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04 Feb

1,324 malnourished children in Umerkot screened & enrolled for treatment

From October to December 2017, more than 1,324 cases of severely acute malnourished under five years children and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) in 27 Union Councils of District Umerkot were screened and enrolled for treatment in the Nutrition Stabilization Centers (NSC), Umerkot. 8,929 cases of children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and 7,131 PLWs were also enrolled. ...

04 Feb

300 households benefit from Shifa Foundation’s water hand pumps

Shifa Foundation has installed more than 40 water hand pumps, from October to December 2017, in the drought affected districts of Umerkot, Sanghar and Jamshoro – Thar Desert region. These hand pumps are providing water to about 300 households, benefitting more than 45000 people. Earlier, the people of these areas used to spend 4-6 hours on average to fetch 50-60 liters of water from dug-wells, which was not fit for drinking. Now, they are able to get sufficient quantity of...

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