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Being Benevolent In an Unjust World

‘Firdous – the most selfless and caring person in my life, taught me the real meaning of being generous. Firdous Liver Center is a gift from her to the entire nation to treat the patients of HCV, free of cost,’ Ishrat Hussain, a thoughtful husband from USA. Many work for a cause, but only a few are truly altruistic. Ishrat, who has made his life’s purpose to fight Hepatitis C (HCV) in Pakistan, is one of those humanitarian. Unfortunately, Pakistan has the world’s second-highest

Miracles Happen, When There Is Hope

Muhammad Hussain woke up in the middle of the night complaining of severe pain in his nose. The 6-year-old boy’s parents worriedly took him to a local clinic where they found that there was pus filled blister in his nose. The doctor gave him medicines but the blister continued to grow into a rare and complex tumor of the nose and para-nasal sinuses. Hussain’s parents urgently took him to a nearby hospital, where he was immediately operated for the nasal

Zainab Story

Zainab: Battling Cancer With Her Artistic Ability

Zainab is a sweet, loving and generous girl, who is always ready to help the people around her. At the age of 12, she started getting frequent fevers and chills with chest pain. The young girl would be constantly tired and often experience shortness of breath. Her concerned parents took her to a nearby clinic and the doctor gave her medicine for fever. As her condition persisted, the doctor suggested them to take her to The Indus Hospital. After several tests,

Empowered Girls Causing Social Change in Communities

Aqsa is studying at the Government Girls High School in Badin. She became a part of the Interactive Research Development’s (IRD) Kiran Sitara Program in 2019. Aqsa is one of a thousand trained adolescent girls – Kiran Sitaras – in Badin who have continued to support their communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Kiran Sitara cohort in Badin has been engaged in door-to-door visits to help understand the health and socioeconomic needs of community members and has facilitated healthcare access

Children with Disabilities Can Experience the Joy of Running

“Mom! Look, I won the third prize in race.” Jamila didn’t believe it, but when Amna handed her the prize, she had to believe it. Her eyes were brimming with tears and she was thinking of the day when Amna was born in 2011 with twisted feet and everyone thought that the disability is her fate. Jamila got married with Nasir in 2009. They were living in Qasba Colony, Karachi. The couple had a miscarriage in the first year of

Healthcare Technology Innovations Can Drive Better Outcomes and Lower Costs; Shakeel Akhter

“When you go to a hospital for a treatment, on every visit either you present your previous test results and prescriptions to refresh your consultant’s memory or the hospital’s management presents your file. These paper files can be destroyed by water, dust, fire or by paper worms. A patient’s medical record is of vital importance, therefore, we needed a system that can save it forever. Plus, the traditional system is not environment-friendly and requires a lot of human effort. These