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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.