Sustainable Initiatives believes firmly in the establishment and maintenance of partnerships that can be fruitful for the different stakeholders. Realizing that the environment that surrounds the communities in Hijrat Colony has placed them in extremely vulnerable conditions pertaining to their health, we were able to collaborate effectively with Humanity Initiative, a voluntary and independent organization run by a group of medical students from Aga Khan University and Hospital (AKUH).
Humanity Initiative has had a wide experience in the conducting of free medical camps, which include running screening tests for general medical conditions and eye testing, prescription of medications and dissemination of medications free of cost. Moreover, the organization also disseminates information regarding different health conditions which are common, focusing on the aspect of preventive healthcare. Therefore, they are quite the experts in health awareness sessions. The volunteers of this organization mainly trainee doctors and medical students truly work on the spirit of volunteerism.
Once the collaboration was formed with Humanity Initiative, a free medical camp was held at Jamshed Ahmed Khan School, Hijrat Colony. There were primarily two medical camps that were held, one in the Girl’s Section and the other in the Boy’s Section. Around 500 girls were screened for eye problems, along with general medical conditions. In the boy’s section, around 110 students were part of the medical camp. In the on-going phases of the project, free distribution of medications and eye glasses was also done. Our team provided the organizational support that was required for holding of the medical camp, which was conducted in several phases.
Such a partnership has been forged for the future holding of such camps. We are well-equipped to organize these medical camps not only in schools but different communities which requires community mobilization along with the spirit of volunteerism. Furthermore, follow-up reports are also part of the service that we provide. If you want to know more about Humanity Initiative, please click here