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12 Oct

Pakistan floods appeal: donate and make a difference

In August, Pakistan declared a state of emergency in response to devastating floods that hit country. More than 33 million people have been affected by the floods. Nearly 2000 people have died and thousands more injured. The deluge has destroyed crops and killed livestock, leading to widespread hunger and long term food insecurity. People have seen their homes destroyed and have nowhere to go. This picture shows the devastating impact of the floods Diseases such as cholera and malaria are also on the rise,...

06 Jan

The importance of good eye health

Our eyesight is one of our most important senses: 80% of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight. By looking after our eyes, we can reduce the risk of blindness and vision loss, while also staying on top of any developing eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. Thousands of impoverished people in the world today will go blind every single year. Through poverty, they do not have the money to pay for treatment, medication or even to purchase...

20 Sep

Preventing sight loss

This year’s National Eye Health week is underway in the UK, raising awareness of the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all.Around the world 2.2 billion people have a visual impairment, even though almost half of cases are preventable or treatable. Without proper testing and care, millions will continue to live without the gift of sight.Research shows that one in 10 people from minority ethnic communities in the UK over the age of 65...

27 Jul

Hepatitis Free Punjab

Worldwide, an estimated 71 million people are infected with the hepatitis virus, and in Pakistan, it is estimated there are more than 15 million people infected. Hepatitis can be life-threatening, but many people living with the virus do not know they have it. Many people don’t have symptoms until the liver is already significantly damaged, so early diagnosis is key to saving lives. July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. We observe this day each year to raise awareness of viral hepatitis,...

19 Mar

Free eye camp treats hundreds

A free eye camp was held at the Sarwar Foundation’s Rai Ali Nawaz hospital in Chichawatni, in collaboration with LRBT and Islamic Aid. As many as 510 patients were seen, and the team successfully managed 135 cataract patients who will receive treatment. Every donation will help us to run more eye camps. Please consider making a donation here. ...

08 Feb

Free hepatitis screening in Faisalabad.

Hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death in Pakistan. The Sarwar Foundation recently hosted a free screening camp in Ghulam Muhammad Abad district of Faisalabad. The screening camp saw 92 patients with 3 diagnoses of Hepatitis B and 20 of Hepatitis C. The Sarwar Foundation offers these free camps to under-developed communities, not only teach people about the condition, but to also provide people with an opportunity to get themselves treated. Everyone who is diagnosed as living with Hepatitis at a free screening is...

04 Jan

Hospital celebrates 11th birthday

On the 4th January 2020, the Sarwar Foundation’s Rai Ali Nawaz Hospital in Chichawatni celebrated its 11th anniversary. Hospital patients and staff came together to mark over a decade of health service delivery to the local community which has now supported over 1million patients. The Hospital treats over 350 outpatients every single day as well as providing surgical, obstetrics, gynaecology, eye, orthopaedic, neurologist, cardiologist and physiotherapy services. In addition to medical services, the hospital has also hosted free eye health care camps and has supported local...

08 Dec

Hepatitis screenings in Faisalabad

The Sarwar Foundation held a free Hepatitis diagnosis and treatment clinic on the 26th November in the largest residential area of Faisalabad in the Punjab, Pakistan. At the clinic 95 people were diagnosed as living with Hepatitis B and will now be supplied with free medication to allow them to treat the condition. Pakistan has a severe Hepatitis B epidemic, with more than 7 million people in Pakistan carrying the disease. The Sarwar Foundation is taking a stand against Hepatitis, by...

07 Nov

Breast Cancer Awareness campaign

The Sarwar Foundation has been running a breast cancer awareness campaign in Pakistan. The country has one of the highest rates of breast cancer, with 40,000 people dying every year. The Foundation has been working to raise awareness of the importance of self-examination. Vice-chair Perveen Sarwar held a campaign stall at Lahore Polo Club in October. ...

28 Jul

World Hepatitis Day

The Sarwar Foundation has marked World Hepatitis Day, which tackles one of the biggest global health threats of our time. The Foundation runs free medical camps where people in Pakistan can be tested. Vice Chair Perveen Sarwar addressed a seminar on Hepatitis in Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, and founder Mohammed Sarwar visited the hospital to see how the Foundation is saving lives. Perveen said: “My heart goes out to all those who are suffering from Hepatitis. People have been neglected for decades.”