To improve the health of expecting women and their children, Grassroots partnered with UNICEF to work on a project called MCHN (Maternal and Child Health & Nutrition). This project aims to provide improved health outcomes for children and women through empowering communities and strengthening the provision of health facilities to both; mother and child through an increased capacity of health care providers and facilitators. Through this project, an advocacy plan can be developed for further replication of this approach and a strategic plan for building community coalitions for improved health care at community level in 12 UCs of district Rajanpur.
With the population of persons with disabilities(PWDs) reaching close to a million, and an unchecked annual growth rate of 2.65%, crippled individuals form the largest chunk of disabled people in Pakistan of close to 5 million. In order to create opportunities for disabled individuals, Lodhran Pilot Project conducts free limb camps biannually.
At present there are an estimated 1 million people in the world who are blind in both eyes due to cataract problems. In collaboration with the Shifa Eye Trust Hospital, Sukkur and Ali Tareen Farms, free eye camps are conducted in Lodhran after every (03) three months, where people are given free eye checkups, and those in need of cataract surgeries are operated on the Ali Tareen Farms in 12/MPR, Lodhran.
Free medical camps are organized by Grassroots Pakistan quarterly with
collaboration of Wareesa Islam Trust where doctors, affiliated with WIT, attend the camp to provide free medical check ups and free consultation to the patients. Free medical supplies and medications are also distributed amongst the patients in these camps.