People Traveling Far Distances to Receive Leishmaniasis Treatment
Updated: Mar 9, 2019
Leishmaniasis is a disease that causes deep skin lesions on the affected person. Over 55,000 people have been reported to have contracted the disease in the area surrounding Karak, Pakistan. When the outbreak was reported to the district administration, emergency camps were set up where more than 2,500 people were treated. After that, as a follow-up, profile clinics were established. There are three profile clinics (green pins on the map) in the areas near to the future Dialysis Center Location (yellow pin on the map). These profile clinics treat an average of 100 people per day. People have traveled over 100 miles to be able to receive treatment for this terrible disease (blue pins on the map). Telha Foundation is providing medicine that the Health Department of KPK is using to treat the people for free. After the initial wave of mass treatments, these profile clinics have been steadily continuing to provide medicine so that the outbreak of this epidemic can fought off as quickly as possible. Progress in treating Leishmaniasis is ongoing.