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Historic Achievement: AABB Accreditation for The Indus Hospital Blood Center

Historic Achievement: AABB Accreditation for The Indus Hospital Blood Center The Indus Hospital Blood Center (TIHBC) in Korangi, Karachi, has achieved a significant milestone by passing the on-site AABB accreditation audit. This makes TIHBC the only site in Pakistan and SAARC countries to meet American standards in blood banking. This accreditation is crucial given Pakistan’s high hepatitis infection rate and positions the Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) at the forefront of healthcare excellence. Trailblazing in

Reflecting on Giving Tuesday and the Spirit of Generosity

As we step into the season of giving, it’s important to reflect on the significance of Giving Tuesday. This global day of generosity, celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, marks a time when individuals, communities, and organizations come together to support causes they believe in. The concept, born in 2012, has grown into a movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. The History and Impact of Giving Tuesday Giving

Braving the Storm: Tahira’s Battle Against Blood Cancer

In the rich tapestry of Sindh’s farmlands, Tahira’s vibrant spirit was a beacon of joy. But at just three years old, her life took an unforeseen turn. Her whole family came down with a seasonal flu, from which everyone recovered except little Tahira. Days turned to weeks, and the fever was accompanied by nosebleeds, a lethargy, and a persistent cough. As her small frame grew increasingly frail, her family’s concern deepened with every blood transfusion that seemed to

Shan Ali: A Tale of Resilience and Recovery

In a small, close-knit village where everyone knew each other’s struggles, two-year-old Shan Ali’s vibrant presence began to fade as illness took hold. With a persistent fever, cough, and weakening diarrhea, concern quickly grew within his family. His parents, bearing the weight of underprivileged circumstances and working diligently for daily wages, sensed an urgency they couldn’t ignore. Seeking answers and a cure, they made the arduous journey to Karachi, drawn by the reputation of Indus Hospital &

Hope in the Nick of Time: Saving Little Ethan

In a small town in Karachi,  the life of a 5-year-old boy named Ethan hung in the balance. Ethan was a bundle of energy, always playful and full of life. But one day, Ethan’s laughter, that once echoed through his home was replaced by the relentless, desperate sound of coughing.  Ethan’s mother sensed that this wasn’t a normal cough. She rushed to his side, her heart pounding with fear. Since Ethan’s birth, she hadn’t ever seen him

World Lymphoma Awareness Day

  World Lymphoma Awareness Day: Empowering Lives Through Knowledge and Care Introduction World Lymphoma Awareness Day provides us an opportunity to focus on a condition that often goes under the radar—Lymphoma. Its symptoms can be subtle, leading to late-stage diagnoses that complicate treatment. As a health organization committed to comprehensive and compassionate care, Indus Hospital & Health Network (IHHN) plays a pivotal role in battling this elusive enemy, especially among our youngest patients. The Two Faces of Lymphoma Lymphoma occurs in two primary forms: Hodgkin Lymphoma

Cradling Her Last Hope

There is a sea of mosquitos swarming near the tents. The air is hot and the temperature is 104 °F. There are hundreds of children who are roaming around without any proper clothes or shoes on their bodies. Most of them belong to families who have just fled the neighboring villages in interior Sindh, Pakistan to escape the catastrophic floods caused by the heavy monsoon in their village. Amongst these countless people is the face of Taj Bibi, a widow cradling

Indus Development Foundation’s Successful Charity Golf Tournament

I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. On a beautiful day that brought together the spirit of philanthropy and the love for sport, the Indus Development Foundation (IDF) hosted a charity golf tournament in Canada. Nearly a hundred dedicated participants, comprising avid golfers and passionate volunteers, graced the greens to support a noble cause. The tournament culminated in an awards ceremony,

A Big Thank You to Our Supporters

Indus Development Foundation held 4 successful fundraisers in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Winnipeg. The floods in Pakistan have created a massive health crisis in their wake and Indus Hospital & Health Network is doing all it can to provide healthcare to those displaced. These events are integral to raising funds and also spreading awareness about the problems faced by the people in Pakistan and what IHHN is doing to help. For our events in Ottawa, we had the honor of

WHO Partners With IHHN For Flood Relief Medical Camp in Rajanpur

On September 3, 2022, an emergency flood relief medical camp was inaugurated by  Dr. Palitha Mahipala, WHO Representative and Head of Mission in Pakistan, at Rajanpur, Punjab. The medical camp, comprising a primary health care clinic, an antenatal clinic for expectant mothers, and a vaccination clinic, distributed free-of-cost essential medicines and medical care to 105 flood-affected victims in the region who are severely exposed to waterborne diseases, skin infections, and countless other risks to their health and safety. In