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PAKISTAN - ORDER OF MALTA CLINICS IN THE SWAT VALLEY

Following the devastating floods in Pakistan, Malteser International is providing medical care for more than 1,000 patients per day in the Swat valley in its Basic Health Units as well as via mobile clinics.  The Order's medics have been present in the region since the earthquake in 2005, so it is well placed to undertake the emergency help now needed.

"The safe storage of drinking water is essential especially in those areas where diseases have already occurred," explains Dr. Juergen Clemens, Senior Desk Officer Pakistan at Malteser International. "Furthermore it is a high priority to care for the children who have a weaker immune system than adults. Therefore we vaccinate the children against measles and tetanus."

Photographs courtesy of Malteser International
To read more about the Order's work in this region click here.

Please give all you can to support this aid project. Please also pray for this work and for the people of Pakistan, and for the souls of the many thousands who have died.