AKU Health Camps
Camp sites across three provinces
Currently we are maintaining camps sites in Jacobabad (Balochistan), Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur (lower Punjab) and Badin, Tando Mohammad Khan, Mirpurkhas, Umer Kot, Sanghar, Jamshoro, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu and Tando Allah Yar (Sindh). Due to the recent floods and continuous heavy monsoon rains (especially in districts of Sindh), our teams are assessing different flood affected areas where medical assistance is needed.
Free medical services to over a million souls
So far our medical teams have provided free medical services to more than one million people in the regions severely affected by floods and heavy rains. As of September 25, 2011, the number of patients evaluated and managed by AKU teams stood at: 1,182,162.
Trends of the major disease burden
Five major diseases have been observed by AKU medical teams at all the sites, they include: skin disorders, diarrhoea, pneumonia, malaria and conjunctivitis. The first two happen to be the most common among patients.
The 3 highest disorders seen among women
The five standard indicators used by AKU teams to measure women related diseases are: women requiring antenatal care, women with pre‐eclampsia complications, women suffering from anaemia, women suffering from malnutrition and any other infections.
By September 25, 2011, the number of pregnant women provided with antenatal care stood at: 29,260 while 83,331 anaemic women were provided nutrition supplements and 111,419 women with other infections were provided treatment.
Nutrition interventions target women and children
Approximately 40 per cent of all children are malnourished and are being provided with Ready to Use Therapeutic Food and micronutrients. Around 50 per cent of women of reproductive age are malnourished and anaemic and are being provided folic acid and ferrous sulphate tablets.
Deworming syrups and tablets are also distributed among IDPs in flood affected areas.