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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The Miracle of Shaukat Khanum

‘Your can tell whether a hospital is failing or succeeding by looking at the way the public transport lines up, even before you enter the premises.’ UK based Gastroenterologist, Athar Ahmed Saeed, writes a candid and heartfelt account of his

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What Happens in your Body in the Fasting Month?

As Muslims, we generally focus on the spiritual well-being we get from fasting. But fasting in Ramadan also has untold physical benefits. Recent scientific studies show that fasting can regenerate the immune system, and might even boost the cancer-curing effects of chemotherapy in cancer

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