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With the passion to pay back to the homeland, an indebted group of Pakistani-American visionaries came together to practically demonstrate the model of Human Development envisioned by great economist of his times, Dr. Mahbub-ul-Haq. Human Development Foundation (HDF) was founded in 1997, as a gift to Pakistan, on its 50th Independence Day. As revolutionaries with deep roots in Pakistan, they were committed to overall development and poverty eradication.
Our quest for positive social change to remote and marginalized communities remains at the forefront, and we at the foundation,... work tirelessly to help the communities who are most vulnerable. Through our unique program model of Holistic Community Development, during the course, we have directly reached out to over 3 million people through several programs and projects across more than 7000 villages, bringing them support in health, especially awareness of infectious diseases, education, livelihood, and disaster preparedness.
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Pregnant women in flood-hit provinces are affected by maternal malnutrition

Pregnant women caught in Pakistan’s floods left struggling for maternal healthcare

Some 650,000 pregnant women in flood-hit provinces are affected by maternal malnutrition, with about 2,000 mothers a day giving birth in unsafe conditions Unregulated use of medicines, untrained birth attendants, and lack of access to health facilities and hospitals are among the problems post-floods.

Pakistani health worker Mai Janat Buriro, 37, spends three hours every day handing out medicines to pregnant women with iron deficiency or malnutrition in the flood-affected province of Sindh. Of the 11 mothers who gave birth last month in her neighborhood in the Allah Rakha colony, three who suffered from maternal malnutrition lost their infants.

“Most pregnant women have nothing to eat,” Buriro told This Week In Asia. “They don’t have access to milk either because animals they reared had died in the floods.”

Over the past several months, devastating floods have killed more than 1,500 people and displaced 7.6 million people.

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Three-Day Long Career Guide Expo 2022

Career Guide Expo 2022

Aiming to Fulfill the Gap between Industry & Academia by Providing Opportunities to Students to Learn to Earn We were overwhelmed with the response at Career Guide Expo 2022 organised by Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) under the supervision of Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister of Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training Pakistan at PAK-China Friendship Center, Islamabad from 11-13 March. The expo was inaugurated by honourable President Dr. Arif Alvi. More than 30,000 students from all across the country participated in the event and were provided awareness to opt for Amazon Virtual Assistant Training course at Human Development Institute of Future Skills. The expo provided first of its kind youth development platform and a unique opportunity to students at National level. Our booth was especially focused on inspiring young girls for pursuing the highly coveted profession of a virtual assistant.

Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Hamza Shafqaat concluded the event with his remarks and appreciated the efforts of all organisations in empowering youth.

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HDF-NA Seattle Network

HDF-NA Seattle Network Organized a Successful Donor Dinner

Whereby More Than Hundred Thousand Dollars Funds were Raised for Water-Scarce Areas Human Development Foundation of North America (HDF-NA) Seattle Network organized a successful donor dinner event at Lunchbox Lab, Seattle on March 04, 2022.

Seattle community has been actively partnering with HDF for programs & interventions for over two decades. HDF Seattle Network team is led by Mr. Munir Rizvi & Dr. Tabassum Saeed. Ms. Fatima Hussain, Managing Director HDF-NA, joined the event to share details of HDF’s work with the attendees and undertake fundraising for the water plants.

The long-term relationship of Seattle community and HDF has provided full support to the need of the hour such as special relief services for Oct 2005 Earthquake in AJK in close coordination by Seattle community & Pakistan Association of Greater Seattle (PAGS). PAGS raised $600,000 and 02 aircrafts full of relief supplies were sent. With the support of the community 1,000 households benefitted from the relief & rehabilitation efforts.

Additionally, HDF Seattle Network’s earlier significant contributions include establishment of a girl’s school at Bugna, Azad Jammu Kashmir providing education to 500 students who were displaced because of the earthquake.

In the year 2021, HDF Seattle Network funded two Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Filtration Plants at Union Council 45-P Tehsil Khanpur, District Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab and Village Dabbho, Union Council Sobhyar, Tehsil Diplo, District Tharparkar, Sindh.

The Seattle community appraised HDF’s work by Ms. Fatima Hussain, Managing Director HDF-NA, and a successful fundraising was conducted for the water plants whereby $129,850 funds were raised including the matching from the employer organizations. Our donor community is committed to support HDF in its mission to eradicate multi-dimensional poverty from Pakistan, by giving, year on year.

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