Health Care Provided to Over One Million
July 31, 2011
July 2011 marked a milestone, with one million flood-affected people being treated at an Aga Khan University health camp or centre after the worst floods in recorded history hit Pakistan.
Unsurprisingly, four-fifths of the patients treated over the year have been women and children. Almost half of the children seen were found to be moderately or severely malnourished and almost the same percentage of women were found to be anaemic. Children are being given ready-to-use therapeutic food and micronutrients, while women of reproductive age are being provided folic acid and iron supplementation.
AKU teams continue to provide health care services along with free medicines and lab tests, and community education sessions on WASH (Wash, Hygiene and Sanitation) practices across 15 districts of Pakistan