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Hope in the Nick of Time: Saving Little Ethan

In a small town in Karachi,  the life of a 5-year-old boy named Ethan hung in the balance. Ethan was a bundle of energy, always playful and full of life. But one day, Ethan’s laughter, that once echoed through his home was replaced by the relentless, desperate sound of coughing.  Ethan’s mother sensed that this wasn’t a normal cough. She rushed to his side, her heart pounding with fear. Since Ethan’s birth, she hadn’t ever seen him

World Lymphoma Awareness Day

  World Lymphoma Awareness Day: Empowering Lives Through Knowledge and Care Introduction World Lymphoma Awareness Day provides us an opportunity to focus on a condition that often goes under the radar—Lymphoma. Its symptoms can be subtle, leading to late-stage diagnoses that complicate treatment. As a health organization committed to comprehensive and compassionate care, Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) plays a pivotal role in battling this elusive enemy, especially among our youngest patients. The Two Faces of Lymphoma Lymphoma occurs in two primary forms: Hodgkin Lymphoma

Cradling Her Last Hope

There is a sea of mosquitos swarming near the tents. The air is hot and the temperature is 104 °F. There are hundreds of children who are roaming around without any proper clothes or shoes on their bodies. Most of them belong to families who have just fled the neighboring villages in interior Sindh, Pakistan to escape the catastrophic floods caused by the heavy monsoon in their village. Amongst these countless people is the face of Taj Bibi, a widow cradling

Indus Development Foundation’s Successful Charity Golf Tournament

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. On a beautiful day that brought together the spirit of philanthropy and the love for sport, the Indus Development Foundation (IDF) hosted a charity golf tournament in Canada. Nearly a hundred dedicated participants, comprising avid golfers and passionate volunteers, graced the greens to support a noble cause. The tournament culminated in an awards ceremony,

A Big Thank You to Our Supporters

Indus Development Foundation held 4 successful fundraisers in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Winnipeg. The floods in Pakistan have created a massive health crisis in their wake and Indus Hospital & Health Network is doing all it can to provide healthcare to those displaced. These events are integral to raising funds and also spreading awareness about the problems faced by the people in Pakistan and what IHHN is doing to help. For our events in Ottawa, we had the honor of

WHO Partners With IHHN For Flood Relief Medical Camp in Rajanpur

On September 3, 2022, an emergency flood relief medical camp was inaugurated by  Dr. Palitha Mahipala, WHO Representative and Head of Mission in Pakistan, at Rajanpur, Punjab. The medical camp, comprising a primary health care clinic, an antenatal clinic for expectant mothers, and a vaccination clinic, distributed free-of-cost essential medicines and medical care to 105 flood-affected victims in the region who are severely exposed to waterborne diseases, skin infections, and countless other risks to their health and safety. In addition to

World Hepatitis C Day in Pakistan

Rising Above the Challenge: World Hepatitis C Day in Pakistan World Hepatitis Day is commemorated annually on July 28th, standing as one of only four disease-specific global awareness days officially endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). This year, the spotlight is being cast on a significant health issue in Pakistan – Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a viral infection with the potential to severely impact the liver, leading to serious complications like cirrhosis and liver cancer if not appropriately treated. Despite the

Humanity Knows No Borders!

On the eve of October 29, a devastating stampede moved through the narrow streets of Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea, during raucous holiday festivities; leaving hundreds killed and even more injured. Amongst those present, was Muhammad Shabbir, Senior Nurse at the Indus Hospital, Korangi Campus, Karachi. Immediately, Muhammad Shabbir jumped into action, providing emergency aid to help save as many lives as possible. With the crowd surge only growing by the minute, Muhammad knew that his own life was under threat and

Unseen Battle: Living with HIV

“I used to feel so alone and scared that I was the only one going through this. But when I came to Indus, I discovered there were so many people like me seeking help.” Shakeel, originally from Nousheroferoz, Sindh, moved to Karachi around 12 years ago to look for work. Newly married with a baby on the way, Shakeel was determined to make a good living for his family, whom he would travel back and forth to visit. A young man, Shakeel

IHHN’s Public Private Partnership Capacity Enhancement Program

Introduction: Indus Hospital and Health Network (IHHN) remains steadfast in its unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality healthcare services to the people. In pursuit of this vision, IHHN collaborates with a diverse array of stakeholders, ranging from local and international organizations to private and public entities. A prime example of this commitment is exemplified through our Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) with provincial governments. These partnerships are materialized with a vision to implement IHHN’s well-thought-out strategic growth and performance management model. Strategic Growth Model for