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Muslim Aid Pakistan served more than 38000 Flood affectees of Charsadda in first six months of the year 2011

Muslim Aid Pakistan served more than 38000 Flood affectees of Charsada with comprehensive healthcare facilities in first six months of the year 2011. Muslim Aid Pakistan has provided more than 38000 flood affectees of Charsada of KPK province with comprehensive healthcare and hygiene facilities in its six-month project of ‘Bureau of Population Refugees and Migrants’ (BPRM)from January to June of 2011, Country Director Muslim Aid Pakistan Mr. Khobaib A Vahedy revealed while addressing the closing ceremony of the project here today.

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Officials from Muslim Aid Pakistan, health department Charsada, representatives from other humanitarian agencies and the local community attended the ceremony.

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Mr. Vahedy told the audience that the US provided US$ 0.1 million grant to for the provision of comprehensive health facility to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of District Charsada who had been hit by the worst flashfloods that wreaked havoc in many parts of the country last year. The funds were efficiently utilized to start OPD service, primary health care services, mother and child health care services (MNCH), blood screening laboratories, patient referral services Ambulance services, mobile health units and health and hygiene services for the devastated IDPs.While as Survey of Disaster Risk Reduction was also conducted to ask the people about the risk reduction measurements they adopted during the last year flood. “We have also successfully renovated two basic health units (BHUs), one in union council Gulabad and the other in UC Agra,” Mr. Vahedy disclosed. A Seven-day health awareness campaign was also part of the project in which healthcare Radio programmes, Live Talk shows and Radio Spots were produced and run on different local and FM channels.

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The Country Director of Muslim Aid Pakistan also thanked the local community for their collaboration and support they provided throughout the project. KPK Health Department Officials present in the ceremony also appreciated the relief work and commitment of Muslim Aid Pak for the flood affectees of Charsada district.

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