What We Do



The Malaria program started in 2017 and has been running for over 6 years during which we have tested more than 10,000 patients. This program screens the population for malaria using screening kits, followed by confirmatory blood test and thick and thin film microscopy. Each confirmed case is followed up until completely treated and preventative solutions like mosquito repellants are provided for complete care.

This program was in response to a baseline that showed that no intervention was in place for rural communities suffering from Asthma and other respiratory issues. The program aims to identify and treat people with respiratory illnesses. Screening is conducted through a spirometry test. For patients who show obstructive or restrictive lung disease, we provide inhalers and life-saving medication, as well as educational material in the regional language on smoking cessation and other contributing factors.

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Our public health internship program focuses on introducing the field of public health to students of various disciplines in Pakistan. Each month we take up 2 candidates from institutes around Karachi and broaden their perspective of medicine beyond diagnosis and treatment. The process involves programmatic proposal building, research writing workshops, public health in practice via community outreach and field visits to Sindh.

In 2020 SHINE Humanity started a Paani Project to tackle the root cause behind the outbreak of waterborne diseases in rural communities. The cause behind most gastrointestinal diseases which ail the local community lies in usage of contaminated water. Hence, To date we have installed 6 RO plants in various locations in interior Sindh, including Ibrahim Hyderi,Sujawal and Mirpur Khaas. Through robust collaborations with the local communities, we aim to provide clean drinking water to rural areas.

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Pakistan now has the highest burden of Hepatitis B and C patients globally. Our Hepatitis Eradication Program started in 2021. In collaboration with The Health Foundation, we initiated screening of the rural population for Hepatitis-C. After a confirmed diagnosis, the patients are treated until they are disease-free. We have further included Hepatitis-B eradication by starting a vaccination program from the identified patient pool.

The Malnutrition Program at SHINE runs from the Garibson clinic Gharo. Through this program, we identify and screen children in under-served communities who are suffering from severe and moderate acute malnutrition. A complete follow-up, along with necessary referrals, is managed by the doctors and community outreach team.The Community Outreach Program works in conjunction with the Malnutrition Program to screen children using basic health questionnaires and by physically examining the child, who is then treated by a doctor using medication and RUTF (Ready To Use Therapeutic Packets).


Started in 2022, this program aims to train our medical officers and allied health professionals to identify and treat mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Our medical officers are trained to identify, make a preliminary diagnosis and begin treatment for more severe illnesses like schizophrenia.

Under this program, we aim to identify the school-going children in Gharo at risk of anemia and provide medical care to the individuals identified. Considering the target population, multiple adolescents suffer from anemia due to worm infestation and lack of a healthy diet. SHINE helps cater to this by screening children who show signs of anemia using Hemoglobin strip testing and then treating them through nutritional, pharmaceutical and emergency care. Integration of these efforts with awareness sessions and parental counseling helps build a healthier youth population.

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Thanks to our partners Zohra & Mumtaz Welfare Trust, the Rabies Program has been operating in SHINE Humanity - Zohra & Mumtaz Wellness Clinic (Mirpur Sakro) since 2021. The program involves a Post-Exposure Prophylaxis Center with a wash area, administration of rabies vaccine, rabies toxoid and tetanus toxoid for dog bite victims. All patients are seen by a doctor specifically trained to handle victims who have been bitten by pye-dogs. So far the clinic has successfully provided treatment to numerous patients, most of them young children, whose very lives would have been endangered if not for the timely intervention.

Pakistan with a population of over 220 million has a pediatric population of 35%, one of the largest in the world. With the high incidence of consanguinity in the community, the number of inherited disorders, birth defects and syndromes take a very important precedence in diagnosing and managing pediatric disorders with underlying genetic etiologies.SHINE Humanity has provided a grant to JSMUAANA to fund and support the setting up of a state-of-the-art clinical genetics facility in collaboration with the Pakistani Society of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Situated in the premises of the National Institute of Child Health, Karachi, the upgraded laboratory would address the avoidable autosomal recessive debilitating disorders that arise due to consanguineous marriages. By screening "carriers" the laboratory can help:couples who are planning to have children make informed decisions about their reproductive risks. reduce the number of children born with genetic disorders.identify people who are at increased risk for certain genetic disorders, so that they can be monitored for signs and symptoms of the disorder.


Generously sponsored by the JB Azariah family, our Community Outreach Program caters to 500 households. The team consists of a Community Midwife, Community Health Workers(CHWs) and a Nutritionist. Our activities include awareness sessions, multivitamin supplementation and vaccinations of both children and adults.

In light of the alarming rate of Diabetes in Pakistan, SHINE launched a holistic Diabetes Program which encompasses medical treatment, lifestyle management and nutritional counseling for patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus. We maintain vigilant follow-ups to ensure the community gets the help they need. Screening is done based on HbA1C, a revolutionary step in rural areas, followed by routine blood test for a holistic point of care.


Located in Gharo, and managed in collaboration with Garibson’s, this clinic is run by a team of 4 qualified doctors who provide outpatient primary care, preventive health education and antenatal services. In house 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.

This clinic is located in Koohi Goth, Malir District and provides free primary healthcare. Keeping in mind the dire state of maternal and child health in Pakistan-this clinic was launched as a one-doctor Women’s clinic and has been sponsored by Mumtaz and Munawar Haider in memory of their son.


Located in Mirpur Sakro this clinic is built and funded by the Zohra and Mumtaz Welfare Trust. Since January 2020, SHINE Humanity has been managing the clinic, treating an average of 60 patients a day at this modern facility. This clinic is located about 25 kilometers from Gharo, surrounded by numerous villages that until now have had no access to quality healthcare.

SHINE Humanity adopted a satellite clinic model to provide healthcare access to remote communities in Thatta. Through weekly visits, our dedicated doctors provide consultations to communities in Gul Hassan Samo, Peer Daryabad and Var Town

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We inaugurated this clinic in February 2022 in collaboration with NOWPDP, a disability inclusive non-profit which runs the "Moriro Markaz"- a school for disabled children. This clinic is situated in the exterior of the Moriro Markaz and is a one-doctor clinic which provides free primary healthcare to the people of Sujawal as well as to the students of Moriro Markaz. We are very grateful to Aziz and Razia Dharamsey Family Foundation for this kind donation.

The Thar district of Sindh, inclusive of Nagarparkar, is one of Pakistan's most neglected regions, with insufficient access to healthcare, clean and safe drinking water, and alarming rates of maternal and child mortality. With the support of our generous donors Gul Lot and his family, SHINE Humanity has launched its first clinic in Thar District. Situated in the border town of Nagarparkar, the clinic caters to the needs of under-served communities in the area, providing much needed primary healthcare services. We will soon be starting our signature programs such as the Community Outreach Program and Malnutrition Program, which are essential to combat stunted growth - a very serious issue faced by the children of Thar.


Sponsored by The Aziz & Razia Family Foundation and built specifically for the benefit of flood-affected people, and to reach the more inaccessible areas of rural Sindh, SHINE has two state of the art. Mobile Urgent Care Units which are equipped with all the tools needed to provide effective and immediate care to under-served communities. These clinics have a dedicated medical staff consisting of doctors and nurses, medicines and medical equipment on board, and move from one area to another, providing services along the way.

SHINE Humanity, with the help of the Livestock and Fisheries Department in Sindh has adopted an abandoned dispensary to set up a primary healthcare facility in Chilya. Catering to a community of fishermen and their families, this clinic is the only source of healthcare within a 40-kilometer radius. The clinic started off as a basic healthcare container clinic, however, with the support of a generous donor, SHINE Humanity has built this facility and now introduced vital healthcare intervention programs including the Hepatitis Eradication and Community Outreach Programs amongst others.


Sunehra Lamha refers to the "golden minute" - the first minute after birth. For the past decade, SHINE has been working to help reduce the neonatal mortality rate in Pakistan. Traditional birth attendants, midwives, physicians and medical students are trained to become master trainers and teach basic lifesaving skills to the rural population as part of the program. This program helps disseminate basic maneuvers that help bring a child's life out of risk at birth. To date, we have trained more than 2,700 medical professionals with over a 100 master trainers successfully.

SHINE is the first rural healthcare organization in Pakistan to digitize medical records and move towards paperless clinics. By digitizing all patient data, we aim to make strides in medical research and promote greater donor transparency.


One of the biggest hurdles in Pakistan’s healthcare system is the low Doctor: patient ratio. Thus, we collaborated with Sehat Kehani to open our first telemedicine clinic in January 2019. Telemedicine has enabled us to expand our services to the underserved population of Tando Hyder in Hyderabad DistrictPatients 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.

The purpose of this project is to play a key role in providing healthcare to the disaster ridden flood affected individuals. SHINE initiated the step by assessing the infectious disease burden in the mother and child population with respect to the current climate change crisis in Pakistan. We are focusing primarily on Thatta, Sujawal and Malir Districts, where there is a higher burden of relocated flood affected populations. Mobile units were also set up to supplement our camps in the most impacted areas of Sindh. A primary health care doctor assisted by allied staff evaluates, diagnoses, and treats patients who otherwise would not have access to healthcare.

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A Continued Medical Education program was established for the Medical and Allied staff of SHINE Humanity. In this program, specialists and physicians from the US and Pakistan conduct virtual education sessions for our staff so that they work in accordance with the uptodate practices that help deliver primary healthcare in a much more efficient manner. These sessions also allow expert physicians to assess the quality of care medical staff at SHINE provides to the local community.


Gilgit BaltistanAn invitation by Pakistan Army Medical Corps led to SHINE Humanity undertaking a medical mission to the remote areas of Gilgit Baltistan. In April 2019 a team of 41 dedicated medical professionals travelled to Skardu. In the space of just 4 days, these hardworking volunteers mostly from the USA and UK treated over 4000 patients and performed more than 100 surgeries in 2 hospitals, CMH and DHQ Skardu.Rohingya RefugeesIn 2018 SHINE Humanity coordinated with OBAT Helpers to take a team of volunteer doctors to help the Rohingya refugees near Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Working in harsh conditions these dedicated professionals treated their patients and listened to their stories. Your donations meant we could distribute care packages of food, clothing and blankets.

2021Thanks to our donors The Aziz and Razia Dharamsey Family Foundation and in collaboration with Ehsaas Foundation and Karachi Relief Trust, SHINE Humanity was able to distribute over 1000 bags of food in the villages of Thatta. Each family received a month’s supply of staples such as Cooking Oil, Atta and Sugar, designed to feed a family of 7.2020In the summer of 2020 at the height of the Covid-19 epidemic, SHINE Humanity in collaboration with Akhuwat USA and The Zohra and Mumtaz Welfare Association launched a food drive. In the impoverished villages around Mirpur Sakro, Gharo and Karachi we were able to distribute 4000 food packages containing staples such as Atta, Pulses, Cooking Oil and Sugar.


SINA in collaboration with SHINE provides primary and preventive healthcare, pharmacy, ultrasound and laboratory services to needy residents of Baldia Town Karachi.Around 2,000 patients seen every month.

As part of its relief efforts SHINE provided support to the pediatric wards of the Government run Civil Hospital. An average of 1050 children a month were assured free medical treatment through SHINE’s continued support. This project has recently concluded after serving 45,000 children in six years.


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.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.

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