Saving lives in Karachi- Childlife Foundation

05 March, 2019 Pakistan, Health
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In developing countries like Pakistan, falling ill can often be a matter of life and death. The cost of receiving quality healthcare, especially among the impoverished people of Karachi, interior Sindh and Balochistan, can be staggeringly high and out of reach. A large majority of the population residing in these provinces are from low resource communities and low-income households where access to private healthcare facilities are largely unaffordable and inaccessible. Out of desperation, many families take their children to unqualified and unsafe medical practitioners who prey upon the families’ vulnerability, which further places them in even greater precarious circumstances.

Our Response:

To help mitigate this gap in accessing quality healthcare services, IDRF is pleased to be working alongside the Childlife Foundation, to procure and distribute essential medicines and medical supplies to the Pediatric Emergency Room at the Civil Hospital of Karachi, Pakistan (CHK). The CHK is the largest public hospital in Karachi and provides excellent healthcare services, treating approximately 160,000 children up to 13 years of age, annually. Because of support from generous donors like you, over 50,000 vulnerable children, regardless of their race, gender, or religion, will continue to receive vital emergency care and medications.


Note: At IDRF we are committed to managing your funds and being accountable to you as our donors with full transparency. To do this, we are committed to ensuring that the funds you have selected are designated to the appropriate country. In the event IDRF receives funds that cannot be designated to the country selected, then please know that the funds will be redirected to support other vulnerable communities that are in urgent need.