There is a severe deficiency of basic health care facilities in district Lakki Marwat. Wherever basic or tertiary level health care services are provided, they have been over burdened over the decades, providing health care for IDPs and refugees from neighboring tribal areas and war torn Afghanistan, thus resulting in damaged infrastructure, shortage of medicines and qualified personnel.
The hospitals and Basic Health units in the district lack qualified doctors and trained para-medic staff, medical equipment, beds and medicines. The management available with the government to run these hospitals has failed to deliver upon the requirements of the local populace and provide them with even basic health care. Over and above this almost 20 hours of power black outs are a constant reminder of the national and local economy's limitations.
The hospitals here have no trauma centers or burn units and as such in case of a mishap, patients have to be transported by road to Peshawar almost 210 kms away, suffering great pain, many lose the battle for life on the way.
Mother/ child health care is another area where numerous lives are lost due to un availability of qualified medical help and medicines. The area has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world.
Lack of modern management systems at these hospitals and Basic Health Units, on the one hand cause a loss of precious life and on the other a waste of financial and HR resources dedicated to these hospitals by the government.
Although a greater share of the government's annual budgetary resources are allocated for the health and education sectors, mismanagement of resources leaves a lot to desire for.
The Wadaan Foundation (previously Nasr Foundation) is working to improve things for the people of not only district Lakki Marwat, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province but the country in general. The Foundation works to develop new and innovative social service and social entrepreneurial models to sustainably convert these problems into opportunities to up lift the socio-economic condition of the people.
The Wadaan Foundation (previously Nasr Foundation) has under taken the task of offering management and infrastructural development support to health care facilities for better service delivery to the public.