Welcome to MALC
A well-knitted network of 157 control centres nationwide mostly in remote areas is functioning in close collaboration with provincial governments and providing services to the patients and communities free of charge.
2011 was a good year – not necessarily an easy one, but finally for MAC, it turned out well. The country is in difficulties, so we are suffering with the people: the countless families who do not know how to cope with the rising living cost – the violence in Karachi, in Lyari, in the Karakorum.
Nevertheless, we are deeply grateful, that MALC kept to its calling: to serve people who have nobody else to turn to, marginalized, forgotten, ostracized.
And that the team themselves kept an island of peace.
Professionally has been the largest gain: in addition to the rehabilitation of the flood victims, a well established activity by now, we are returning to our core activities: Leprosy Elimination, and Community Empowerment. more....
Reflecting back on our activities gives us immense pleasure of what transpired during an eventful year for the program and our well-wishers. Challenges, which by now are well known and part of our programs’ vocabulary were met with steadfastness by our staff, and why not, they have been bread in an environment where dire situations are converted into opportunities to provide services to the un-served. more...
Your last year’s Zakat and donations have made a big difference in the lives of many poor and deserving people….
6,461 Leprosy patients received free treatment for Leprosy and general diseases along with comprehensive care facility to prevent deformity and aid rehabilitation.
10,086 precious lives saved from Tb – they received free treatment from MALC. 57% of them were women and children.
2,948 blind people have had their eye sight restored by surgeries, 204,630 people received free consultation, and 61,727 children were protected from night blindness.
60 deformed and homeless patients received day care and medical services at Ittehad Manzil (MALC’s Home for Crippled Patients).
1,703 Leprosy ulcer patients received indoor nursing care and surgical treatment free of charge in the wards of MALC Hospital.
141,912 skin patients received free consultation, lab services and treatment in the hospital at MALC. more...
Matter of Today...
Dr. Ruth Pfau receives Europe's most prestigious BAMBI 2012 Media Award:
We proudly announce that Dr. Ruth Pfau, M.D., D.Sc. (Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam), Founder Member of Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre and Federal Advisor on Leprosy (Retd.) to the Government of Pakistan has been awarded the "BAMBI 2012 AWARD" (Germany's most prestigious media award) on 22nd November 2012 in the German town of Duesseldorf. Dr. Pfau received the BAMBI 2012 Award in the category "Silent Heroes" in recognition of her tireless commitment for Leprosy eradication in Pakistan over the past 50 years.
BAMBI Award is the most glamorous society event of the year: Every year, the BAMBI awards put German and International celebrities and other exceptional people in the spotlight, attracting a TV audience of more than six million people in Germany alone. The worldwide media attention, covering all six continents from South America to Asia, generates an annual total of more than 3.5 billion media contacts.
BAMBI award winners in previous years include a raft of distinguished personalities. Here are just a few: Muhammad Ali, Bill Clinton, David Copperfield, Harrison Ford, Tom Hanks, Audrey Hepburn, Tommy Hilfiger, Rock Hudson, Michael Jackson, Queen Rania of Jordan, Heidi Klum, Karl Lagerfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Sophia Loren, Nelson Mandela, Kylie Minogue, Keanu Reeves, Meg Ryan, Claudia Schiffer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Britney Spears, Kate Winslet.
Dr Pfau has received a number of national and international awards particularly Sitara-e-Quaid-e-Azam in 1969, Hilal-Imtiaz in 1979, Hilal-e-Pakistan in 1989, Nishan-i-Quaid-i-Azam in 2011 from the Government of Pakistan, The Commanders Cross of the Order of Merit with Star from her own native country Germany in 1985, Ramon Magsaysay Award from the Government of Philippines in 2002 and now the BAMBI Award-2012 for Germany recognizing her lifelong dedication to eradicate Leprosy and its stigma in Pakistan.
From Leprosy to Community Development – her journey is on. Her struggle is on to provide relief to the marginalized Communities in our Country, which she considers her own.
Over a period of last 56 years, MALC’s Leprosy programme has won laurels by controlling Leprosy in 1996, keeping it controlled over the years and now having achieved elimination status in most of the provinces.
These landmarks could only be achieved because of financial support by German Leprosy & TB Relief Association and other European supporters in the early years and later also by our local corporates and Pakistani philanthropists. Currently more than 35% of our expenses are being borne by Pakistani supporters.
However, now we fear that over time our international support will decline and we need to quickly build our local resource by increasing our supporter base and for a long term sustainable solution establish our Endowment Fund. This will make MALC programme sustainable and self reliant. Hence we have taken the initiative and by the Grace of Allah SWT, have established MALC Endowment Fund with an initial amount of Rs. 25 million from our own reserves.
To ensure progressive growth of our Endowment Fund we expect our friends/supporters to come forward and donate generously in the Endowment Fund to help Leprosy, TB and Preventive Blindness programme sustain and stand on its own two feet.
59th World Leprosy Day Celebrations at MALC:
World Leprosy Day not only symbolizes our feelings of togetherness and love with our patients affected by Leprosy but also provides an opportunity to all of us working for Leprosy to come closer and renew our commitment for a Leprosy free world.
Every year the last Sunday of January is observed as World Leprosy Day and celebrated all over the world to bring about the feeling of togetherness and love for this class of people who were previously treated as outcasts of society. The year 2012 celebrated the 59th World Leprosy Day on 29th January. To commemorate this special day, MALC scheduled programmes. Among these programmes were, the Press Conference at MALC on 27th January followed by the main function of World Leprosy Day at Arts Council of Pakistan on 30th January 2012 alongwith functions of Patients’ Day on 31st January 2012 at MALC Hospital.
World Leprosy Day is an event that not only reminds us all to focus on the needs of those affected by Leprosy, but also expresses gratitude for the commitment of millions of workers, professionals and volunteers of the world of health, society, politics and information who help and support Leprosy work.
MALC is the only NGO in Pakistan working for Leprosy in collaboration with Federal and Provincial Health Departments all over Pakistan, except in Punjab province where a sister organization Aid to Leprosy Patients (ALP) is taking care of Leprosy work effectively. 157 Leprosy centres all over the country are not only providing treatment to Leprosy patients, but comprehensive care to patients and their families focusing on addressing their physical, social, economical and physiological needs regardless of religion or ethnicity free of charge.
You can also contribute in making our country Leprosy Free by supporting MALC with your Zakat and Donations. Deposit your donations in any branch of Standard Chartered Bank online account # 18-7423462-01 and Zakat in any online account of Standard Chartered Bank 08-1845778-01, Habib Bank Limited 0045-79000989-03 and United Bank Limited 0023-371-0037-0.
The Devastating Floods in Pakistan:
Flood Relief, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Activities:
MALC, together with its partners DAHW Germany, Caritas St. Pölten and Caritas Austria, is carrying out reconstruction and rehabilitation activities in the flood affected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Sindh. The construction work has progressed as per its schedule touching to its planned target of 876 houses. So far 686 houses have been completed and families have shifted in their newly constructed houses. MALC is playing a crucial role in normalizing lives of poor people affected by the massive floods. Beside construction of houses, MALC is also making efforts to restore livelihood of poor families by providing assistance in livestock, water and sanitation, economical and agricultural rehabilitation. 237 families have been helped in livestock while 385 farmer families supported in agriculture with seeds and fertilizer. 385 families have benefited from other rehabilitation like sewing machines, grocery shop and donkey carts. 82 villages in Sindh facilitated in water and sanitation. The reconstruction and rehabilitation project is continuing, aiming at the best outcome for people living in poverty.
Physical completion of the project is expected in August 2012 as MALC has nearly completed the targets. The consortium partners have agreed to extend their support for construction of 1,300 more houses with other rehabilitation aspects which will be started immediately after completion of the existing project.
MALC Flood Relief, Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Projects
Please donate generously to
MALC Emergency Relief Fund Account No. 01-7423462-01 at Standard Chartered Bank
and help the poor families especially women and children. more...