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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. 

Patients

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. 

Disease Burden

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.




Women

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

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.