In terms of the newborn mortality rate, 46 babies died before the end of their first month for every 1,000 babies born, ranking Pakistan the riskiest country for newborns. In terms of infants lacking immunization, nearly 37% of all one year olds have not had basic vaccinations.
At SKMF our aim across the healthcare side is to continue to track and improve the nutrition of our students across our adopted schools. We provide students and teachers with basic health checkups at the Quaideen Campus. In late last year, each of our1,200 students were given a complete, comprehensive physical examination including but not limited to a nutritional assessment, ear, nose and throat check-up as well as basic dental hygiene checkups. SMFK through its healthcare efforts has also provided free eye tests and reading glasses to over 300 students in need of these.
We believe that the impact of education for our students will only achieve results when the students are in a disease-free and healthy learning environment.