  • Diagnostic services (laboratory)
  • General surgeries

Thatta hospital

HOPE’s Hospital in Thattawas established in 2006 through funding from the Japan Embassy and individual donors. It services the district of Thatta, which is located 62 miles from Karachi and has a population of one million people.

Thatta is the largest district in the state of Sindh, but its impoverished constituents suffer from many diseases due to the lack of health facilities. HOPE is the second charitable hospital serving Thatta. In 2017, over 210,000 patients were treated at this 50 bedded facility.

Procedures included:
115,200 outpatient cases, 21,600 labs, 21,600 ultrasounds, 19,800 X-rays, 18,000 emergencies, 10,200 inpatient cases, 4,320 surgeries, and 2,160 normal births.

Thatta Hospital Provides the Following Services:

  • General Outpatient procedures

  • Gynecologist
  • Cesarean deliveries & normal deliveries
  • Orthopedic services
  • Vaccinations
  • Prenatal and maternal services
  • Neonatal care facilities
  • Diagnostic services (ultrasound, labs, etc.)

Basic Health Unit in HUB

HOPE, in collaboration with Asia Petroleum, started a Basic Health Unit (BHU) in the HUB located in Balochistan in August 2010. The population is underserved and lives without electricity, access to clean water, and sanitation facilities. In the past six months we save served over 12,000 patients. Our BHU fills in the medical needs of this community by providing the following services:
  • Outpatient services
  • Maternal check ups
  • Child care
  • Ultrasound facilities

HOPE hospital in Gurumandir

HOPE’s Gurumandir Hospital was founded in 2012 and now sees over 90,000 patients per year. It is a 12 bedded hospital located in the heart of Karachi and provides health care services and medicines free of cost to the surrounding community.
  • General outpatient services
  • Prenatal and maternal care
  • Incubator and neonatal care
  • Diagnostic services (ultrasound, labs, etc.)
  • General surgeries
  • Laboratory
  • Gynecologist
  • Pediatrician

HOPE Maternal and Child Health Center Manzoor Colony

HOPE’s oldest Maternal and Child Health Center (MCH) is located inManzoor Colony and was established in 2000 through funding from the Japan Embassy. Due to its proximity, Manzoor colony MCH acts as a referral center to HOPE’s Zia Colony hospital.

Nearly 17,000 patients were seen at Manzoor Colony in the last year. This included over 6000 mothers and 8000 children.

Services Offered:

  • General prenatal and obstetric care
  • Ultrasounds
  • IV drips for dehydration

HOPE Maternal and Child Health Center Mujahid Colony

Mujahid Colony is a downtrodden neighborhood in the outskirts of Karachi with a population of 40,000 people. HOPE’s Maternal and Child Health Center in Mujahid Colony was established in 2003. It has received funding form the Consulate of Germany and individual donors.

In 2017, over 18,000 patientswere seen at HOPE’s Maternal and Child Health Center in Mujahid Colony, including over 9,300 children and 7,100 mothers.

Services Offered:

  • Prenatal and maternal services
  • Ultrasounds
  • Normal deliveries
  • IV drips for dehydration

HOPE Maternal and Child Health Center Bilal Colony

HOPE’s newest Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Center in Bilal Colony opened in March 2017 and is funded by a private family.Due to a burgeoning population and lack of medical facilities, HOPE’sMCH provides a critical service to the previously underserved community.

In 2017, 20,280 patients were treated at HOPE’s Maternal and Child Health Center in Bilal Colony. These include: 9,360 mothers, 6,864 children, 2,184 ultrasounds, 1,872 IV drips.

Services Offered:

  • Maternal and prenatal care
  • Pediatric care
  • Pharmacy providing medicines free of charge
  • IV drips for dehydration
  • Diagnostic services (ultrasounds, labs, etc.)
  • Infertility treatments
  • Breastfeeding consultants
  • Family planning services
  • Awareness programs for diseases such as hepatitis, hypertension, diabetes

Mobile Health Units

In 2014, HOPE inaugurated its first Mobile Health Unit with the cooperation of Asia Petroleum Limited. Mobile Health Units allow doctors to set up “clincs” in the houses of community volunteers and treat the underserved population, mainly women and children.Each Mobile Health Unit is responsible for covering the same 10 villages every week. Doctors from Karachi staff these Mobile Health on a rotational basis. Medicines and treatments are provided free of charge.

Due to the successful effort, another Mobile Health Unit was set up in 2015.

HOPE’s Mobile Health Unit vehicles are equipped with trackers, courtesy of Asia Petroleum Limited. These units allow HOPE to keep track of what areas have been serviced and improve efficiency.

Services Offered:

  • Treating communicable diseases such as diarrhea, respiratory infections, vomiting, and noncommunicable diseases such as malnutrition
  • Basic medical services
  • Gynecologic and obstetric care
In 2017, a total of 72,384 patients were treated in both of HOPE’s Mobile Health Clinics.  These included: 39,936 children, 17,472 men, and 14,976 women.