About Child Life Foundation (CLF)
CLF is the one of the largest non-profit organizations in Pakistan dedicated to saving pediatric lives. CLF provides comprehensive child health care services from emergency care to prevention. CLF was formed in 2010 with the initial intent to improve the quality of pediatric emergency care at the Civil Hospital in Karachi. This required entering into a public private partnership with the health department of the Government of Sindh. CLF entered this collaboration to provide services to the deserving less-privileged strata of the country’s biggest cosmopolitan city.
CLF has renovated and commissioned Civil Hospital’s Pediatric ER and National Institute of Child Health’s ER. CLF provides free medicines, essential oxygen systems, medical monitors and, most importantly, trains doctors and nurses to help save the lives of children at imminent risk.
CLF – SINA Partnership
CLF and SINA have developed a partnership to provide quality primary healthcare to children in deserving communities. SINA’s role in this partnership is to build, operate and provide management oversight for all clinics and to raise funds for any operational deficit. CLF supports SINA by providing technical assistance for pediatric care through advice on improvement of protocols and training focused on pediatric issues. CLF also organizes funding for capital and operating expenditure for pediatric care at the clinics. The treatment of adults at CLF – SINA partnership clinics is supported by SINA’s own resources.
About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
MSF is a medical humanitarian organization founded in Paris, France in 1971. Today, MSF is a worldwide movement of 24 associations, bound together as MSF International, based in Switzerland.
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999, MSF operates independently with a commitment to bringing quality medical care to people caught in crisis, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation. They offer basic healthcare, perform surgeries, fight epidemics, rehabilitate and operate hospitals and clinics, carry out vaccination campaigns, operate nutrition centers, and provide mental healthcare.
Their activities also include treatment of injuries and diseases, maternal care, and the provision of humanitarian aid. MSF is a neutral organization serving victims of conflict without siding with any party to the conflict. They have been working in Pakistan since 1986.
SINA and MSF have developed a partnership to mutually advance their humanitarian mission. As partners, MSF and SINA work closely and both organizations operate their respective medical facilities located in the same compound in Machar Colony. MSF operates an emergency care unit while SINA operates a primary healthcare unit. MSF further supports SINA by providing financial assistance for the primary healthcare unit in Machar Colony.