Angoori-Annapolis Health Center
Organized by: John Turiano
"Jaan hai to jahan hai" - "If there is life, then there is the world"
This Urdu proverb captures the mission of the Angoori-Annapolis Health Center (AAHC). Namely, upholding the human right to healthcare for the people of Angoori, Pakistan.
Founded in 2015 by residents of Annapolis, Maryland. The AAHC draws on two strengths - it's local knowledge and targeted scope. The goal is definite, provide access to primary healthcare for the 1-2 thousand residents of Angoori. Presently, a lack of basic services has left the villagers susceptible to preventable diseases and unaware of potential long-term illnesses until they have grown intractable. To help facilitate this goal, the health center draws on the personal networks of ex-pats who have recently relocated to the United States from Angoori. This robust local network gives us the ability to utilize on-the-ground resources efficiently and meet the needs of the community effectively.
The project currently has two phases. First, following the end of the Ramadan Holy Season, a small team of doctors will visit Angoori from nearby Islamabad on a bi-weekly basis until December of this year. During this period, the team will complete a stakeholder assessment of the health needs of Angoori. Subsequently, on the basis of this assessment, an abandoned health center (pictures above) will be renovated to create a full-service healthcare facility.
So please, help us achieve our goal and let all residents of Angoori experience the full meaning of "jaan hai to jahan hai."
For further information check us out at http://angooriannapolishc.org/