What We Do

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programs

DIABETES, HYPERLIPIDEMIA AND HYPERTENSION

Considering the alarming rate of Diabetes in Pakistan, SHINE launched a holistic Diabetes Program which encompasses medicinal treatment, lifestyle counselling, nutritional support as well as eye care. The program costs $230/year for a patient, and we aim to treat 200 diabetes patients by the end of 2023. With the collaboration of Hussaini Blood Bank and test labs, we have screened a vast number of Diabetes patients. We also monitor patients' blood pressure and obesity levels to ensure a holistic treatment.

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HEPATITIS C

Pakistan has the second highest burden of Hepatitis C according to the latest findings of Lancet. Therefore, to tackle this endemic-SHINE launched its Hepatitis program in collaboration with the Health Foundation which encompasses screenings, confirmation as well as treatment and prevention. We provide vaccination services for prevention of Hepatitis B and our Hepatitis C program provides a medicinal treatment of 12-24 weeks. Currently there are 140+ people enrolled in our Hepatitis C program, with a success rate of 80%. 


Sehat Agahi (Community Outreach)

SHINE Humanity has collaborated with Gharibsons to initiate a Community Outreach Program geared at spreading health and hygiene awareness, engaging with communities, and offering services to tackle their most pressing health needs. Our Community Health Workers conduct house-to-house visits to provide awareness material, nutritional supplements as well as contraceptives to women and other community members.

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Malaria Program

The Malaria program, started in 2017, has been running for over 6 years during which we have tested more than 10,000 patients. The process involves basic history taking and screening, using strip testing followed by confirmatory blood test and thick and thin film microscopy. Each patient is followed up until completely treated from the disease. Recently, we integrated the program with Dengue Eradication, started awareness and preventative measures in the local community via collaboration with institutes like JSMU.


Asthma and COPD Management Program

This program aims to identify and treat people with respiratory illnesses. Screening is conducted with a Spirometry test. This program was in response to a baseline that showed that no intervention was in place for rural communities suffering with Asthma and COPD related issues.For people who show obstructive or restrictive lung disease, we provide inhalers and life-saving medication, as well as educational material in regional languages on smoking cessation. With our experience and the data gathered, we intend to replicate our asthma project to our other clinics and also share our management skills and results with other healthcare entities.

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Public Health Internship

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.


Pani Project

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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Hepatitis Eradication Program

Our Hepatitis Eradication Program started in 2021. In collaboration with The Health Foundation, we initiated screening of the rural population for Hepatitis-C. This was followed by confirming the diagnosis and initiating revolutionary treatment to eradicate the disease from the population. We further included elements of Hepatitis-B  eradication by starting vaccination of the identified patient pool. To cater to the rising disease burden, Lady Health Visitors conduct biweekly hepatitis awareness sessions for the community around the market area, Gharo. 


Malnutrition

The Malnutrition Program at SHINE runs from the Garibson clinic Gharo. Primarily, the screening for malnourished children is done in the community located close to the clinic. The Community Outreach Program works in conjunction with the malnutrition program to screen children using basic health questionnaires and by physically examining the child using the Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) scale. Once identified, children are referred to our clinic for treatment using Ready to use Therapeutic Food.

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Mental Health

Started in 2022, the 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 will also be trained to identify, make a preliminary diagnosis and begin treatment for more severe illnesses such as Schizophrenia.


Anemia Program

Under the 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 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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Clinics

SHINE HUMANITY GARIBSONS CLINIC

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.

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SHINE HUMANITY ZIA ABBAS HAIDER MEMORIAL CLINIC

This clinic is located within the premises of the Koohi Goth Hospital 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.


ZOHRA AND MUMTAZ WELLNESS CLINIC

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.

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SATELLITE CLINICS

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


Sehat Express

In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 10 and 12, SHINE launched its Mobile Health Units to provide a resourceful and innovative healthcare solution to bridge the gap between remote communities and medical professionals. Our clinic is stationed in different parts of Thatta and provides primary healthcare to people in their vicinity. 

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Aziz & Razia Dharamsey Family Foundation Clinic

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 for this kind donation. 


Special Initiatives

SUNEHRA LAMHA

Sunehra Lamha refers to the "golden minute"-the first minute after birth. It is a Helping Babies Survive (HBS)  workshop  which 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.We have trained more than 2,700 medical professionals with over a 100 master trainers successfully.

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PAANI PROJECT

Lack of provision of clean water is one of the biggest causes of diseases in rural areas. To address this issue, we have set up RO plants at Mirpur Khaas, Sujawal and Ibrahim Hyderi. 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.


ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS SYSTEM

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.

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TELEMEDICINE CLINIC

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 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.


Dog bite program

The initiative focuses on providing emergency care to people who have contracted a bite from a potential rabid animal. Considering the region SHINE Humanity has its operation in, multiple cases of dog bites are reported fairly regularly. Many individuals fail to receive the right care leading to a high rate of mortality. Under the initiative we administer life-saving immunoglobulin to the affected individual

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Flood Relief camps

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.


Continued Medical Education

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.

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Giving Back

MEDICAL MISSION

Gilgit Baltistan

An 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 Refugees

In 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.

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FOOD DRIVE

2021

Thanks 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.

2020

In 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.


Past Projects

SINA CLINIC, BALDIA TOWN​

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.

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HISTORY

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.


R.B.U.T PEDIATRIC WARD, SHIKARPUR

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.

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