SHINE Humanity’s goal is to improve the health status of underprivileged and crisis-stricken communities by providing support for:
- Sustainable, affordable, and quality healthcare services
- Under-funded and/or damaged public healthcare infrastructure.
- Staffing, resource, and management gaps in the healthcare system.
- Comprehensive training and public education campaigns.
SHINE Humanity Garibsons Clinic
Located in Gharo, this clinic is run by a team of 4 qualified doctors who provide outpatient primary care, preventive health education and anti-natal services. Inhouse pharmacy, ultrasound and referral services to hospitals in the city are also available.
Though patients pay a nominal amount for consultations, three days of medications are provided free of cost. Chronic patients receive a regular supply of life saving medications from the clinic.
The clinic sees an average of 200 patients per day.
Sina Clinic, Baldia Town
We have been partly supporting SINA Health and Welfare Trust’s Baldia Town clinic since 2013. Located in the midst of a low-income area of Karachi, this clinic is within easy walking distance of most of the residents of Baldia Town. This close proximity to quality primary care has had a most beneficial impact on the residents, most of whom are daily wage earners.
The clinic provides lab testing facilities, diagnostic ultrasound and preventive health education all under one roof.
2500 patients are seen on an average in a month.
Koohi Goth Clinic
We are proud to have partnered with Koohi Goth Hospital in the opening of our latest clinic in 2019 within the premises of the hospital building.
Koohi Goth Hospital is the only charity fistula treatment center in South Asia. Till now it was lacking a primary care component which SHINE Humanity was able to provide.
The patients are provided free consultations and medications. They can also use the lab testing facility available at the hospital.
We see a 1000 patients per month on an average at the clinic.
Helping Babies Breathe
Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a neonatal resuscitation curriculum developed on the premise that assessment at birth and simple newborn care can prevent infant mortality. This project, spearheaded by a SHINE humanity advisor has helped train midwives and nurses in Karachi and Lahore. With your help, we aim to take this program to every major city in the country.
SHINE humanity provides the training mannequins which are handed over to the midwifes or to the hospital where training is being conducted so that they can be used to train further medical professionals.
We have trained more than 2,700 medical professionals with over a 100 master trainers. This is a program that saves lives.
Clean water availability is an important inequity rural communities in underdeveloped countries face. The health of these communities is closely tied to the ability to access clean water and is seen by SHINE Humanity as one of the keys to transforming healthcare.
To address this issue, we have set up an RO plant at Mirpur Khaas. Another plant is being set up at Mirpur Sakhro, it is located right next to our upcoming clinic in the same location. By providing clean water to the patients and nearby residents in one of the poorest regions in the country, we are ensuring that our approach to healthcare is holistic and goes beyond just consultations and medications.
More of these units (clinic + Ro plants) are planned in the months ahead.
We collaborated with Sehat Kehani to open our first telemedicine clinic in January of 2019, Rural communities often lack access to qualified medical professionals.
Telemedicine has enabled us to expand our services to the underserved population of Tando Hyder in Hyderabad District
Patients are screened by a qualified physician extender who connects them with a physician remotely, using a specialized EMR program. These physicians provide the necessary expertise in diagnosis and treatment of these patients.
All digital records are maintained making followups easier and more effective.
We see an average of 600 patients a month at the clinic
From 2009 to 2013 Shine Humanity was a disaster relief organization providing health and humanitarian aid to beneficaries all over the world.
SHINE was involved in the aftermath of the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, organizing a rehabilitation program that benefited over 400,000 people in Chikar, Kashmir.
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SHINE was able to provide assistance during the 2009 IDP refugee crisis in Pakistan and also provided relief and rehabilitation after the epic floods of 2010 and 2011.
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, SHINE organized volunteer medical teams in collaboration with many international organizations. Patients received emergency medical care, diagnostics, minor surgery and postoperative care as well as donated medication, food and water.