G-1760

Supporting Cancer Treatment

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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: Pakistan

Location: Lahore

Total Budget: $50,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment



SKMCH&RC is state of the art cancer center located in the outskirts of Lahore, Pakistan. It is a project of the Shaukat Khanum Trust, which is a charitable organization established under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 of Pakistan. Mission statement of the Hospital is 'To act as a model institution to alleviate the suffering of patients with cancer through the application of modern methods of curative and palliative therapy irrespective of their ability to pay, the education of health care professionals and the public and perform research into the causes and treatment of cancer'.

In Pakistan, every year it is suspected that about 150,000 people fall victim to cancer. Being a developing country this ailment was the ultimate symbol of hopelessness and almost certain death. SKMCH&RC has continued to provide quality cancer care to all segments of society and 75 percent of all its cancer patients seen during a year receive financial support from the Hospital. Given the fact that patient volumes have grown significantly, the Hospital faces a persistent financial challenge to continue with its philanthropic mission alongside of its expansion plans.

Overview of the project "Purchase of Cassettes & Slides Printers (2 sets) for Pathology Lab at SKMCH&RC"

Slide and Cassette Printers with integrated software will significantly increase efficiency of the Pathology Lab while helping to reduce the risk of specimen misidentification. After the installation of slide and cassette printer, the Labs will print directly onto slides and cassettes, eliminating handwriting or expensive and difficult to apply labels. Print text, graphics and logos, along with linear and 2D bar codes, will make workflow more efficient while increasing patient safety. Due to this efficiency and elimination of risk of misidentification of samples, ultimate beneficiaries will be the patients.

The project will be completed within six months after receipt of grant funds.

The Host Rotarians have been visiting SKMCH&RC regularly along with Rotarians from abroad. They will:

1. Work with SKMCH&RC in procuring the required equipment.

2. Manage project funds and keep detailed records of all transactions, invoices and bank statements for reporting purposes.

3. Visit SKMCH&RC on a regular basis and provide project update to the International partners and TRF.

4. Create awareness of the project and of Rotary through media coverage and social media.

5. Provide all reports to the International partners and TRF in a timely manner.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3272

Rotary Club of: Lahore Garrison

Primary Contact: Shehzad Ahmed

Email: rotary@promark.com.pk

Primary International Partner

District: 1130

Rotary Club of: Tower Hamlets

Primary Contact: Tony Sharma

Email: tonysharma1905@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $9,567
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Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #19799.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Lahore Garrison (3272)

10-Sep-18

$2,000

$3,000

$5,000

Tower Hamlets (1130)

10-Sep-18

$5,000

$0

$5,000

Niskayuna (7190)

17-Sep-18

$500

$0

$500

Fredericksburg-Morning (5840)

25-Sep-18

$3,000

$0

$3,000

District 5890 DDF

25-Sep-18

-

$3,000

$3,000

District 9930 DDF

25-Sep-18

-

$2,000

$2,000

Alton Centennial (7870)

27-Sep-18

$1,000

$0

$1,000

Golden (5080)

27-Sep-18

$1,100

$0

$1,100

Multan Cantt (3272)

3-Oct-18

$500

$0

$500

Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution

$9,567

-

$9,567

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$11,333

$8,000

$19,333

Total

$50,000

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

10-Sep-18

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

17-Sep-18

by Shehzad Ahmed

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Lawrence Penna of the Rotary Club of Niskayuna, District 7190.

25-Sep-18

by Shehzad Ahmed

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 by Judy Hutcherson of the Rotary Club of Fredericksburg-Morning, District 5840.

25-Sep-18

by Shehzad Ahmed

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 DDF by Carmen Cuneo of District 5890.

25-Sep-18

by Shehzad Ahmed

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 DDF by Colin Olesen of District 9930.

27-Sep-18

by Shehzad Ahmed

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 by David Countway of the Rotary Club of Alton Centennial, District 7870.

27-Sep-18

by Shehzad Ahmed

System Entry: Pledge of $1,100 by Greg Ehman of the Rotary Club of Golden, District 5080.

3-Oct-18

by Shehzad Ahmed

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Salman Mubarak of the Rotary Club of Multan Cantt, District 3272.

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