Foundation For Poor Souls

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

FFPS ON WHEELS (MOBILE HOSPITAL PROGRAM)

In Pakistan, access to healthcare has been a challenge. While the health statistics of rural population continue to be poor, the health status and access to health services of urban slum dwellers on the other has also surfaced to be equally deplorable. The need of the hour is a two pronged approach: first, to bring quality health care services to doorsteps of the needy and second to promote healthcare awareness and contemporary health care services amongst the underprivileged. In such a scenario, a mobile medical services delivery system is the most practical mechanism and in subscription to this view, Foundation For Poor Souls (FFPS) has initiated the Mobile Hospital Program. This is an unique program that seeks to address problems of mobility, accessibility and availability of primary health care with special focus on children and women, in urban slums and remote rural areas. Program reaching out to around four million beneficiaries in coming five years.

Working Model:
Foundation for Poor Souls (FFPS) operates by taking well-equipped medical vans along with specialized doctors, nurses, medical staff, equipment and medicines to the identified villages/ slums in a systematic manner. Foundation for Poor Souls vans covers the rural or slum areas in the vicinity where either no governmental health care facilities exist or the same is not sufficient for the population. Each unit is covering the vicinity of up to 25km from its center and visiting 2-3 villages in a day on a regular basis. These mobile hospitals offer preventive, primitive and curative medical expertise to the needy children and women in remote rural areas and urban slums. In deserving and lifesaving cases, it functions like a referral clinic and ambulance. Each van is stationed in an urban center usually with a static hospital, which acts like a referral medical center. The teams also carry out awareness activities on health and hygiene in order to achieve health seeking behavior.

Website

http://www.ffps.org.pk

Year established

2010

Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

Further information


About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Doing business with the poor; Standards and guidelines...show all (6)

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: Pakistan

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Disability issues; Gender issues; Human rights;...show all (7)

Goods categories

Agriculture, aquaculture & forestry; Apparel & fashion; Arts, crafts &...show all (22)

Business sectors

Advocacy and legal services; Education and training; Media and PR; Medical and health;...show all (7)

Disasters

Iran/Pakistan: Earthquake - Apr 2013