Today our field staff visited Data Metto in Jatataar union council of District Tank. During routine screening and door to door visit’s they reached the house of a local labor whose name is sahib jaan, He has four kids and out four kids two are normal and the rest two are abnormal and are also fall in acute malnourish category.Jalil is seven year old, with 8.3 MUAC, 6.4KG weight and 85 centimeter is his height, mentally retarded and his father cannot afford the expenses of his treatment and thus they are waiting and counting days…………we are speechless Dear’s.. This is in our beloved country, look at the life style of the elite class, their Dogs and Horses are enjoying Murabba’s and on the other side the poor’s are counting day’s when their beloved ones will die…
When injustice in society reaches to such an extent then Allah’s Ka Azaab unka Pecha zaroor karta hai…Esat Se pehlay ke ….Hukumranu ku apni aankain khol lani chaey awr en mazloomu, be saharu ke madad awr elaajh muaalejay ka bandubast karna chaey..kahi easa nah u ke phr charaghu mai roshni na rahai….
SSP (Social Services Program) has signed an MOU with the government of Pakistan through Economic Affairs Division: three more organizations were also cleared and allowed to work under the umbrella of EAD. After bringing INGOs into the framework of EAD only 37 INGOs are entrusted to work in Pakistan. From now onward government of Pakistan also initiated the screening process of local NGOs as well and luckily we succeeded once more to win the trust of the state institutions. We will never led down the trust of our donors as well as state institutions. This is the extreme blessings of almighty Allah that amongst thousands of local NGOs, we were selected and now can directly work with the development partners of Pakistan in the field of livelihoods, Education, Health and Nutrition and WASH. It’s a great day and would love to dedicate it to untired efforts of the SSP Core team and field staff.
Since a few years, Syed Gulaam and her wife Naik Bibi, 35, face a terrible drama. One by one, four of their seven children died, due to malnutrition. The last one, Shabana, 8 months old, died on Friday (6th December, 2013). She died of marasmus, a severe form of malnutrition. In other words she died of hunger, like previously her two brothers and one of her sisters.
Naik Bibi, Shabana’s mother, already gave birth to seven children. But among them only three daughters are still alive, aged 7, 4 and 2. The last one, 2 years old, is also suffering of malnutrition. Her MUAC (Mid-upper arm circumference ) is 11.2, her weight 7 kg.
The root cause of all this? Naik Bibi’s milk stops automatically after two months. Adding poverty to this and it becomes a disaster. “When my milk stopped, I gave milk to Shabana from a baby bottle. But then she went dehydrated, she was suffering from vomiting and diarrhoea. Then she became too weak to take milk by herself. During the last three months, she could not take milk. She died because of that.”
The females in this part of the world usually clean their utensils with ashes on a cloth, Shabana’s mother’s did the same and then she rinses the baby bottle with water from the well.
Syed Gulaam, Shabana’s father, works since eight years in a brick’s fabrick where he is earning 7000 rupees per month, ie about 47 Euros. To visit a doctor in these areas is very expensive. The first specialist is about10 kilometers away.
Shabana was screened by Social Services Program’s team on Thursday December 5th and then she was referred by them to the district head quarter hospital to show her to a child specialist. Unfortunately, on that day, the husband was not present and it was not possible for the mother to take her alone to the hospital, so they opted to consult a street doctor (a hakim) instead to consult a professional one. She went back home with syrup SEFRSH 125mg (CEPHRADINE) and Babi Tanek, but she did not survive.
During the month of November, SSP field teams identified and registered 21 such cases in their target union councils, (namely Jatataar and Ronowal). More disturbing, 86% of the identified OTP cases were identified in the same area (Chadrar) in Union Council Jatataar of District Tank.
 MUAC is a measurement that allows health workers to quickly determine if a patient is acutely malnourished.
Aman Gul (Balu)’s mother along with her kids (she has 8 kids, (Afghan Citizen) visited this morning SSP office and received their cheque of Rs.25,000/-. Aman Gul already ordered a Handcart and started a small business during the holy month of RAMADAN .Wishing him all the BEST
If we look at the national statistics, the overall health indicators for country are not encouraging like IMR was recorded 99.7 per 1000 live births (range 129.0–70.1). The main causes of infant deaths were reportedly Diarrhea syndrome 21.6%, Tetanus 11.7% and ARI 11.6%. The neonatal contribution to all infant deaths was 67.2% in KPK, 56.8% in FATA respectively.
- To strengthen MNCH & EPI Services; through filling of critical HR, equipment and supplies gap in target HFs to ensure quality MNCH Services for HCs and TDPs.
- To provide ANC, NC and PNC to PLs from the target populations.
- To improve health and nutritious status of women and children’s of IDPs and host communities living in target Union Councils of Bannu by ensuring immediate access to life saving communities based MNCH package
- To develop functional referral linkages from community to PHC facilities and onward to secondary or tertiary care hospital if needed.
Sajjad is 9 years old and very intelligent. But… due to a spinal cord problem, he cannot walk, neither stand on self help. His future ? Remain lying / sitting in bed…
– Would you like to go to school, Sajjad?
– Yes I want to go school. But… how can I go on this chair (not moving one)? If I had a self moving chair, I would go.
Anyone interested in providing him an electric wheel chair ? You may directly contact his father, a poor man, taxi driver, on : 0345 9603648 (+92345 960 36 48 from outside Pakistan) or contact SSP (email@example.com), we will facilitate the hand-over of the chair.
Thank you in advance!