Women Healthcare    Baby care نئين ڄاول ٻار جي سار سنڀال

All women should have the basic human right to enjoy good physical and mental health, a right that is vital to their ability to participate fully in all areas of public and private life. Yet around the world, millions of poor women and girls suffer and die needlessly each year because they do not have good, clear information about their health, nor access to adequate care. Good health is not merely the absence of disease but involves physical, social and emotional well-being. We cannot address women's health without also looking at the economic, political and social context of their lives. Poverty, economic dependence, violence, discrimination and the limited power many women have over their sexual, reproductive, as well as other aspects of their lives, all have devastating consequences for women's health.

Sindh has a large number of women population who do not get urgent or necessary treatment when they need it most. Many of these consider black magic (ڪارو علم) or local herbal medicine (ستيون ڦڪيون) or when no help is found then they throw themselves at shrines and tombs of saints (درگاهن ۽ مزارن) and at the mercy of visitors and organizers. Several diseases are still considered 'being possessed' or occupied (سايو يا اثر) by ghosts, jinn (جنات), aliens and ghost busters (جنات ڪڍندڙ) have been earning their fortunes for many centuries. All this happens not because of illiteracy but also because of the fact that they do not have access to government medical facilities. Many young and old die in hospitals every hour (day/night) due to professional negligence of staff (most of them are either non-existent or absent from their duties, working in their own private hospitals or laboratories) and doctors, surgeons even registrars prepare their "Application of leave"  for the date of incident if someone dies and produce as evidence that they were on leave on that day of incident. This old tact save these professional KILLERS (so-called doctors like Dr. H. Shipmen in UK) from prosecution in cities who are appointed in the name of the influential political leaders. All these elite have become untouchable! Incidents happens, mobs set public and government property on fire, media reports but all comes to norm after few days. Life goes on. What a society! Only 10% cases get attention when these are flamed in media. Many have lost trust in government service doctors and due to their strong faith in Allah (believing that life and death are in the hands of Allah) they end up at shrines of saints.

Traditionally, our Sindhi culture does not encourage to discuss women issues in general or open. Therefore, even if the female patients  reach a gynaecologist they cannot explain their feelings, pain and problems. They are shy and do not want to revel any body part even in privacy with a female doctor.  This is a sad scenario but it is improving with increasing literacy. We cannot blame a deprived community segment which already face honour killing and live under the influence of tribesmen.

In this section the awareness of medical problems, possible solutions will be highlighted where the students, scholars and even ordinary women can benefit from the literature.

The Women's Health Exchange (published in English) is a free resource for education and training in women's health. This newsletter is designed to help women and community groups from around the world learn more about each other, share training ideas and information, and promote popular education on women's health. The following samples are available to view and print in PDF format:


Health Advice


Useful links to visit

 

 


General Medical Literature in Sindhi Language


Below is a list of some publications currently available (or in progress) in Sindhi language (or partially translated).

Where There Is No Dentist

Mr. Zafar Junejo


Trust for Rural Development
Qasimabad, 71100, Hyderabad
Tel: 92-221-655021
trdsindh@yahoo.com

Where Women Have No Doctor

Dr. Shershah Syed


Pakistan Forum on Women's Health
Garden Road, Karachi.
shershahsyed@hotmail.com

 

Where There Is No Doctor

Ali Murtaza Dharejo


SUECH Society, Sindh University campus
Jamshoro, 76080.
dharejo@hyd.paknet.com.pk

A Book for Midwives (I)

Mr. Zafar Junejo


Trust for Rural Development
Qasimabad, 71100Hyderabad
Tel: 92-221-655021
trdsindh@yahoo.com

"HIV, Health and your Community"

Mr. Zafar Junejo


Trust for Rural Development
Qasimabad 71100 Hyderabad
Tel: 92-221-655021, Fax: 022-2655021
trdsindh@yahoo.com

A Book for Midwives - (II) Revised Ed.

Dr. Shershah Syed


Pakistan Forum on Women's Health
Garden Road, Karachi.
shershahsyed@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 


Useful literature


Global Health Watch: Global Health Watch offers a comprehensive survey of the key areas that influence the health of poor and vulnerable groups all over the world. It is also a call to all health workers to broaden and strengthen the global community of health advocates who are taking action on global ill-health and inequalities, and their underlying political and economic determinants. Published in England by Zed Press, Hesperian is carrying this book on behalf of Global Health Watch and the People's Health Movement (US). In order to make this information as widely available as possible, Global Health Watch has authorized us to make the entire book available as a free download. You can also purchase a copy of the book by clicking here.

View and download chapters and fact sheets of this Global Health Watch publication:


Other literature to buy


Baby care (before and after pregnancy)نئين ڄاول ٻار جي سار سنڀال

The Baby Registry (tbr) is an independent information service providing free help to parents in the UK. This site was created and is maintained by a group of parents and filled with the kind of information we found helpful when we were starting out. We can't tell you how to be perfect parents because we don't know any. But we can help you to get reliable facts straight from the experts and give you practical advice based on our experiences with our own families of course you want the best for your baby. But remember, even with the best will in the world, you can't do everything. You need to decide what's worth worrying about and what isn't. http://www.thebabyregistry.co.uk/

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Other useful baby Healthcare web links

BBC baby care: http://www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/having_a_baby/birth_coping.shtml

http://www.babycenter.com/

http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-labor-and-delivery

You and Your Newborn Baby: a guide to the first months after birth

http://www.pampers.co.uk/en_GB/pcd/tp0600235.htm

http://baby.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Newborn_Baby_Health

http://www.babyandpregnancy.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

More information will be made available in next up date. If you have any suggestions in these regards, you are welcome to email to Sindh2UK so that your community can benefit from your knowledge.

 


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