Tharparkar Pakistan Needs You
Devastation in Tharparkar:
- Death toll of malnourished children rises to 52 over past two weeks
- 95 children in critical condition transported to Hyderabad hospitals for treatment
- Deadly combination of famine and drought has left people in state of anguish and despair
- The ongoing famine for past three years has claimed hundreds of lives.
HHRD Efforts in Tharparkar:
- HHRD intervened with emergency relief efforts in 2014 with provision of food and clean drinking water through trucking.
- HHRD-Water For Life (WFL) program took steps towards providing relief to drought-affected communities in the deserts of Tharparkar
- HHRD initiated 83 water projects in 2015 with 21 more projects still underway for the next few months.
These water projects have been implemented in four categories including:
- Installation of 40 community Hand Pumps
- Construction of 25 Water Wells
- Installation of 15 Solar Powered Submersible Pumps
- Installation of 2 Submersible Pump with Reverse Osmosis Filtration Units.
Numbers Speak Volumes:
- Tharparkar is the most impoverished district of Sindh Pakistan, with the highest infant and children mortality rate in the country.
- For every 1,000 children born 45 to 50 do not survive or 90 to 100 die within their first five years of birth.
- This is due to the lack of clean water which causes malnourishment in expecting women coupled with poor post natal care at many hospitals.
HHRD’s Current Project in Tharparkar:
In light of the current situation, HHRD has decided to intervene by adopting some of the operational aspects of the newborn nursery projects at the Mithi Civil Hospital for the duration of 2016. Crucial repairs are needed to medical equipment as well as, compensation to retain professionals in the area.
- Featured report on BBC Urdu Services highlighted HHRD’s work in the nursery of Civil Hospital, Mithi this past year
- $10,000 worth of equipment donated to the gynecology and pediatric ward of the hospital
- Qualified medical technician hired to train the hospital staff and local volunteers.
Help Ensure the Safety of these Children:
We humbly appeal to all HHRD patrons for their generous donations towards this cause of saving lives of newborns and their mothers at: >>>