“The Shared Care” (TSC) Pakistan-based registered Welfare nongovernmental Organization (Reg. No KPK/DSW/4355), promotes and advocates for women’s health, particularly those who are under-served and marginalized. According to the official data of health facilities across the KPK province (where we are located), a total of 265 mothers died during childbirth at the government health facilities, with around 139 deaths per 100,000 births. This ratio, however, has increased in the first quarter of 2017 after 105 women died out of 50,563 deliveries conducted by skilled doctors. (Information source: www.tribune.com.pk ). According to another report by British based organization charity “Save the Children”; Pakistan had the highest rate of first-day deaths and stillbirths at 40.7 per 1000 births. Fewer than half of women had a skilled health worker present at birth. Unavailability and dysfunctional equipment, and “stock-outs” of medicines are contributory factors for such occurrences.
Our Organization envisions every woman has an opportunity to enter safe motherhood with equitable maternity care. We believe in raising awareness and mobilizing communities to take action about the often overlooked issues related to adolescence and maternal health. We collaborate closely with practitioners and community members to identify priority health issues and implement effective strategies to address those issues. We invest in community-based programs to improve the quality of equitable maternity care by strengthening the maternity care provider workforce, advancing successful models of care, and increasing access to essential resources.
To do so, we are also working in partnership with “Cure Medical Facility” (www.cmf.com.pk ), established with the sole purpose of providing essential maternity related and other primary healthcare services to the people within a community that needs it most.
We aim to save precious lives by addressing the preventable causes of deaths, thus ensuring to function as an exemplary caregiver to the people visiting from far-off resource-limited villages.
The idea for establishing this welfare organization was conceived by two enthusiastic doctors driven by the shockingly high infant and maternal mortality level in the KPK region.