This picture appeared in Daily Akhbar Abbotabad on Sunday, 4th March 2012 Magazine number 111. The caption reads: Mansehra Project Manager Atif Quddu, Dr. Rubina Mumtaz and others addressing the gathering.

Real Medicine Foundation (RMF), Pakistan, handed over the Primary Health Unit of Talhatta to the Health Department, of District Mansehra. The Health Unit, set up in the immediate aftermath of the devastating earthquake of Oct 2005, had been running under the collaboration of RMF and Hashoo Foundation and provided quality health care to nearly 120,000 poor and vulnerable people of Talhatta and the neighboring union Councils.

The closing ceremony was led by Dr. Rubina Mumtaz, Country Director, RMF as she highlighted the progress and achievements of the successful collaboration of six years. Representatives of the community, Mr. Ijaz Shah, Chairman Union Council Talhatta and Mr. Naheed Shah, resident of Talhatta both expressed their deepest gratitude for the services of the medical staff and the high quality medicines that were provided to the people.

Dr. Shafqat Tanoli, Executive District Health Officer expressed his gratitude for providing services in area that were not covered due to the limited resources of the health department. He stated that this was the most opportune time to exit the area since People’s Primary Health Initiative (PPHI) has begun its operations of revitalizing all the BHUs in District Mansehra. The ceremony concluded with Dr. Mumtaz handing over the medical and surgical equipment to the District Health Department.

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