Flood Response Programme
Aga Khan University played its part in assisting people affected by the devastating floods of 2010, the worst in recorded history, and the more recent floods of 2011.
The University provided health care services in 15 districts across Sindh, southern Punjab and Balochistan, focusing particularly on the most vulnerable in any disaster: mothers and young children.
In addition to basic health care, the Programme also included a nutrition intervention component, treating malnourished and undernourished children under five with ready-to-use therapeutic food and micronutrients, and women of reproductive age with folic acid and iron supplementation.
By July 2011, one million people had been treated across various AKU health camps or centres and by the time the Programme closed, nearly 1.3 million people had benefitted from the Flood Response Programme.