USAID to Build Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences in Pakistan

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USAID plans to build Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences (JIMS) in Sindh, Pakistan. This institution will give access to top-of-the-line medical care to the people of Jacobabad, Balochistan, and Sindh. The quality of healthcare for these citizens will improve greatly and will certainly help these areas of Pakistan in the long-term.

The key players in this project launched the official start to the building of the Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences on February 13th, 2013 during an official opening ceremony. These players include Richard Olson, Jock Conly, and Michael Dodman from the U.S., and Dr. Sagheer Ahmed and Muzaffar Shujra from Pakistan. USAID plans to build Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences in a mission of global health, in order to give high-quality healthcare to those that need it the most.

The plan is to carry out new, innovative healthcare programs for the surrounding area to help citizens live a higher-quality life. The institute will provide in-patient and out-patient services, as well as intensive care and emergency. It will also have mother and child services to improve child mortality rates, and to provide a safe haven for expecting and current mothers. The institute will be powered entirely by solar power, with back-up generators to ensure the safety of the doctors, nurses, and patients. USAID plans to build Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences in a short two years.

Not only has the U.S., and important U.S. figures such as Richard Olson, committed to helping Jacobabad and all of Pakistan with their healthcare needs, but they have also committed to helping Pakistan’s energy and education sectors, to better the country as a whole.

– Corina Balsamo

Sources: Dawn, LHR Times, Daily Times

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