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 has been in existence since 2009. This center has treated thousands of patients from among the neighboring rural population and  is equipped with basic diagnostic facilities, such as an x-ray machine and laboratory.

These week-long medical missions will be conducted regularly every quarter in 2020. Registration will open soon.

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 teams stay in Swat – breakfast & dinner at the hotel and a working lunch on-site.
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, X-ray machine, ultra sound, 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 which will be dispensed by the pharmacist there.
Most of the local physicians and staff are well versed in English language.
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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Nov 22-Dec 1

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March 6-14, 2020

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Nov 13-21, 2020

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