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HANDS Pakistan as the official Covid Prevention Partner of Karachi Eat 2022

HANDS Pakistan as the official Covid Prevention Partner of Karachi Eat 2022 ensured strict compliance of SOPs by facilitating free-of-charge sanitizers, face masks, hand-washing stations, and also administered more than 256 booster shots to the vaccinated eligible individuals during the three days event.

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Inauguration Ceremony of Solar System at Ibrahim Jokhio Village Ghaghar Malir Karachi

HANDS organized the Inauguration Ceremony of Solar System at Ibrahim Jokhio Village Ghaghar Malir Karachi. Professor A.G Billoo Founding Chairman, Dr Saeed Ismail Chairman HANDS, Dr Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed CEO HANDS, Mr Ghulam Hussain Baloch Board Member, Mr. Ahtsham Lodhi TIKA Program Officer, Mr Mujahid Jokhio, Mr. Maaz Tanveer HoD Communication Program and notables from the village attended the ceremony and warmly welcome all the guests.

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Plantation Drive With Zong Pakistan

In the month of December 2021 ZONG Pakistan conducted a plantation drive at the HANDS Pakistan School in DAMBA GOTH Karachi. ZONG’s Head of Sales South Mr. Faheem Durrani, Head of PR and CSR Ms. Maheen Akhtar, Sr. Manager PR and CSR Mr. Junaid Shafqat and Executive PR and CSR Mr. Faisal Irfan planted trees along with school children and appreciated the quality and management of the school.

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Meeting on Population issues with President of Pakistan

On December 13, Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed Chief Executive HANDS conducted a meeting on Population issues with President Arif Alvi and Minister Health Dr. Faisal Sultan at President House, Islamabad

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Tree Plantation Drive

HANDS celebrated 75 Years of UNICEF at Govt. Boys Secondary School Cattle Colony. Ms. Clara Dube – Chief of UNICEF Sindh Office, Ms. Vanessa Lee – UNICEF Education Manager, Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed – Chief Executive HANDS, Ghulam Hussain Baloch – HANDS Governing Board Member, Mr. Imran Yusuf Shami – UNICEF WASH Specialist, Ms. Zahida Jamali – WASH Officer, HANDS WASH and Education Department and Karachi Rural Team graced the occasion and planted 75 Fruit Trees in the School Premises.

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International Day With Persons With Disability Celebration

HANDS in collaboration with Disabled Welfare Association celebrated #InternationalDayforPersonswithDisabilities at Port Grand, Karachi. The event was graced by Mr. Aminul Haq, Federal Minister for IT, Mr. Sadiq Ali Memon, Minister for Persons with Disabilities, Sindh Government, Ms. Kishwar Zehra, MNA MQM Pakistan, HANDS management and friends and colleagues from HANDS Independent Living Centers. The event was a celebration for all people with disabilities and put a strong message of Inclusion and developing a conducive environment for PWDs. Chief Executive HANDS highlighted the important work being done by HANDS Independent Living Centers across Pakistan and what more needs to be done in future.

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Children Day Celebration

Universal Children’s Day was celebrated in HANDS schools across the country through various activities to uplift students, promote togetherness and improving children’s welfare.

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Hybrid Seminar on Access to Family Planning Services in “Underserved Areas”

Hybrid Seminar on Access to Family Planning Services in “Underserved Areas” Learnings from HANDS Marvi Model* held on November 17, 2021 at Serena Hotel Islamabad. The event was attended by Government dignitaries and Development partners. Key speakers of the Seminar were Dr Shahzad Ali Khan Vice Chancellor Health Services Academy, M. Saqib Zafar Additional Chief Secretary Punjab, Mr. Shoaib Shahzad Technical Program Analyst UNFPA, Dr. Nabeela Ali Country Director JSI. A Panel discussion was moderated by Ms. Rahal Saeed – Senior Technical Advisor BMGF/ RIZ Consulting and panelists commented on the occasion were Ms. Ayesha Laghari – Country Director PSI, Ms. Amna Aksheed GM PPIF(Attended online), Dr Naila Altaf Additional. Secretary Population Welfare Department, Dr Yasmin Qazi Senior Advocacy Advisor to BMGF/ RIZ Consulting. More than 100 participants were online including Dr. Aliya Kashif and Dr. Manor Bhattarai from World Bank, Kristine Brusletto from Global Fund, Pamela Sequira from Country Head Integrity Pakistan, Dr. Rehana Ahmed Chairperson Board GSM, Dr. Naeem Majid Punjab RIZ Consulting.

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Provincial Coordination Seminar

HANDS in collaboration with IOM organized a provincial coordination seminar in Marriott hotel to recognize the efforts of the corporate and social sector in the fight against COVID-19 and to raise awareness regarding vaccination for undocumented people and refugees, HANDS in collaboration with IOM organized a provincial coordination seminar in Marriott hotel, Karachi. The event was graced by Chief Guest, Head of Office UNOCHA, Ms. Choice Ufouma Okoro, Chief Executive HANDS Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed, government and community stakeholders and key dignitaries from various corporate organizations including PSO, Shell, PPL, KE, Feroze Textile, Dawlance, KFC, JS Bank, Meezan Bank, Telenor Microfinance Bank, Engro and SSGC. HANDS commended the overwhelming support from corporate sector since the pandemic started and appealed for further collaborations so Pakistan can reach its target of COVID-19 vaccination with complete coverage and fulfil the motto of “Leaving No One Behind”.

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Seminar on Family Planning

HANDS Seminar on Access to Family Planning Sevices in “Underserved Areas” was organized where Learnings from Marvi Model were shared today at PC, Karachi. The Seminar was graced by the presence of Honorable Mr. Muhammad Qasim Soomro – Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Sindh as Chief Guest. Other honorable and reknowned personalities include Ms. Shahnaz Wazir Ali – Chairman TAC, President SZABIST, Mr. Rehan Iqbal Baloch – Secretary PWD, Sindh, Dr. Talib Lashari – Focal person FP2030 Sindh, Technical Advisor CIP Sindh, Dr. Yasmeen Qazi – Senior Advocacy Advisor BMGF/ RIZ Consulting, Ms. Ayesha Laghari – Country Director, PSI Pakistan, Ms. Rahal Saeed – Senior Technical Advisor BMGF/ RIZ Consulting and Dr. Zaib Dahar – Senior Technical Advisor, PPHI. Many other government officials and representatives from different NGOs participated in the event.