News & Events
PPL holds skin camp with MALC:
A skin camp was organized in Kandhkot by MALC with the support of PPL. The camp was held on 6th July 2010, where our Dermatologists Dr. Shahid Zafar from Karachi and Dr. Farooq Rehman Soomro from Larkana examined 606 patients and provided medicines to all those needing treatment including patients suffering from scabies. MALC is highly grateful to PPL for their support and expect continuation of such patronage by PPL.
Dr. Ruth Pfau inaugurates KAROPHTH 2011
Dr. Ruth Pfau, M.D., D.Sc. Founder Member of MALC attended the Inaugural Ceremony of Karophth 2011 held on Friday, 11th February 2011 as Chief Guest. The 33rd Annual Karophth 2011 was organized by the Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan from 11 – 13 February 2011.
MALC suspects TB cases in IDPs:
MALC medical team has suspected more than 800 people for TB at various IDP camps in Karachi. The report says that among these suspected cases 36 were found to be TB patients. MALC is conducting TB OPDs in relief camps to retrieve TB patients who had already been diagnosed and were receiving treatment in their respective areas, so that their treatment may be continued. During screening at a camp in Gadap Town, among a total population of 12,000 who were examined, 650 were suspected and 25 were diagnosed as TB patients while in an another camp at Maripur, the team suspected 230 among a group of 4,500 people and 11 patients were found. The patients were put on treatment as per NTP guidelines and provided with supplementary diet which includes milk, fruits and multi-vitamin tablets.
ENGLISH BISCUITS RE-ADOPTS MALC’S CENTRE:
English Biscuits Manufacturers (Pvt.) Limited has re-adopted MALC's centre of Landhi/Korangi for another period of 4 years. The centre is situated in slum area of Landhi-Korangi and providing health care services to the poor community free of charge. MALC’s Management, Staff and Patients are grateful to the EBM Management for their generous support and renewal of their sponsorship. The centre has been renamed as EBM Landhi-Korangi TM Centre.
THE GERMAN CONSUL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF DR. PFAU IN PAKISTAN:
The Consul-General of Germany Dr Christian Brecht arranged a concert at his residence on 6th March in honour of Dr Ruth Pfau for her untiring efforts to eradicate leprosy from the country and for raising the lot of the marginalised communities. The concert featured a mixed bag of classical music by the world renowned theremin player Carolina Eyck and her music ensemble. Carolina Eyck is one of the world’s foremost theremin virtuosi. Beginning her training at the age of seven, Ms. Eyck studied theremin under Lydia Kavina, the grand-niece of the instrument’s inventor, Leon Theremin.
MALC CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF DR. PFAU:
Dr. Ruth Pfau, Founder Member of MALC completed 50 years of her services in Leprosy and uplift of marginalized groups in Pakistan on 8th March 2010. The Golden Jubilee of Dr. Pfau also celebrated by the management, staff and patients and a number of programmes were organized to pay tribute to her dedication and commitment. An Evening Programme arranged at St. Patrick’s Boys School Auditorium with patients and staff. The main event was organized on 8th March. In both functions Ms. Carolina Eyck and her group performed theremin music, and Bay View High School’s children presented a drama on the life of Dr. Pfau.
PROVINCIAL HEALTH MINISTER DR. SAGHEER AHMED TRIBUTES DR. PFAU:
Provincial Minister for Health, Dr. Sagheer Ahmed hosted a reception on 12th March arranged by the Health Department Sindh in honour of Dr Ruth Pfau on her completion of 50 years in Pakistan. On the occasion the Health Minister Dr. Sagheer Ahmed said that Leprosy is a curable disease and through awareness its spread could be minimized to a great extent. While talking about Dr. Pfau he said that Dr Pfau has dedicated her whole life for the cause of treating leprosy patients, who are otherwise shunned by society as well as their own family members. The function was also attended by Mr. Shakil Ahmad, CEO of MALC and his team of senior and mid-management staff.
MALC RECEIVES DONATION FROM GERMANY:
The Charite, Germany has made a valuable donation in kind to MALC. The donation of a truck load and a pickup full of day-care and hospital supplies was delivered at the MALC Headquarter in Karachi. His Excellency Dr. Christian Brecht, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany accompanied the donors Mr. Sygnecki, Rev. Hohner and two female guests from Germany on Saturday, November 11, 2009. Dr. Ruth Pfau and CEO of MALC Mr. Shakil Ahmad along with the management received the honorable guests. The donation is yet another gesture of goodwill by the ever-supportive German friends of Pakistan, and reflects on the solidarity of the Germans with the people of Pakistan. MALC gratefully appreciates this valuable contribution from loving people of Germany and especially Charite Group through Mr. Sygnecki.