Most common and lethal diseases in Pakistan include acute respiratory, infection (ARI), malaria, diarrhea , dysentery, scabies, goiter, hepatitis and tuberculosis. Viral hepatitis, particularly that caused by types B and C are major epidemics in Pakistan with nearly 12 million individuals infected with either of the viruses.
The situation of child health in Pakistan is appalling. Thousands of children die every year from diseases that are preventable. Child health in Pakistan has become the most important national priority that needs serious attention. Child mortality in Pakistan is a major cause of concern, with one among 10 children dying before reaching the age of five and one among 30, just after they are born.
Pakistan Medical Association’s annual health report of 2011 stated that one child dies every minute from childhood tuberculosis, poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type B, neonatal tetanus and measles. Maternal, neo-natal and child healthcare statistics in Pakistan are some of the poorest in the region.
The i-Care Fund America Inc.(iCF) has approved reputable and well entrenched organizations in the healthcare field. These include: Al-Mehrab Tibbi Imdad; Aman Health Care Services; Bait-ul-Sukoon Cancer Hospital; Child Aid Association; Child Life Foundation; Children Cancer Foundation; Fatimid Foundation; Karwan-e-Hayat; LRBT; Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre; Murshid Hospital; Patients’ Aid Foundation, Civil Hospital; Poor Patients’ Aid Society, Jinnah Hospital; Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center; SIUT; The Cancer Foundation and The Kidney Center.