Jaroka News

11
Nov
Jaroka shortlisted for Top 11 innovator Challenge 2011

We are thrilled to share that, Jaroka mobile based Tele-healthcare for rural and disaster hit communities, has been selected as one of the top 30 finalists for the next round of Top 11 in 2011 Challenge. In the final round, eleven innovators will be determined by a combination of public and selection committee votes. ITS TIME TO VOTE NOW. The Innovators Challenge voting process is open to the public from November 8 to 11th, after which a selection committee will review the nominations and submit their votes.  We shall appreciate your cooperation in voting for Jaroka project. The voting procedure is as follow: Note: – You must have an email account (any type). Go to http://www.healthunbound.org/ and login by creating an account (username + password). After the account has been setup, please visit http://www.healthunbound.org/top11_vote Select nominee name/project joint leader, Shamila Saleem Keyani (on behalf of UM Healthcare Trust). Its on

11
Oct

Jaroka mhealth wins mBillionth Award

Jaroka mhealth wins mBillionth Award

UM Healthcare Trust is declared winner for the mBillionth Award’s for  mHealth category. At a ceremony organized in New Delhi by its convener, Digital Empowerment Foundation, and sponsored by India’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, OnMobile, and Intel among others, presented the award to Jaroka from a pool of over 200 nominations and submissions. The mBillionth Award is dedicated to exploring the potential of the mobile sector and promoting game changing applications all across South Asia. The Jaroka project is honored for its interactive interfaces, innovative design, aesthetic value, accessibility and most of all it’s relevance of content and utility value. http://mbillionth.in/2010/07/26/jaroka-tele-healthcare/  

22
Aug

NPR visits UM Trust and talks about Jaroka

NPR visits UM Trust and talks about Jaroka

UM Healthcare Trust and its project, Jaroka, is impact on the lives of thousands of vulnerable people specifically expecting mothers in under-privileged areas of Pakistan,  is showcased  in the Morning Edition of  National Public Radio (NPR) , USA, on 22nd August 2011. NPR team was  given the demo of  Tele-Healthcare System frequently utilized by our doctors at UM Healthcare in order to get expert opinions of medical professionals on complex cases. The doctors are getting opinions from doctors in USA, UK and Singapore. “We are never alone,”  Dr.Qasim ( Medical Specialist) says. “Having them on board is like having a cutting-edge hospital at your doorstep.” NPR is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to more than 800 public radio stations in the

06
Jun

Free medical Camp (May 2009)

In this time of crisis where millions of people in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) in Pakistan have been rendered homeless, our Tele-healthcare team, in collaboration with its stakeholders (NUST, APPNA, UMTrust, among others) has launched a massive healthcare relief effort for the refugees streaming in from the Buner & Swat district. Our hospital UMTrust is located in Zahidabad at the border of Buner District and therefore, we have seen a huge influx of refugees in our area these past few weeks.In fact, we have estimated close to 200,000 refugees in a 10KM radius of our facility but there are no doctor or nurse (barring our facility) working in that area. We are also distributing free medicines and extending free healthcare advise and diagnosis to all the IDPs. Our medical staff is making rounds in the area to treat patients on site if

06
Jun

Three of our project members attended APPNA Conference

In order to exchange the knowledge and to acquire the international exposure about health issues and tele healthcare, three members of the tele-healthcare team, Dr. Nasr Qasim and Mr. Atif Mumtaz and Ms Shamila Keyani were invited for APPNA Conference from Pakistan. The five-day APPNA summer conference 2009, held at downtown Marriott San Francisco from July 1st – July 5 th. The conference was to demonstrate the organization’s commitment to charitable, scientific, educational, medical relief activities, both in the USA and Pakistan. All the projects working in collaboration with APPNA were given time to present their project to the audience, which was followed by engrossing question and answer session. Dr. Rizwan Naeem and Mr. Atif Mumtaz presented our Tele-healthcare project (Jaroka) and explained the uniqueness and

18
Jul
Jaroka Android- Runner up at Ericsson-PTA Mobile Contest

Jaroka Android Application got runner up position for Ericsson-PTA Mobile Excellence Award contest from all over Pakistan. The application is intended to empower doctors in rural settings to maintain patient record through mobile application and share the require data with medical professionals abroad and in urban settings of Pakistan  for diagnosis of complicated cases. The application is developed by the team at National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) including the students, Mr. Basit Hameed and Mr. Imran Tanveer and the faculty member , Ms. Sana Khalique. The team was honored with the shield along with two Sonny Ericsson cell phones. The mobile application will further make healthcare accessible to the under-served areas of Pakistan. For More details on Ericsson-PTA Mobile Excellence Award 2010 ceremony  check this link. 

18
Feb

Atlas Service Corps Fellowship ( 2010-2011)

Atlas Service Corps Fellowship ( 2010-2011)

On behalf of Jaroka Tele-healthcare project, our team member Shamila Keyani, is awarded with Atlas Service corps fellowship for the year 2010-2011, in recognition of her contribution and service towards redefining rural healthcare using Information Technology based solutions.Atlas Service Corps is a non-profit based out of Washington DC, with the aim to address critical social issues, identifying and developing future leaders, helps in strengthening organizations and promotes innovation through overseas fellowship. This unique opportunity will give her the platform to learn best practices and strategies followed by non-profits in USA to achieve their objectives.

13
Oct

DHL YES award

DHL YES award

UM Healthcare Trust received another national recognition when it was awarded with DHL YES Awards for Social Entrepreneurship in recognition of their effort to bring innovation in healthcare for  rural communities in Pakistan. The DHL YES Awards aims to recognize and celebrate the contribution of young individualswho are evolving existing and/or using new innovative methods to bring about a positive social change in their communities. The DHL YES Awards focus on unleashing the potential of young Asian social entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 40 who are working to realize the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and national development goals of their respective countries. The award is a further testimony to, and recognition of, the work being done by the Trust in rural Pakistan. http://www.mdgasiapacific.org/node/90

19
Jul

Samaa TV talks about Jaroka Tele-Healthcare

Samaa TV talks about Jaroka Tele-Healthcare

Samaa TV covered Jaroka  Tele-health care project in their segment, “Innovation”.  The video is a short highlight of the documentary that they made during their visit to NUST and our UM Healthcare facility in Mardan. With permission from Samaa TV, we are now sharing the video clip of the program online with our well wishers.  

04
Feb

ISIF Asia grants funds to Jaroka

ISIF Asia grants funds to Jaroka

Our project "Capacity building of Lady Health Workers (LHWs) through the use of ICT and mobile based Tele-Healthcare (extension of Jaroka project) in rural Mardan" is selected for ISIF Asia Grant. Total of 11 projects are shortlisted from 148 applications . The total duration of the project is for 1 year commencing from February 2009. Once this innovative model is successfully deployed in Mardan, it shall be replicated to other parts of Pakistan. The funds will cover the expenses for LHWs training workshops, Data collection incentives and salaries of Research assistants involved in the project . For further information check the following link: http://isif.asia/groups/isif/