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20 Jan

Skills centre gradudate ceremony

Vice Chair of the Sarwar Foundation, Perveen Sarwar, has distributed certificates to women who have completed their courses at Hunargah skill training centres in Chicawatni. The foundation has already supported the establishment of more than 150 Hunargah skills training centres for women across the Punjab. All Hunargahs are installed with the latest equipment and offer a range of training options including dress design and sewing classes, beautician courses, computer skill, jewellery and handicraft courses. Some also offer tutoring to children of...

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...

23 Dec

Christmas toybank campaign

The Sarwar Foundation is helping to provide Christmas presents for Scottish families struggling during the festive season.It is the seventh annual toybank organised by Anas Sarwar MSP, and this year will extend beyond Glasgow to all parts of Scotland for the first time.The campaign is arranged by the Sarwar Foundation in conjunction with Children 1st and Scottish Women’s Aid.The aim is to deliver presents to at least 1,000 children identified by the two charities who may not otherwise receive a...

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...

01 Dec

Training boost for the Punjab

The Sarwar Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of the Punjab’s Technical & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) – the largest skill training provider in Pakistan – agreeing to the provision of technical assistance across a wide range of technical education and vocational training courses. The MoU outlines that the Sarwar Foundation will work with TEVTA to assist in the training of staff as well as developing the education and training curriculum. The Sarwar Foundation will...

25 Nov

New water filtration plant in Sheikhupura

The Vice-Chair of the Sarwar Foundation, Perveen Sarwar, has inaugurated a new water filtration plant in the Mahmunwali district of Sheikhupura. The water filtration plant, which will provide clean water to thousands of people in the district, was provided through the Sarwar Foundation’s Clean Water initiative. Most Pakistanis do not have access to clean drinking water and over 50% of patients admitted to hospitals and 30% of deaths nationwide are linked to water borne diseases. To tackle this The Sarwar Foundation...

19 Nov

Hepatitis screening at Lahore Airport

The Sarwar Foundation offered free Hepatitis screening to security, ground and cleaning staff at Lahore Airport earlier this month. In conjunction with 12 other health-focused organisations, the Sarwar Foundation is working collectively across the Punjab and Pakistan to end Hepatitis. Pakistan has the world’s second highest rate of individuals afflicted with Hepatitis C, with 5% of the population infected. That’s over 8 million Pakistani people living with Hepatitis C. There is also a severe Hepatitis B epidemic, with...

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. ...

12 Aug

New facilities opened

Patron and Founder Mohammad Sarwar visited the Sarwar Foundation Rai Ali Nawaz Hospital in Chichawatni and inaugurated a water filtration plant in the hospital, visited different departments and chaired a board meeting. “Clean water is the world’s first and foremost medicine,” he said. Founder and Patron H.E Ch M Sarwar visited Sarwar Foundation Rai Ali Nawaz Hospital Chichawatni and inaugurated a water filtration plant in the hospital, visited different depts and chaired board meeting. “Clean Water is the world's first...

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.”