Saturday, December 1, 2007
Karwan-e-Hayat www.keh.org.pk is a hospital in Karachi launched in 2004 that offers medical care and rehabilitation to mentally ill men and women. Most of this care is offered free of charge to those unable to pay. There is no other such organization in Pakistan, a country of 150 million people. The hospital has two wings, male and female, both devotedly run by a team of highly-skilled psychiatrists and clinical psychologists. The importance of psychiatric rehabilitation is a new focus in Pakistan; at K-e-H, patients are offered yoga, cooking, art, gardening, and other activities. The hospital is extremely well-regarded, but it needs your help, as it is run almost entirely on private donations. Please visit the website, spread the word, and, if you are in a position to help, please do so.