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- Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Sep 2017
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- Pakistan: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2016
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- Afghanistan/Pakistan: Earthquake - Oct 2015
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- Pakistan: Floods - Sep 2014
- Pakistan: Drought - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Polio Outbreak - 2014-2017
- Pakistan: Dengue Outbreak - Oct 2013
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We have had significant success in reducing the risks of mothers and babies dying during childbirth. In Pakistan, a significant number women in rural areas give birth at home. Our Traditional Birth Attendant training program teaches life saving midwifery skills which are then passed onto other women. To date, we have trained 206 TBAs in a catchment population area of 90,000.
We returned to the areas of Chitraal that was devastated by flash flood last July, we had distributed much needed food, hygiene products and blankets last year to areas that no-one has as yet reached given the difficult terrain. We had heard that this relatively remote area was still facing problems, despite the weather and continuing difficulties with the roads we managed to reach a village called Eshrait over 1500m above sea level in the Hindu Kush mountains. We distributed food packages to 60 families which should last until the weather thaws and more supplies can come through.
More Pregnant Mothers and newborns have the chance to survive in Pakistan from now on
Doctors Worldwide is pleased to announce the opening of its rural maternity health centre, DWW RHC Junejo in Sind Province, Pakistan.
It is the second phase of DWW’s maternal health program in Pakistan, a country ranked 3rd highest in the world where newborns die on their first day of life every year and aims to help to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality.
Doctors Worldwide, a UK based medical relief charity, has opened up a hospital in Peer Sabak, Nowshera District, to provide medical care for an estimated 30,000 population affected by the devastating floods.
Nowshera's hospitals have been flooded and are unable to function since the floods started over a week ago. Further heavy rainfall is expected in the area today, hampering relief work.
"Doctors Worldwide has identified a building in Nowshera District that we are using as a hospital.
Tariqabad Camp - A scabies awareness and treatment day was held in Tariqabad IDP camp on Tuesday 21 st March 2006. Over 200 families attended the event and more than 900 people were advised and given treatment for the condition.
Muzaffarabad, 22 January 2006 - Doctors Worldwide (DWW), an international medical relief organization, announces completion of the construction of Kumikot Basic Health Unit (BHU) in District Muzaffarabad of Pakistan-administered Kashmir. This is the first permanent pre-fabricated structure of its kind put in the entire region since the October 8th earthquake.
Over two million people have been affected
by this earthquake and will need help urgently. More than 60 000 people
have died and hundreds of thousand injured. DWW is working with Muslim
Hands and other NGOs and has sent medical teams to help the victims. The
First team started to work on Monday (10 October) in Muzafferabad which
is the epicentre of the earthquake and where all the hospitals were destroyed.
DWW also has mobile teams is working in surrounding villages. More than
4000 patients have been treated so far.
Doctors Worldwide has made an agreement with a Turkish construction company to build a prefabricated fully equipped clinic in Komikot. It will be built from concrete blocks and the specifications are fire-proof, earthquake resistant to Richter Scale 9, easy to transport and install, totally insulated (weather proof) with a life of more than 20 years. Doctors Worldwide Turkish branch have funded this.
I been here over a week now, we have managed to get the Komikot basic health unit up and running. When I first entered Komikot over a week ago I saw two small graves and two little girls of about 5 or 6 yrs of age sitting by the graves. I was later told those were graves of the two of their friends that were the victim of the earthquake.
The Ministry of Health of Pakistani-administered Kashmir has officially handed-over one of its Basic Health Unit (B.H.U.) located at KOMIKOT effective November 1st, 2005. DWW team with the help existing BHU staff has resumed primary care services as of November 10th in a three-tent facility. A pre-fabricated structure will be erected within 4 weeks time with the support of DWW chapter in Turkey. The proposed new structure of will be furnished with a clinical laboratory, pharmacy, ambulance, portable x-ray and an ECG machine.
We have completed our project in Patikah. We had a presence there for 7 days. We evacuated via chopper nearly 40 serious patients to Muzafferabad and treated nearly 700 other patients in this area alone. We also had an immunization project which was successful in vaccination of nearly 1000 people in the region. We also sent an advance team further up into the Neelum Valley for 48 hours with Army support and guides. They reached those who could not be reached. They saw nearly 100 patients also.
DWW has sent and advanced medical team to a remote and inaccessible region in the lower Neelam Valley. DWW team is currently working in a small village called Pateakah and has established Field Clinic and is currently working with the Pakistan military and ICRC to evacuate patients daily to Muzaffarabad.
We have been involved in 15 evacuations so far and have treated over 300 patients in 4 days of work. We have 3 ER, 1 GP and 1 Anesthesiologist.
There are still injured people coming from the surrounding mountainous and remote areas, many with untreated wounds and injuries. Another increasing problem is dealing with previously poorly treated wounds and operations. DWW teams are working hard, our medical co-ordinator commenting many barely had time to speak to each other.
Team of doctors arrived Islamabad yesterday and located to a camp near Balakot. Another team arrived today and heading towards Muzafferabad. In the meantime one team going to Machiara from Muzafferbad today. Machiara is a remote place and has no road access. There was no relief items arrived there so far. Pakistani army provides helicopter to our team and DWW will set up a clinic to treat patients there. Further two medical teams arriving coming days to extend our work.
DoctorsWorldWide had it's first team on the ground in Muzzaffarabad on Monday Oct10. The have expressed the need for more doctors, inparticular surgeons in this current phase of work, they have treat more 2100 patients so far, working into the night by vehicle headlights.