Volunteer Hadia Discovers a Child’s Strength

Hadia Mumtaz is a member of the Shaukat Khanum Tiger’s Club – a youth club in Pakistan, which organises awareness-raising activities and allows students to volunteer at Shaukat Khanum Hospital (SKMCH). Hadia spent fifteen days on the volunteer program at

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No One Should Fight Cancer Alone

Some patient stories are difficult to speak about. But they are the ones that need most to be heard. Chacha Abdul Karim was abandoned by his family when he fell ill. Frail with age and in very poor health, he

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Health Watch Series: Congo Virus

If you’re travelling this week or have plans to travel in September, beware of the Congo Virus. In the run-up to Eid ul-Adha, there have been outbreaks across Pakistan. According to the WHO, livestock like cattle and goats can serve

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A Small Thing Like a Baloon

It is hard to imagine what goes through the mind of a child undergoing intensive cancer treatment. That’s why, developing a rapport with play therapists like Bushra -who understand their psyche- is an important part of paediatric cancer treatment at

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Muhammad Furqan Saeed is Still Fighting

It’s a story we hear too often in Pakistan: advanced cancer due to late or misdiagnosis. This is especially common among the underprivileged, because they cannot afford proper medical care. But at Shaukat Khanum Hospital (SKMCH), we strive to restore

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IKCA Volunteers Conquer Ben Nevis

Imran Khan Cancer Appeal concluded its Three Peaks Challenge for 2016, with the tallest peak in the British Isles. Located at the western end of the Grampian Mountains in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, Ben Nevis stands at

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Why is Play Therapy Vital to Cancer Care?

Counselling goes a long way in helping children win the psychological battle that can often crush the spirits of a cancer patient. At Shaukat Khanum Hospital (SKMCH) we have 
support groups, encouraging bonds between child cancer patients and motivating them

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Who is Huzaifa?

One of Shaukat Khanum Hospital’s (SKMCH) many child patients, Huzaifa became the face of our Zakat campaign for Ramadan 2016. But the story of Huzaifa is so much more than that of a poster child. It is the story of

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