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01 Dec

World Aids Day

Written By: Zunaira Irshad December 1st marks the designated day for the awareness of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). It is a medical condition that is caused by a virus known as HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). People get this virus through contaminated syringes, specific body fluids, and mainly due to unsafe sex. It can also be transferred from mother to baby during pregnancy, birth, or breastfeeding. The virus attacks T-cells in our body that are responsible for fighting against the harmful microorganisms which enter...

17 Nov

World Prematurity Day

 Together for Babies Born too Soon – World Prematurity Day Writer:  Fatima Hasan Zaidi Around the world each year, about fifteen million babies are born prematurely also known as pre term births. World Prematurity Day derives a significant flash to focus upon global consideration on the foremost cause of the deaths of babies. World Prematurity Day is obvserved to stand with the mothers of the premature babies to let them know that the society stands with them and their babies are not...

14 Nov

The World Diabetes Day 2020

The World Diabetes Day 2020 The World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on 14th November with a unique theme. This year the theme is The Nurse and Diabetes; this theme acknowledges the role of nurses in Diabetes management and prevention. Diabetes is a global health concern and proper Knowledge about it matter as it’s a prevalent issue the contemporary world. According to International Diabetes Federation statistics in 2019, nineteen million people in Pakistan are patient of diabetes. Diabetes mellitus, commonly known...

11 May

What is Fitrana and How to Donate it in Ramadan?

The spirit of Ramadan lies in empathy and love of Muslim brethren in our communities. The philosophy behind abstaining from eating and drinking is to feel the pain of hungry and thirsty in first-hand experience. Moreover, we also pray salah taraveeh, recite the Holy Quran and perform other prayers. Being human we often commit mistakes (minor or major) in performing these duties. To diminish the impact of these mistakes and to include the poor among the festivity of Eid ul...

07 May

Spreading Kindness, Not Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Pakistan

Shifa Foundation has received tremendous feedback on its Covid-19 Response Ramadan Appeal Naiki Ko Unlock Karo from all over the globe. Within two weeks of launcing the campaign, Shifa Foundation raised Rs.12.88 million in donations from across globe.   It is also pertinent to mention here that all donations were raised from “no-touch-methods” using online transactions. The donations were received from Canada, USA, Sweden, United Kingdom and Europe. The response from people in Pakistan for the Ramadan Appeal is also overwhelming.   The primary...

14 Apr

Importance and Purpose of Zakat in Islam and How to Calculate the Zakat?

Islam is the complete code that aims to civilize every aspect of human life. It offers a set of practices to enable its followers achieve the spiritual, psychological and physiological wellbeing. These practices include salah (namaz or prayers), fasting, Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca) and zakat. Our religion has also described the functions purpose and results of all these prescribed practices. The purpose of offering prayers is described as “Verily, Namaz prohibits from all sorts of visible and hidden wrong doings” (Surah...

24 Mar

Free medical camps held for the underprivileged in Khewra and Haripur

Shifa Foundation organized free medical camps on 18th March 2018 for underprivileged people in the remote areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. With the sponsorship of Senator Talha Mahmood Foundation, a ‘Free Eye-Care Camp’ was organized at village Pind Muneem, district Haripur, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. During the camp, over 350 persons were screened, 200 needy patients were provided with the glasses and respective medicines were disbursed to almost 100 patients. “Despite the fact that my eyes were badly affected, I was unable to...

15 Mar

Shifa Foundation and Healthcare Commission KPK sign an MoU

Shifa Foundation Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Healthcare Commission (KPHCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on 15th March 2018, to build the capacity of KPHCC field staff on medical service delivery standards and their implementation across the province. The MoU was signed by Chief Executive Officer KPHCC Mr. Azar Sardar and Executive Director Shifa Foundation Mr. Syed Faraz Hassan, flanked by Director Operations HCC Mr. Arsalan Ahmad and other high officials of KPHCC and Shifa Foundation. “It is very important for the...

12 Mar

Sweaters distribution and health awareness session organized in Islamabad

As part of the celebrations of Child Protection Day, Shifa Foundation, on 7th February 2018, distributed free sweaters among 45 children of Basera Trust Islamabad and increased their awareness on health and social issues through varied activities. Mr. Taimoor Shah, Board Member of Shifa Foundation, led the distribution ceremony and conducted an interactive session with children, where they sang poems and spoke their heart out. During the session, children were also informed about how to protect themselves from child abuse; enabling...

04 Mar

150 saplings planted at Jinnah Super Market, Islamabad

Shifa Foundation in collaboration with Traders Welfare Association of Jinnah Super Market F-7, Islamabad organized a tree plantation activity at the market with an aim towards a greener and climate resilient Islamabad. More than 30 volunteers, which included students from Bahria University Islamabad, employees of Eco Adventure Foundation and volunteers of Shifa Foundation, took part in this environment friendly activity. Together, these volunteers planted more than 150 trees near the shops and parking areas in the market. “Shifa Foundation aims to plant 1000...

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