Events Special

Rehmat Foundation in action in Pakistan

February 26,2024, Visit to Mukhtar A Sheikh Hospital (MASH)
February 26, 2024, visited Nishtar, had meeting with the Vice Chancellor and convinced her to upgrade psychiatric unit. She promised to renovate the ward in next 3 months.
On the same day we visited MASH, had a long discussion with the CEO Dr Rana Altaf , the psychiatrist and psychologist with possible venues of collaboration. Toured the hospital with Dr Rana Altaf.
In the evening met with Dr Muhammad Saqip Hussain Khawja regarding his interest to work with RF as advisor
In summary our trip was impactful and remarkable. We are grateful and appreciative of our board members in Pakistan: Mian Muhammad Younus , Drs Khalil,Wasima Talat, Naweed Sadiq, Altaf Rana, Ali Bukhari, Mr Hyder Jamal and Mohammad Irfan. Special thanks to Mian Muhammad Younus who went out of his way to make our stay pleasant and enjoyable. We found Avari Boutique Hotel our second home. Huda and I appreciate the hospitality and kindness extended by Drs Zafar Qadir, Mubashir Daha and Akhtar Bandesha in Islamabad. We appreciate Dr Saba Syed Professor of Psychiatry.UCLA for taking the time to participate in the program and delivering impact lectures of medical ethics, substance abuse and perinatal psychiatry. Lectures on stress management by Dr Huda Zenati was very timely and needed. Our mental health advocacy resulted in a promise to renovate psychiatric unit at Nishtar by the worthy Vice Chancellor Dr Khakwani.

February 24,2024, We visited a technical school in Kabirwala
We visited a technical school in Kabirwala to do an assessment of their needs.

February 22,2024, Visited the Secretary of School Education South Punjab
Visited the Secretary of School Education South Punjab who was very appreciative of our work and extended full support.

February 21, 2024
we paid a surprise visit to 2 elementary schools. The teachers and students were very appreciative of our work. One of the schools has total of 3 rooms, 2 without roofs and RF installed the roofs.
One of the students said”thank you for saving us from the cold “ She also asked for a swing.
Then we had a second meeting with the young women in Women Empowerment Program We also visited the utility store which RF has contracted to provide the rations to 65 needy families in Maitla Chowk. We decided to increase the food items to each family during month of Ramadan.

On February 20 , 2024
We had meeting with VC Professor Khakwani , Dr Syed Shams and Dr Khalil at the Simulation Lab. Followed by a visit to the operating rooms and psychiatric ward at Nishtar.
In the evening we had dinner with the board members, VC NMU, the architects of simulation lab and operating rooms and other dignitaries from Multan hosted by Dr Rana Altaf and Mian Muhammad Younus.

February 20,2024
Dinner with the board members and other dignitaries from Nishtar Medical University and Multan.

February 20, 2024, Visited psychiatric unit at Nishtar Hospital

February 20,2024, Revisited Operating Rooms

February 20,2024, Visit to Simulation Lab at Nishtar Medical University

February 19,2024
We had seminar at Nishtar Medical University and made presentations on medical ethics, stress management and mental health advocacy.

February 18,2024
We made a surprise visit to the new ER at Children’s Hospital Multan. We were pleased with our collaboration with ChildLife Foundation for 5 ER beds.

February 17, 2024 morning
Women Empowerment Program

Feb 17, 2024, RF and Taleem Foundation
On Feb 17, 2024, RF and Taleem Foundation had a meeting with 16 young women from The Women Empowerment Program in Chak#115/10-R, Tehsil Jahania to evaluate their progress and address their concerns.
In the afternoon, we had a meeting with the additional secretary of school education, ADC Khanewal, Education officer Khanewal, deputy education officer Jahania, teachers, parents, and community leaders in Jahania to discuss the impact of the E-Learning program and future plans. There were requests from several other schools to extend the E-Learning program to their schools. We also met with retired CEO Education Khanewal Mr Sohaib Imran who is interested in joining Rehmat Foundation.

February 17, meeting with Additional Secretary Education South Punjab, ADC Khanewal, School Administration, and Community leaders in Jahania.

February 16 visit to the schools with E-Schooling:

Rehmat Foundation and Taleem Foundation visited 5 elementary/ middle schools where we introduced E-learning last year. The team met with the students, teachers, parents, and community leaders. It was very heartwarming to see the confidence, interaction, and enthusiasm among the students. Parents and community leaders were excited and appreciative of what the Rehmat Foundation and Taleem Foundation are doing for their community.

On February 15, The Rehmat Foundation (RF) held a free medical camp at THQ Jahania. A team of 8 experts in different specialties saw over 400 patients.

RF is grateful to the following physicians for their great contributions toward the success of the event: Drs Wasima Talat GYN, Naweed Sadiq and Salman Naweed ophthalmology, Ali Bukhari pediatric cardiac surgery, Uzma Masood oncology Saba Syed psychiatry, Ghulam Qadir psychiatry, and Huda Zenati psychology. We had the privilege to meet with MS THQ and AC Jahania for collaboration to improve medical services in the area.

February 12, 2024 at PIMS Islamabad:

On February 12-13, The founders Of The Rehmat Foundation, Drs Ghulam Qadir and Huda Zenati, presented at several institutions.

  • PIMS Islamabad
  • Islamic International University
  • Qaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad
  • Health Sciences Academy

The presenters talked about various topics including medical ethics, substance abuse, stress management, perinatal psychiatry, and mental health advocacy. Dr. Ghulam Qadir also discussed with the chairman of PMDC the importance of including more courses in mental health in
Medical college curriculum.

February 13 Health Sciences Academy Islamabad:

February 12, 2024 Islamic International University Islamabad:

February 12, 2024 PIMS Islamabad:

Feb. 11, Stakeholders meeting at Islamabad club:

The meeting was fruitful where we agreed to collaborate with several institutions in areas of interest and relevance in mental health for primary care physicians, program development and research .

The founders Of RF Drs Ghulam Qadir and Huda Zenati, visited Pakistan in March of 2022, to assess and evaluate its projects. We visited the following medical institutions.

Nishtar Medical University, Multan
QA Medical College, Bahawalpur
Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal
SZ Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan
D.G Khan Medical College, D.G Khan
Bakhtawar Amin Medical College, Multan
Cardiology Institute, Multan
Children Hospital, Multan

We also visited 5 schools in Muzaffar Garh and Khanewal Districts and the Secretary of Education, South Punjab.

Renovation of Operating Rooms at Nishtar Hospital

We were pleased to attend the inauguration of the renovated operating rooms. Many thanks to the Vice-Chancellor Dr. Altaf Rana, the Principal Dr. Iftikhar Khan and all the donors who made this possible.

Renovation of 8 Operating Rooms by Rehmat Foundation started in April 2022

We had many visits/meetings with Drs Altaf Rana, Iftikhar Khan, Khalil Ahmad, Ali Bukhari, Kalim Ullah, and the contractors to finalize the project which will be completed by the end of 2022.

Rehmat Foundation Simulation Learning Center at Nishtar

We met with Dr. Shams and his team, to discuss the project and toured the location. The project will start in May of 2022.

Global Medicine Initiative Program

We are very grateful to the administration of all the medical colleges who met with us to evaluate the program. This program started 2 years ago. We are very pleased with their feedback and ways to improve it. we are very grateful to Dr. Ali Bukhari and Mr. Mohamed Araf for implementing the program. Dr. Daha was a great asset for connecting us with various medical colleges.

Nishtar Medical University

QA Medical College, Bahawalpur

Sahiwal Medical College, Sahiwal

SZ Medical College, Rahim Yar Khan

D.G Khan Medical College, D.G Khan

Cardiology Institute, Multan

Children Hospital, Multan

Bhakhtawar Amin Medical College, Multan

Educational Institutions

The visits to five schools in Muzaffar Garh and Khanewal Districts warmed our hearts. Meeting the students, the teachers, administrators and touring the Einstein Learning Center with Asif Leghari was inspirational. We admire the resilience of the students and the teachers despite their daily challenges.

Visit to Education Secretary South Punjab

We thank Dr. Ehtasham Anwar, Secretary of Education for meeting with us despite his busy schedule. Dr. Anwar was very gracious to invite us to his meeting with various NGOs working with him on various projects.

Rehmat Foundation Multan Board Meeting

We can not find enough words to thank all Rehmat Foundation board members for their hard work and dedication. We are indebted to Dr. Khalil, Mr. Khadim Hussain, and Mr. Ayub Shah for their unwavering support.

International Symposium