We are delighted to announce the Foundation has awarded a Community Grant of £5,000 to fund 500+ care packages to Sehat Kahani, a leading digital healthcare platform, to support flood victims in Pakistan.
The recent flash floods in Pakistan in August 2022, have not only damaged people’s homes but it has also taken their shelters and livelihoods. According to the UN, the floods in Pakistan have affected more than 33 million people, impacting a geographical land size of the UK. Damage can be seen across the country, as Sindh, Punjab, Khyber Paktunkhwa, Balochistan, and Gilgit Baltistan. Many parts of the country still remain flooded with media reporting the impact could last a whole generation. The funding from the Foundation will provide critical support to those most affected and who have been left destitute.
According to Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, the country is undergoing a humanitarian crisis due to the massive rainfalls and flooding. This has led to 900+ people who have lost their lives, over 40,000 households destroyed, and 495,000 households displaced. The two poorest provinces of Balochistan and Sindh have been the most affected. The humanitarian situation in Pakistan has deteriorated in the last two weeks; heavy rain continues to cause flooding and landslides which have resulted in displacement and infrastructure damage.
Sehat Kahani has pledged to set-up 100 health camps across Pakistan and 50,000 care packages including dry food items, medicines, first aid kits, and nutrition supplements for children, pregnant women, and the elderly through a massive Flood Relief Drive.
Our partnership with Sehat Kahani is not new. Sehat Kahani’s one window digital healthcare platform connects a network of globally recognised and highly qualified online doctors to patients for online chat, audio and video enabled instant & on-appointment consultations, online diagnostics and at home pharmacy services. The organisation has been a critical part of the success of our partnership with British Asian Trust and contributed significantly towards supporting 1,550,000 people receive mental health support in Pakistan since 2018. The service lines allows individual consumers, corporate employees and patients in hard-to-reach underserved areas to access doctors via a mobile application and intermediary assisted tele-medicine facilitation centre.