News and Updates

"Dream Foundation Trust President, Humaira Bachal is recognised by Madonna at Twickenham Stadium in London. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is by her side".
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Aljazeera English broadcast on Girls Day, 10 November when Gordon Brown visited Islamabad to recognise Malala.

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Humaira Bachal, President DREAM Foundation Trust takes us through Moach Goth, Karachi through a typical day of her life.  View the Urdu documentary produced by SOC Films (Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy). Click here to view

"RAID" - A DAWN News video broadcast on 21st April 2013


Click here "RAID" - A DAWN News video broadcast on 21st April 2013.

Participated at AidEx 2012 in Brussels
October 24 - 25, 2012.
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Our Chairman, Haamid Jaffer 

attended the Aspen Institute 

event for Heartfile - 11 June 2012.

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London and showcase bichhauna

16 April 2012.

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'Making it Happen' - 13 to 15 March 2012

A 3-day workshop was organised by LSTM to disseminate results and lessons learnt from  the Making it Happen Programme - Phase 1 (MiH-1) which aims to strengthen the capacity  of health care providers to increase the availability and quality of Essential  (or Emergency) Obstetric Care (EOC) and early newborn care (NC).

The first two days were extremely beneficial as there was considerable learning from delegates who had already implemented Phase 1.  Pakistan was included in Phase 2 along with four other countries.  A total of five delegates represented Pakistan at the workshop, guided by a Member representative of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

List of delegates that were invited to the Conference - see here  

The final day was used by delegates to discuss, by country, the existing proposals for expansion and scale up in MiH-1 countries and the start-up of MiH in new countries. All country stakeholder groups discussed which of the four intervention packages would be applicable in their specific country settings, the preferred model of implementation, adaptation of the M and E framework used in MiH-1, operational research questions, coordination, governance and management of MiH in in-country.

Six months have passed (Sep 2012) since this workshop ended with fanfare of a gala dinner with the UK Health Minister in attendance at the glamorous Town Hall in Liverpool.  Since then most of the delegates from Pakistan have been ignored and LSTM has supposedly gone ahead to implement its plan that was probably already conceived before the 3-day workshop was held, through its pre-identified 'Partner'.   We pray that better outcomes are accomplished with So Much Money from the UK Tax Payers than in the past - 

Thus we reaffirm Our Principles and must work harder to find
our own solutions to our problems, the Foreign Policy Agendas
of Donors notwithstanding.




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