Community Sustainable Development Programme (CSDP)
Free Medical Camp
Interfaith League against Poverty (I-LAP) and Friends of I-LAP
Saturday, February 9, 2019, Islamabad
I-LAP and Friends of I-LAP have started a humanitarian endeavor under the name of “Community Sustainable Development Programme” (CSDP).
Interfaith League Against Poverty (I-LAP) and Friends of I-LAP organized a Free Medical Camp on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Maskeen Colony, G-8/4, Islamabad. The group of volunteers has gathered under the name of “Community Sustainable Development Programme” (CSDP), which comprises internationally qualified senior doctors and experienced people from all walks of life. The aim of this programme is to minimise health risks and optimize health and productivity while lowering health-related cost of people residing in low-income areas of Islamabad. CSDP will reach out to families residing in low-income neighborhoods and provide them with basic necessities of life in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set out by the Government of Pakistan.
In this regard the first endeavor of CSDP was a Free Medical Camp which was held at Maskeen Colony, G-8/4, Islamabad with the objective of providing the best doctors at their doorstep of those, who do not have access to good medical facilities.
The first Free Medical Camp offered specialists in Gynecology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, while the Family Planning Team and Polio Team joined in the endeavors of CSDP.
The team of doctors and paramedics for the first camp included:
MBBS, MCPS Pakistan
MRCOG FRCOG UK
Associate Professor, Fatima Jinnah Medical College
Consultant Obst/Gyne Bee Well Hospital
Infertility Specialist, Australian Concept Fertility Centre
MCPS, FCPS Pakistan
Consultant Pediatrics/ Neonatologist
Head of Preventive Peadiatric Committee
HOD: Capital Hospital Islamabad
Consultant Psychiatrist Max Health Hospital Islamabad
DS Psych, Ireland
Ms. Clinical Psychiatry, UK
Affiliate Member Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK
Member Ryal Society of Medicine, UK
Consultant Psychiatrist NHS, UK
Ex. Clinical Research Fellow (MRC), UK
- Polio Team Courtesy Dr. Muhammad AsifRaheem ADC E, Islamabad
Dr. Amjad, Ms. Bilqees and 2 male members
- Family Planning Team, Courtesy Ms. BushraAman, Secretary, Ministry of Population, Punjab
Dr. Asima Tariq, Dr. FauziaShareef, 4 LHVs and 2 male staff members
The Free Medical Camp was able to provide free medical services to over three hundred deserving patients and provide them with free medication:
|S. No||Doctor||Specialty||No of Patients
|1||Dr. TahiraBatool||Gynecology& Gen Med||73|
|3||Dr. ShahidAkhtar||Psychologist& Gen Med||97|
Issues identified for future camps:
- Eye ailments/eyeglasses
- Child ailments
- Skin infections
- General ailments
- Stomach ailments
It is hoped that the team will be able to extend its outreach to more needy families in their successive camps.
Interfaith League Against Poverty (I-LAP) is a non-profit organisation which was established in 2004 and registered under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies Ordinance 1961. The primary objective of I-LAP is to promote interfaith harmony & peace, reduce religious extremism, encourage equality on the basis of humanity and ensure respect for all religions around the world through advocacy and lobbying at all levels. I-LAP’s Vision is to “Create a new generation of peace workers, peace defenders, and peace negotiators towards catalyzing positive change in the community for prevention of conflicts and promotion and sustenance of peace in the multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Pakistan”.
I-LAP Head Office is based at Islamabad. I-LAP has worked extensively in Districts Mansehra, Balakot and Swabi, KP Province; Districts Turbet and Gwader, Baluchistan Province; Districts Rahim Yar Khan and Khan Bela, Punjab Province; Districts Tando Muhammad Khan, Badin and Tharparker, Sindh Province.
I-LAP has also been actively contributing in Advocacy and Lobbying for the Right to Religious Freedom, Interfaith Harmony, Reducing Religious Extremism, Promotion of Religious Tolerance and raising voice for access to justice. I-LAP also provides Humanitarian Assistance and sustainable climatic resilient community development projects. The cross-cutting theme of all Programmes of I-LAP focuses on promotion of peace at local, national and international levels.
I-LAP is committed to give response to natural and manmade disasters throughout the country and has played a vital role in community development through promoting interfaith harmony, Peace through Education, livelihood, Water and Sanitation and Reconstruction of schools destroyed in the earthquake. I-LAP believes in participatory projects done in close relationships with the community members through forming Community Based Organizations and Self Help Groups. I-LAP enhances the capacity of community members through training and other activities and enables them to sustain their lives instead of depending on external forces. I-LAP has a trustworthy experience in working with international partners in various long and short term projects particularly food aid, food security, cash for work, WASH, rehabilitation of agricultural land and water sources, reconstruction of schools, construction of one room and two room shelters and latrines.I-LAP has experience and proven capacity in working with international partners in various long and short term projects.