Irta'ash Foundation

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Irta'ash Foundation
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EstablishedJuly 2017
TypeNon-Profit Organization
FocusScreening Leukemia, Early Diagnosis, Shelter & Food
HeadquartersKarachi, Pakistan
MethodDonations, Grants, Charities and funds from other commercial activities.
Websitewww.irtaash.org

Irta'ash - A Hope of Life (ارتعاش) is a health sector social venture established at IBA AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development Main Campus Karachi on 22 July 2017. It is incorporated under ‘The Societies Registration Act, 1860 [XXI of 1860] by the Government of Sindh and operates as Irta’ash Foundation. Its operations are run by its Executive Committee which is an apex policy making body which seeks advice from its Advisory Council for better administrative, strategic and financial decisions.

Earlier, it started its journey by focusing only on screening leukemia suffered children from age group of 01 to 14 in rural areas, who are considered to be in the initial stages of this deadly disease and refer them to charitable tertiary healthcare hospital for their timely treatment in order to avoid complications of later stages.

Now, it has included screening of other hematological disorders like Aplastic Anemia and Thalassemia etc. in children and diabetes in adults.

Services[edit]

Laboratory Tests.[edit]

Laboratory tests play a significant role in identifying and treating any disease. Irta’ash sponsors such basic lab tests which are important in diagnosing various hematological disorders including leukemia, for those patients who cannot afford as they belongs to unprivileged families.

Counselling Services[edit]

Early diagnosis is important in early treatment. Due to unawareness, majority of the children patients in rural areas does not reach tertiary hospitals on time causing irreparable damage to their health. Therefore, counselling is important in motivating them for early treatment.

Assistance in Shifting Patient[edit]

Irta’ash assists it’s screened patients in shifting to relevant tertiary healthcare hospitals for proper and timely treatment in case if needed. As Irta’ash does not sponsor any treatment, so it helps needy patients by forwarding their applications for financial help to possible donors.

Public Awareness Events[edit]

Irta’ash organizes and participates in national & international conferences, seminars and workshops on various health related issues specially public awareness events spreading importance of early detection in cancer treatment and other haematological disorders.

Diabetes & Endocrine Centre

It provides diabetes and endocrinological consultancy to out patients including OPD services for general public.

External links[edit]

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