Shifa Foundation connect with Swinfen Telemedicine

A Swinfen Telemedical link has been set up for ‘Shifa Foundation Telemedicine Program’ to help give their patients the best possible care. They are a non-profit organisation that do not charge any medical fees to those who cannot pay. This community hospital has 10 beds, one doctor with one assistant.
We welcome them to our network and look forward in assisting them with their humanitarian care.

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Latest news on Afghanistan/Pakistan Earthquake

It is our understanding from a Swinfen referring doctor working in the field that the worst hit area is the Malakand Division, including Dir, Chitral and Shangla. Stranded and homeless families in these hilly, far flung areas badly need better shelter, warm clothes, food and medical facilities. The extent of the damage will not be known for days due to poor communication in this mountainous area already devastated by recent floods and landslides. As winter has arrived and snow is falling we can only hope that the relief efforts will reach the most vulnerable communities on time.

Hundreds have been killed by the earthquake, thousand injured, 50 Schools completely and 127 partially damaged, hundreds of cattle have perished. Over 2000 houses have been destroyed leaving people exposed to spend days and nights under the open sky in immense cold and snowfalls creating yet more hunger, disease and death.

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