Good health and wellbeing are fundamental rights that everyone deserves, no matter where they live or who they are. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 specifically aims to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all, no matter who they are or where they live.
This goal recognises the significance of accessible healthcare services and the importance of addressing challenges to the health of individuals as well as those of healthcare systems. SDG3 proves a valuable resource in charting progress and goals for both governments and non-for-profit organisations.
Pakistan, the world’s fifth-most populous country, has faced numerous challenges related to health in recent history. The nation has experienced various diseases, conflicts and destructive weather events, which have had a huge impact on the wellbeing of its people.
According to the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, Pakistan continues to grapple with high rates of infant and maternal mortality, as well as a prevalence of infectious diseases, and limited access to quality healthcare services, especially in rural areas.
The World Health Organization reports that Pakistan had the world’s fifth-highest tuberculosis burden, with an estimated 510,000 new tuberculosis cases emerging each year.
In the treatment of these issues, the healthcare system in Pakistan faces significant challenges, including inadequate infrastructure, a shortage of healthcare professionals and limited funding.
These factors contribute to barriers to accessing healthcare services, especially for marginalised communities and those living in poverty. As a result, many people in Pakistan struggle to access medical care.
In response to the pressing healthcare challenges in Pakistan, The Partners in Progress Foundation is proud to support The Health Collab, a nonprofit organisation that supports SDG 3 by providing free basic healthcare services in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
The Health Collab focuses on delivering free primary checkups as well as basic medicine for seasonal diseases, ensuring that individuals receive essential medical attention, especially during times when diseases are prevalent. Not only does this help individuals, but it also reduces the spread of diseases, helping the whole community.By identifying and addressing health risks early on, The Health Collab’s medical professionals can treat issues before they become worse. And The Health Collab’s free and accessible model means that individuals can seek treatment without fear of expenses.
The Health Collab is working to make a difference in the Faisalabad community and are committed to providing compassionate care to all who need it.
At the Partners in Progress Foundation, we’re proud to support The Health Collab on its journey to accessible health care. If you have or want to start a nonprofit but are running into issues, get in touch with our team to find out more.
Partners In Progress wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and gather. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and recognise their ongoing connection to this beautiful country, with knowledge and stories that have been handed down since time immemorial.