This is the inspiring story of how one woman has changed the lives of an entire village in Pakistan by giving mothers and children a new start in life. MrsChoudry contacted Muslim Charity two years ago with the intention of donating land and funds to construct a hospital in the name of her late husband, Choudry Mohammed Aslam.
After several months of conducting a feasibility study and needs assessment of the location it was concluded that such a hospital was in dire need at village 48 TDA, Bhakkar, Punjab, Pakistan.
Construction began late last year and the inauguration ceremony took place on 28th March 2017. MrsChoudry attended the ceremony as part of Muslim Charity’s “From UK with Love – Pakistan Tour” and she was accompanied by members of her family who flew out specially from the UK to partake in the ceremony.
The “Choudry Mohammed Aslam Memorial Trust Hospital” is a 10-bed facility which is equipped with modern equipment and is providing primary healthcare, antenatal and postnatal services to the 3,000 households in its immediate catchment area.
It has been built with room for further extension and expansion as per the needs of the local communities.
Pakistan has relatively the worst neonatal and maternal health indicators than its neighbouring countries in South Asia. Over 200,000 newborn die each year which represent 58% of the total under 5 child deaths in the country.
Mothers are at the heart of society and Muslim Charity’s #HonouringOurMothers campaign aims to highlight the plight of vulnerable mothers prior to, during and after pregnancy and childbirth. When a mother dies, her young child is ten times more likely to also die in developing countries around the world. Your support to our #HonouringOurMothers campaign will help save the lives of mothers and children. Click here to make a donation.
SOME PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF CHOUDRY MOHAMMED ASLAM MEMORIAL TRUST HOSPITAL IN BHAKKAR, PUNJAB, PAKISTAN (28TH MARCH 2017):