Pakistan: USAID-Donated Boat Ambulances Help Save Lives in Gilgit-Baltistan
In January 2010, Lake Attabad was formed in a catastrophic landslide that cut off road access to approximately 20,000 people and displaced 6,000 residents of the Hunza-Nagar district of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) in northern Pakistan. Left without timely access to appropriate medical facilities, this led to an increase in the mother and child morbidity and mortality rate. In response, the project recommended acquiring two high-speed boat ambulances. This logistics brief shows how hundreds of families have benefited from the service. At Lake Attabad, women can now get proper antenatal, birth, and postnatal medical care, and people in the community have access to timely evacuation during emergencies. JSI / USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, 2014.
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