It may be kind of a surprise to know that health in Pakistan has had important changes in history and that its system has advanced through time.
Pakistan has helped people who suffer from leprosy through the MALC (Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre). It also has the focus on helping blind people and its work has been going on for 56 years so far. According to the institution, most of its patients who have been cured have recovered very satisfactorily.
Among the official numbers, there are:
- 5,293 patients that were cured from leprosy and other diseases. Prevention of the deformities and rehabilitation are included.
- 184,231 patients who suffered from different skin conditions got the proper treatment and medical attention.
- 9,470 lives have been able to recover with free treatments offered by the MALC.
The work of the institution is not looking to raise funds as main objectives since most of its work is done to the improvement of the society.
The CEO of the institution, Dr.Pfau, got the “BAMBI 2012 AWARD”, which is the most prestigious award from Germany.
Pakistan is still facing the fight that the rest of the world has to battle against many diseases. However, there is no intention on stopping the medical service and it would be great that this institution keeps working hard, so that others can be inspired as well to keep doing a high-quality work not only for the welfare of an intitution, but for the one of community.
By [Daniel Esgardo Rangel Barón].