Midland Doctors - Pakistan
Providing emergency healthcare for children in Kashmir
Building hope for humanity
Years: 2019, 2020
Midland Doctors was formed in 2005 in response to a devastating earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale that struck Northern Pakistan. Following the tragedy a group of doctors flew out to provide emergency healthcare and realised that there was an unmet need for medical care in the region. They therefore worked to create the Midland Doctors' Medical Institute.
Between 2013 and 2019 the hospital treated c250,000 patients, all free of charge, in the NHS model, and to NHS standards. Doctors volunteer their time and travel from the UK (paying for their own flights) to perform operations, assessments and procedures at the hospital.
The ALMT are supporting the development of a Paediatric Emergency Assessment Ward (PEAW) at the hospital which will focus on the treatment of conditions such as Childhood Pneumonia, Asthma and Infective Diarrhoea. This ward will treat an estimated 30,000 children compared to the current average 12000 patients per year. This would lead to around 600 in-patient admissions per month.