SavePakistan

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:

Yes, it is needed for US & Canadian nationals and can be obtained by applying online. However, any team members possessing NICOP can enter without a visa.
Team members are received and dropped at Islamabad airport by a representative of CDRS. After an overnight stay at a decent hotel in the city, they are driven to Rahat Kot in an air conditioned coaster/van. Return journey to Islamabad will be likewise, with hotel arrangements for those taking flights the next day. The same van will transport the team to & from the clinic daily from the hotel in Rahat Kot.

CDRS will arrange all meals during the team’s stay in Swat – breakfast & dinner at the hotel and a working lunch on-site.

Team members are required to arrive in Islamabad, Pakistan latest by Saturday, stay there overnight and drive to Swat on Sunday morning. Clinic is from Monday to Friday, drive back to Islamabad on Saturday with return flights Sunday onwards as convenient.
IMR has collaborated with CDRS (Comprehensive Disaster Response Services), a US-based NGO with a vast footprint in Pakistan, which has a clinic in Rahat Kot, northern Swat. This small town is about 175 miles/4 hour drive from the capital Islamabad.
The clinic has a small OT, an X-ray machine, ultrasound, a laboratory, and a pharmacy.
Based on their experience from operating this clinic and from our inputs, CDRS maintains a well-stocked pharmacy. Physicians will write prescriptions that will be dispensed by the pharmacist there.
Most of the local physicians and staff are well versed in the English language. However, translators are available too.

Volunteers only pay for their air tickets to and from Pakistan. IMR arranges everything else – food, transportation, and accommodation.

Volunteer Opportunities

SavePakistan Medical Missions

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March 6-14, 2020

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June 5-13, 2020

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Aug 28-Sep 5, 2020

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Nov 13-21, 2020

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