On Friday, 3rd June 2022, Friends of Indus Hospital – Seattle Chapter organized their Annual Fundraiser to bridge the healthcare gap in Pakistan by raising generous amount of funds for the treatment of vulnerable Pakistanis.
Over a hundred guests from all over Seattle, Washington gathered in the Seattle Marriot Bellevue to celebrate Indus Hospital & Health Network’s (IHHN) immense achievements in the past 14 years and to continue the mission of making healthcare accessible to all.
Joined by renowned Pakistani celebrity, Humayun Saeed, the guests were first given an in-depth preview of IHHN’s inspiring beginnings and then were introduced to the illustrious initiatives carried out throughout Pakistan.
Indus Hospital began its journey in 2007 as a single hospital in Korangi, Karachi as a response to the needless suffering seen on the streets of Karachi. Today, in response to emerging healthcare crises and an over-burdened tertiary care system in Pakistan, Indus Hospital & Health Network has launched a network of 26 primary care centers throughout Pakistan.
With the long-term strategy of “Health for All” in mind, our donors in Seattle, Washington previously came together to provide basic healthcare in the rural areas of Pakistan to communities far across, through a container-based community health center. These centers are placed in Shadi Large in Sindh and Muzaffargarh in Punjab.
In addition to the mobile Boat Clinic in Rajanpur, Punjab, Mobile clinics in Badin & Tharparkar in Sindh, and Telehealth Clinic in Gilgit, Balochistan, these Primary Clinics represent a key role overseas Pakistanis play in the development and growth of their homeland. With their help, Indus Hospital is now able to address the healthcare needs of the extremely far-flung and nomadic populations in Pakistan.
Overseas donations allow us to make momentous changes to Pakistan’s over-burdened healthcare sector. These changes directly lead to more lives saved and an increase in accessibility of healthcare to the underserved men, women and children throughout the nation.