Aman Foundation

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Aman Foundation
Aman Foundation logo.jpg
Formation 2008; 10 years ago (2008)
Founders Arif Naqvi & Fayeeza Naqvi
Focus Healthcare, Education, Ambulance
Headquarters Karachi, Pakistan
Area served
Pakistan
Method Donations and Grants
Key people
  • Fayeeza Naqvi
    (Chairman)[1]
  • Malik Ahmad Jalal
    (CEO)
Website theamanfoundation.org

The Aman Foundation is a not for profit trust, based in Karachi, Pakistan. In 2015, under the Shajar-e-Aman plantation drive the Aman Foundation planted 2,000 local trees, and 200 flowers at the Hill Park, Karachi.[2] In 2016, the Aman Foundation, in collaboration with the Edhi Foundation initiated the annual Edhi Award for Pre-hospital Care.[3]

Aman Health[edit]

The Aman Foundation has developed a complete healthcare eco-system, targeting important healthcare matters. Aman Health established heat relief camps in Karachi during the 2015 Pakistan heat wave.[4]

Aman Ambulance[edit]

Aman Health’s flagship initiative, Aman Ambulance, has changed the landscape of emergency care in Pakistan and is the first state-of-the-art ambulatory vehicle network providing round-the-clock emergency care in the province of Sindh. However seemed unable to provide assistance in the case of a 10 year old girl shot in the head by a bullet, leading to her unfortunate death.

With a fleet of 60 ambulances, the service includes 227 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), 16 doctors and life-saving drugs and equipment, providing 24/7 emergency medical interventions with an average response of 12 minutes.

The Aman Ambulance also holds the recognition of being awarded the ‘Best In Asia’ EMS Service Award, in 2014, by The Asian Emergency Council.

Aman Ambulance is run on international protocols, equipped with the latest medical equipment and life-saving drugs and is staffed with trained medical professionals. The service provides a tiered emergency response system with Basic Life Support Ambulances and Advanced Life Support Ambulances equipped with AED machines and cardiac monitors. In addition, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Ambulances are equipped with ECG machines, which is a unique service available in Karachi.

Aman Community Health Program (ACHP)[edit]

The Aman Community Health Program (ACHP) disseminates basic preventive healthcare information through community members to reduce the incidence of disease and death in Karachi’s most affected population. The ACHP consists of a mobile field force of hundreds of women trained to initiate inquiries and follow-ups on health issues that are common in their local communities. These include maternal and neo-natal care, malaria, acute infections and addictions. This program empowers underprivileged citizens, especially women, to participate in community welfare activities and increase their access to medical attention for key healthcare issues.

MASHAL[edit]

MASHAL, the which means torch in the Urdu Language, also stands for ‘Mental and Social Health Advocacy and Literacy’. It is the Mental Health Initiative launched under The Aman Foundation.[5]

SUKH[edit]

SUKH concentrates on maternal and child health. The program was initiated to increase the Modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (MCPR) while at the same time ensuring sustainability. It mainly focuses on increasing the demand for Family Planning services and enhancing the quality of services that the facility provides.

The Sukh Initiative emerged from commitments made between Aman Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, after the 2012 London Summit on family planning.[6]

Aman Telehealth[edit]

Considering the unaffordability of healthcare service for a large majority of the Pakistani population, AMAN TELEHEALTH service was initiated to offer consultations, advice and triage for the most common illnesses over the phone. Besides dealing with common physical ailments, AMAN TELEHEALTH also offers mental health advice via a Mental Health Counsellor. This service especially targets women by offering them a platform via which they can seek medical advice and counseling without leaving their homes.[7]

Aman Education[edit]

Aman Tech[edit]

Aman Tech is a vocational training institute established in 2011. The institute is providing skills, knowledge, hands-on training and soft skills to the youth which allows them to exploit employment opportunities locally and abroad.[8] AmanTech offers courses in 15 trades and to maintain its quality standards it has partnered with leading organizations in vocational training including City & Guilds of the UK and Skills International.

Initially the institute only catered male students but recently AmanTech has launched a Stitching Machinist course for both girls and boys, in collaboration with Yunus Textile Mills.[9]

INJAZ Pakistan[edit]

INJAZ Pakistan is a social impact organization. It was initiated and incubated by the Aman Foundation in April 2012. INJAZ Pakistan works on developing and encouraging entrepreneurial, work-readiness and financial literacy skills amongst children between the ages of 14 to 24, in Pakistan. In 2016, International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with INJAZ Pakistan for facilitating and conducting training sessions at ICCBS.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fayeeza Naqvi elected as Chairman Aman Foundation". The News International. September 16, 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Citizens for a greener Karachi". Express Tribune. August 13, 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Aman Foundation, Edhi Foundation initiate Edhi Award". Pakistan Observer. December 11, 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Beating the heat: Aman Foundation sets up six relief camps". Express Tribune. July 6, 2015. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Health concerns: Aman Foundation hopes to alleviate depression, mental disorders". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Saving mothers and children: US, Pak NGOs launch maternal, child healthcare initiative". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  7. ^ Ilyas, Faiza. "Dial 'd' for doctor". Dawn. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  8. ^ Ahmad, Fouzia Nasir (2014-01-05). "License to skill". www.dawn.com. Retrieved 2016-03-28.
  9. ^ Recorder, Business. "AmanTech launches Stitching Machinist course | Business Recorder". Business Recorder. Retrieved 2016-03-28.
  10. ^ "ICCBS inks MoU with INJAZ of Aman Foundation". Daily Times (Pakistan). Aug 31, 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2017.