Saving 9

Saving 9

Usama Javed Mirza ’17TC and Ovais Siddiqui


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What is the social or environmental issue being addressed?

In Pakistan, pre-hospital care is almost nonexistent for both physical and psychological emergencies. A large portion of the Pakistani population, especially in rural areas, does not have easy access to hospitals and mental health services. These difficulties are further compounded by a widespread reliance on unqualified “doctors,” rampant medical misinformation, and a social stigma regarding mental health issues.


Saving 9 builds self-sustaining communities of care. This is done by working closely with community stakeholders to spread training and change mindsets, create collaborative networks between existing organizations and resources, and establish pre-hospital care systems that then help save lives.

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