The ZB Foundation Press Conference is aired on Dawn News TV – 13th October 2017
The ZB Foundation’s Mission is:
To raise Awareness among the General Public, Concerned Parents, & Doctors’ Community, especially in the Remote/Rural Areas about the Implications & Consequences of Metabolic Infant Diseases/Neonatal Disorders (MID/ND)
To put in place Free Facilities (For Needy/Financially Challenged Families) to Perform New Born Blood(Dry) Spot/Heel Prick Tests for Common Disorders like TSH. Later on Such Free Facilities to be extended to Test/Screen further 40 Disorders.
ZBF Activities/Achievements so far:
* Starting in November ’16, our dedicated Lab (Based in Rawalpindi) has provided “Free NBS Service” for more than 6,000 Babies till date.
* For High-Risk cases with adverse family history we arranged so far “Free Detailed Screening” for 650 plus Babies through Med Labs, Jordan (www.medlabsgroup.com) being our Strategic Partner. If done in Pakistan from any Private Lab such Tests cost between Rs 12,000 to 15,000.
*Our “Free NBS Service” is catering to around 25 Hospitals in Islamabad/Rawalpindi, KPK & Punjab
* Nutricia (Advance Medical Nutrition), Netherlands,(www.nutricia.com) is also our Strategic Partner and they have committed to Support ZBF in this Cause.
*We have recently signed an MOU with Hashoo Foundation (Pakistan) for a Collaborative Partnership enabling us to further expand our services in the Remote areas/regions.
*By the end of the year we aim to work with The Edhi Foundation (Karachi) in order to test every abandoned Baby that is brought to the Edhi Center.
*To provide maximum possible Confidence & establish the Trust of various Stakeholders especially the Doners, we have acquired Certification (Currently under Renewal) from Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (www.pcp.org.pk).This Certification establishes for the concerned NPO compliance with the Globally Recognized Standards in Corporate Governance, Financial Management/Transparency & Program/Project Performance & Delivery.
*Our Annual Accounts/Financial Statements are Audited by Ernst & Young (EY) who are ranked among the top four Global Audit Firms.
*We may add that the specialized “Machine/Equipment” in our Lab is Donated by Perkin Elmer (PE)