News Letter

News Letter of SADA Welfare Foundation (SWF) March – 2020

(All Donations are tax exempted under Sec.2 (36) of the Income Tax Ordinance  2001 read with Rule 2014 of the income Tax Rules 2002)

Sada Welfare Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation established in 2002, which is working for the noble cause of child health and community service. The foundation is a non commercial and non-political organization committed to undertake rehabilitation of health and to serve all irrespective of gender, caste, creed, race and religion. Sada Welfare Foundation is providing community services free of cost.

SADA’s mission is to help and to save the lives of underprivileged children and infants of Sindh and Baluchistan by providing hospitals with life serving medical equipments’ and medicines supplies and staff.

Health care is considered universal human rights. But unfortunately this is not happening in Pakistan. The public health system of Pakistan has many deficiencies due to lack of financial resources, human resources and lack of proper services.

Message from the Chairperson

It is for me a pleasure to forward this newsletter of March – 2020 to all concerned. The news letter is a part of information dissemination to all our partners and solicitors keeping them informed about our projects in NICH, and elsewhere, which has been designed for the welfare of the deserving children.
SADA Welfare Foundation, since its inception in 1995, has been supporting the deserving children who need medical attention and care for their survival.
It is to be mentioned here that we are deeply committed to serving the helpless children in the most efficient and affectionate manner possible. Thalssemia disease is a major problem amongst people in Pakistan like other third world countries and it needs lifelong treatment. SADA Welfare foundation is working through NICH to reduce the impact of Thalassemia. We are providing yearly 4770 free blood products units to patients as our goal is to make a state of the art Thalassemia centre.
Recently SADA Welfare Foundation has procured a machine for blood bank called COBASE 411 ANALYZER, IMMUNOASSY TEST S (DISK SYSTEM) Some other machines, for the up gradation of the blood bank are also in process of procurements.
It is unfortunate that like 2019, and as of now we are facing several misfortune in Pakistan including Corona scare world. In view of this, blood camps can’t be organized in different institutions, also we can’t have fund raising campaign hence we are depending on individual donors only.
We assure our trustees, donors and partners and the communities that our spirit of helping the ailing children will continue to be the most priority of our organization, and we make sure that quality of services must be taken care of in every cases.
For the year 2020 we hope your kind cooperation and donation (cash or blood) to our NGO will continue with more zeal and effort so that we can work more effectively and smoothly, for the welfare of the children and try to combat new challenges. Only your support makes our work possible.
May Allah bless us all.

Fawzia Siddiqui


SADA Welfare Foundation is a non- government organization based at National Institute of Child Health (NICH) from where it extends help to the needy children. The treatment of children and our ongoing projects are undertaken at the various departments of NICH, Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center (JPMC), and National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases (NICVD) Karachi.

The history of the existence of SADA Welfare Foundation (SWF) is a story of profound passion of serving humanity of the founding members Ms. Fawzia Siddiqui and Mrs. Tahira Jawaid who were active individual social workers at the beginning.

SADA Welfare Foundation is focusing on child’s health, providing medicines for TB, renal, Nephro, Cancer, Neonatal Unit, pediatric Cardiac surgeries free of cost. It was established in the year 1995 and has been serving the cause since 23 (Twenty three) years.

SWF is administered by a dedicated management team, which invests its time, efforts and resources to serve its passion through the foundation. It is supported by list of corporate entities and performs celebrities who support the organization as trustees and patrons.

TRUSTEES OF Sada Welfare Foundation (SWF)

Ms. Fawzia Siddiqui (Chairperson & Trustee)
Mrs. Tahira Jawaid
Dr. Zeenat Issani
Mr. Mohammad Hasham Shaikh
Ms. Annum Fatima
Ms. Parvin I. Makda


Fatima Surriya Bajia
Renowned Playwright
Former Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh

Barrister Shahida Jameel
Former Minister of Women Development
Social Welfare, Special Education

Mrs. Meherafroze Habib
Renowned Social Worker & Philanthropist

Mr. Anwar Maqsood
Renowned Artist, Compare, Play Writer

Mr. Jimmy Engineer
Renowned Artist & Social Worker

Apart from the above Trustees we have number of Corporate Sectors, like Bankers, Industrialists, National and Multinational companies, Embassies, Foreign missions in Pakistan whose help to Sada Welfare Foundation in running these projects are invaluable over the years.

The services of SADA Welfare Foundation are based over the belief that children are the future of a country and health care system of children is an essential component. With this belief SWF laid the basis of its services, which aimed to provide quality services of health care to needy children without any discrimination and inequality.

Flower Show Exhibition in Karachi

Four days flower show exhibition was held in Karachi, Defense, near sea beach from February 20 – 23. About 300 commercial stalls attended in the exhibition to promote their products. A few NGOs including Sada Welfare Foundation also participated for collection of donations and sale of different products. It was a good promotional activity of SADA Welfare Foundation. Communications activities like distribution of leaflets, sale of some products, briefing on SADA and its projects were conducted by SADA Welfare staff during the exhibition.

Testimonial was given to SADA for its participation.

Major Projects of SADA


So far our foundation was able to treat more than 36,000 patients by providing different Blood Products free of cost. After the up gradation of Blood Bank, larger storage capacity, new equipments and advance technology, SADA has been able to provide services to a far greater number of needy children as compared to previous years.

Blood provided to 5, 35,000 children so far

Donate Blood to save a life!

Maintaining a safe blood supply is of great significance in our society. Donate blood and you may be a reason of someone’s health and wellness, be a reason of someone smile.

(Voluntary blood donation program of SADA Welfare Foundation)


Provides life saving drugs, disposable items, disinfectants, stationary to the Neonatal Unit. In addition, we also take care of the maintenance of equipments. Total cost for the current year is approx Rs.5.2 Millions

1,28, 678 Children  treated so far


SADA also provides treatment to patients suffering from:

  • Renal
  • Cleft Palate Dental Clinic
  • Cancer at JPMC
  • Artificial Limbs at Civil Hospital

This is to be mentioned here that SADA Welfare supported NICVD by helping the Pediatric Cardiac Surgeries under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Najma Patel Advisor and Consultant NICVD, 380 children were provided free of cost surgeries. Cost varies between Rs. 50,000 to 200,000- depending upon the nature of procedure adopted.

Artificial Limbs (Civil Hospital Karachi)

The SADA Welfare Foundation has added to its contribution for development of health care system of Pakistan by collaborating with Civil Hospital, Karachi for treatment and surgeries of Artificial limbs. The facility helps the limbless people to get services of artificial limb treatment free of cost.

Other than the support of the limbless patient’s at Civil Hospital Karachi, SADA Welfare Foundation also offers facility of free cost of dispensaries to needy patients.



Case story of Haji Ghulam Nabi S/O Mazar

(Prepared by SADA-Welfare Staff)


This is Haji Ghulam Nabi, age about 45 years. He is a resident of Gulshan-e- Mazdoor, Baldia Town, Karachi. Ghulam Nabi said, “I have three (3) daughters, all are married. He continued, “I have no son who can help us in this old age. We are miserably suffering”.

His neighbor Faiz Mohammad took him initially to Civil Hospital, Karachi for fixing an artificial leg. Ghulam Nabi’s right leg was operated upon, in mid June, 2019, at Burhani Hospital. He has wounds in the leg for at least one year, which was not healing despite taking treatments from various doctors. Doctors at Burhani hospital told him that without cutting the leg, because infected wounds in right lower leg has spread to a larger area. Hence the right leg of Ghulam Nabi was amputated. H is now unable to walk or work. He was referred to Civil Hospital for fixing of artificial leg where he was asked for the payment of Artificial limbs, as he is not working and his needs are taken care by the neighbors, even for transportation cost, while coming to Civil Hospital and Sada Welfare Foundation. He was unable to pay for the artificial leg.
The cost of an artificial leg is around Rs. 15, 500/-.

Ghulam Nabi very glumly said, “I am hand- to- mouth for quite a long time now, so I cannot bear the expenses. I am very much afraid what will happen to my future life, without artificial leg?”

Ghulam Nabi concluded, “I have every hope that SADA WELFARE FOUNDATION will consider my case sympathetically and thus enable me to walk, after fixing the artificial leg.” He is said with hope, “Once I can walk, I shall be able to do some work and try to find a job, and support my family.

SADA needs your donations/charity to help Ghulam Nabi get his limb fixed.

Date: February 11, 2020
Photo by: Saleem Raza Khan


Sada Welfare Foundation established two Dispensaries in Deprived area of Lahore. Hundred of patients visit these units where they are provided free medical checkup and medicines.

Medical checkup  in Lahore free medical centre of  SADA

Running Expense of our Project:

Blood Bank: 20 Million
Neonatal Unit: 5.2 Million
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeries: 1 Million
Renal: 0.03 Million
Cleft Palate: 0.25 Million
Artificial Limbs 0.05 Million: 0.05 Million

Besides the above expenses Blood Bank Technicians and cleaners are paid by SADA Welfare Foundation. Annually Sada Welfare Foundation is paying 1 (one) million PKR on account of salaries to the staff of Blood bank. SWF also appointed Nurse AID and Bio-medic technician on Neonatal Unit. Annually SWF is paying 1.68 million PKR (approx) on account of salaries to the staff of Neonatal Unit.


Break up of treatment is as follows:

Blood Bank 5,71000 Patients
Neonatal Unit 133225 Patients
Renal 2,510 Patients
Cancer Ward (JPMC) 3,200 Patients
Cleft Palate Dental Clinic 810 Patients
Artificial Limbs at Civil Hospital 590 Patients

A blood bank must have an adequate supply of blood on hand to meet the demand when patients need it. But this is complicated by the fact that the number of units of bloods that may be used for a particular situation can sometimes be unpredictable, complicated surgical procedures natural and man-made disasters, accidents, increasing number of Thalassemia and oncology patients make it impossible to predict how much blood may be needed at any given time, so having a large supply of viable blood is important. To overcome this difficulty we organize blood camps in different organizations, institutions, universities and public places where people will gladly donate bloods.

It may be mentioned that Child Aid Foundation & Child Life Foundation (CLF) two other NGOs working in NICH. The patients of these NGO’s are also benefitted by the blood bank run by Sada Welfare Foundation.

Future Plans

  • To establish our own children hospital.
  • To purchase machines and screening facilities for treatment of T.B.
  • To purchase Mobile Blood Donation Unit for Blood Camp


To provide life-saving blood, medicines, to the needy patients and life saving equipments are the pressing need of our hospital. These projects highly rely on donations from the public in order to fulfill one of basic health of this area. We seek your generous donation either in cash or kind  

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Contact details:

Sada Welfare Foundation (Regd)

National Institute of Child Health

Rafiquee Shaheed Road, Karachi – 75510

Phone: 35657633, 35693274 Fax: 35657633



NTN No: 1412590-7