HEALTH TECH WITHOUT BORDERS
We aim to raise awareness of the devastating impact of these floods and equip the community with educational tools to recognize and care for the health of loved ones.
About our community partner:
The National Institute of Kidney & Urological Diseases (NIKUD) Research Hospital aims to:
Identify risk factors contributing to the development of chronic diseases and devise strategies for prevention and management of the aforementioned.
To establish a health care facility for management of acute and chronic diseases and engage in clinical research.
Human resource development by training of medical and para-medical staff both locally and abroad.
National data collection on kidney diseases to establish a Renal Data Registry.
Conduct screening camps to screen for chronic kidney disease (CKD), Hypertension (HTN), Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and thus create a community awareness in both rural and urban areas.
Collaboration with the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF).
LEVERAGING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FOR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
Since June 2022, unprecedented monsoon rains in Pakistan have caused devastating floods--the worst the country has seen in over a decade. Millions of homes have been damaged or destroyed, numerous villages remain underwater, and thousands of civilians-many of them children-have died.
With floodwaters projected to remain for months, water- and mosquito-borne illnesses have been on the rise. Access to medical care has been severely limited. Hospitals and clinicians have been faced with the challenges of treating conditions in the setting of an emergent natural disaster.
To support the increasingly dire medical situation in Pakistan, Health Tech Without Borders (HTWB) has partnered with local clinicians from nonprofit NIKUD Research Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, to develop a remote clinical educational curriculum.
The Educational Support Program provides video lectures to educate clinicians in Pakistan and members of local villages on prevalent health concerns the community now faces-from extensive outbreaks of malaria and dengue, to the rising incidence of snake bites, to the scarcity of safe drinking water. This needs-based curriculum serves as one component of the Pakistan Flood Response.