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5,415 babies safely delivered.

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128 birthing attendants trained in modern midwifery techniques.

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7,581 pregnant women registered.

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478 villages visited to carry out 549 training sessions for local villagers

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Every year in Pakistan approximately 476,000 children under the age of five years die of preventable causes - that’s over 1,300 children every day, or 54 children every hour. The devastating impact on parents is unimaginable, especially when these deaths are completely preventable through simple healthcare measures, such as a 20p sachet of rehydration drink for diarrhoea, or oral antibiotics for pneumonia. Thousands of mothers in Pakistan also pass away every year from connected and treatable causes, as a result of poor access to, & quality of, maternal and newborn healthcare services.

Amina’s Story

“There is a vegetable shop in our neighbourhood. Today, when I went there to buy vegetables, a middle-aged woman was standing. There was a little quarrel between the shopkeeper and the woman. I asked the shopkeeper what was the matter, he said this lady has been coming for many days but today she is asking for vegetables again on loan without clearing the previous arrears. I asked the lady what to take, she said in a low voice, if you can find some spinach, I told the shopkeeper to give it. She left. The shopkeeper later told me that she was a widow and mother of several children, and whenever she comes to the vegetable stall, she always asks for the cheapest vegetable. Something broke in my heart. I found out her address and sent one of our staff to her house to inform her of the canteen we are building as part of the hospital outreach services and nutritional programme. We informed her that we will provide not only curry but also bread for her children daily. The DWW staff said that when she told her the good news, she started crying and raised her hands and started praying.” - Eye witness account from DWW Hospital Manager, Pakistan

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Why is the Pakistan Project needed?

Approximately 91,000 children in Pakistan die from pneumonia and 53,300 from diarrhoea a year - both preventable with access to simple and cheap healthcare interventions. Unicef also reports that 75% of newborn baby deaths are caused by three specific & treatable conditions

“It is unbelievable how God led us to this place, where the lives of poor people and their children are saved. We are so thankful to the Doctors Worldwide for this; for talking to our community, and for giving us healthcare without any charges” - Rehana, a recipient of DWW maternal care in Pakistan

“At Doctors Worldwide, we have made a long term commitment to save as many children and mothers as possible so that one day, the tragic statistic of 54 children dying every hour from preventable causes is no longer a reality. Every parent has the right to see their child live a healthy, happy and full life, without it being tragically cut short due to lack of access to basic healthcare.” - DWW CEO, Monowara Gani

The Pakistan Project in Action

DWW is working to provide access to better quality maternity and newborn care by investing in capacity building, improving existing healthcare systems and providing healthcare access for the poorest within the far flung regions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Balochistan provinces in Pakistan. In addition, we are working to increase access to family planning & immunisation services, as well as essential nutrition through our food programme, whilst working towards the prevention and treatment of two of the biggest killers for vulnerable communities - pneumonia and diarrhoea.

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