IMR has been engaged in medical relief activities in Pakistan since the devastating earthquake in 2005, when our teams treated thousands of injured. Subsequently IMR has conducted free medical, eye, and dental camps, opened and equipped BHUs, built a maternity hospital, and sent relief supplies. Among our ongoing projects are a free cataract surgery and a hearing aids programs, support for a rural medical center and setting up a specialized dental center for thalassemia patients.
IMR has now entered into a collaboration with CDRS (Comprehensive Disaster Relief Services) to send medical missions to their Mother and Child Health Center in Rahat Kot in northern Swat, which provides primary care to the neighboring rural population and is equipped with basic diagnostic facilities.
The first mission took place in November 2019, our pioneer team of 4 dedicated volunteers provided primary care and medication to 1,672 patients, as well as providing a one day mobile clinic to a remote village. These week-long medical missions will be conducted regularly every quarter in 2020.
Save Pakistan Frequently Asked Questions:
CDRS will arrange all meals during the team’s stay in Swat – breakfast & dinner at the hotel and a working lunch on-site.
Volunteers only pay for their air tickets to and from Pakistan. IMR arranges everything else – food, transportation, and accommodation.