Basic healthcare shouldn’t be a luxury, it can save lives.
IDRF’s health programs provide access to premium, essential health care services to families in need. Families who are otherwise unable to access even the most basic medical care.
Maternal & Newborn Health in Pakistan
In the impoverished district of Tharparkar, basic health care for mothers and newborns is non-existent. IDRF is training midwife practitioners to be dispatched to vulnerable areas in the region.
Eyeglasses for Gaza
The Palestinian Information Medical Center reports close to 5,000 students being diagnosed with visual impairments. IDRF is providing affected children with certified optometry assessments, and a pair of prescription eyeglasses.
Cancer Treatment for Children in Pakistan
About 8000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in Pakistan. Through Indus Hospital, IDRF is providing quality, free cancer treatment to children under 18.
Supporting Children with Cerebral Palsy
There is a lack of necessary resources for occupational, language or speech therapy for children with CP in Africa. IDRF is training caregivers in conducting physical therapy that works on improving motor skills and mobility of children with CP.
Medical Aid in India
Since India’s major wave. of COVID-19 cases, there is still a major need for supplies like dialysis machines, and pharmaceuticals, and food to support affected families.
Respiratory Therapy Training for Nurses in Yemen
Nearly 18 million people in Yemen require medical aid, affecting roughly 60% of the total population in Yemen. IDRF is training 30 male and female nurses with specialized training approved by the Ministry of Health in Yemen.
Give access to quality healthcare to Pakistanis in need
The healthcare system in Pakistan faces numerous challenges, including limited funding, inadequate infrastructure, and a shortage of healthcare professionals. The Aga Khan University Hospital and IDRF are tackling some of these issues.
Donate to IDRF’s Health programs
If you would like to donate by cheque, please mail a signed cheque to:
23 Lesmill Rd, Suite 300, North York, ON M3B 3P6
Memo: Health Programs
Every donation will receive a tax receipt by email upon donation.