Dr. Kate Armstrong (President and Founder) and Mrs. Catherine Cole (Vice President) of CLAN (Caring & Dwelling As Neighbours) visited the Nationwide Institute of Little one Well being (NICH) in Karachi in November 2014. CLAN is an Australian non-government-organisation (NGO), devoted to the dream that kids residing with power well being circumstances in useful resource poor international locations will get pleasure from a high quality of life on par with that of their neighbours’ kids in higher-income international locations. CLAN has been partnering with NICH since 2007, supporting efforts by NICH and native Karachi NGO Atfaal Welfare Society (AWS) to optimize high quality of life for kids residing with the power well being circumstances congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) and diabetes. The Pakistani hosts for the go to at NICH and who’re absolute specialists of their area: Prof Jamal Raza (a fellow Pediatric Endocrinologist and the Director of NICH) and Dr Yasir Khan (one other member of NICH’s Endocrinology Division)
CLAN delegation additionally included Affiliate Professor Maria Craig, a specialist Paediatric Endocrinologist from The Kids’s Hospital at Westmead (CHW) to be taught extra about little one well being in Karachi and search to collaborate and contribute in future. In future, CLAN and NICH have plans to additional develop a hub in Pakistan for communities of households caring for kids with power well being circumstances. NICH and CLAN will concentrate on training and capability constructing that’s little one and household centred. CLAN is dedicated to collaborative motion that may redress inequities and maximize high quality of life for probably the most weak kids of Pakistan.