Mother and Baby Unit

Mother and baby Unit – breast care and maternity

Minor operations are regularly carried out in for example S Africa with local teams. The plastic surgeons also at their discretion carry out operations to cosmetically improve the persons face or make their limbs more effective and functional.

In 2012 MIAT set up the Mother and Baby project with Breast care as part of it.

Breast Care

Cancer of the breast is a serious problem in Pakistan:

Breast Project – Gujrat, Pakistan)

  • One in nine women at risk in Pakistan
  • Leading cause of death from all cancers
  • 40,000 women die per year
  • Misconception, ignorance/unequal access

Teams led by Catherine Zahidi breast care nurse from Sandwell hospital) and Mrs Shanaz Bhatti from Walsall, West Midland travelled to Pakistan and empowered women to self-examine through dummy demonstrations – these manikins were purchased and sent by MIAT.

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Professor Penny McManus from Hull group of hospitals has become the lead for breast surgery and regularly visits Gujarat to operate on breasts problems including cancers. Her latest visit was in February 2016. For the breast project MIAT has provided an Ultrasound machine and a mammogram. A people carrier ferries patients to and from the villages.


Mammograms and ultrasound machines help diagnosis of breast conditions in women

Mother and baby Project


Jubaida Gatrad Maternity and Children’s Hospital houses the cleft centre on the ground floor
Playing facilities for children at the Jubaida Gatrad Children and Maternity Hospital (near completion) in the background
After cleft operation – Jubaida Gatrad Hospital (under construction) in the background
A trainee Japanese student from the UK was a part of the cleft team in 2014
Some lucky children whose lives have been changed and now they are accepted as part of society
Mother and Baby Project – Maternity
Checking a baby before birth – with a special heart monitoring machine helps plan delivery
A clinic in a village that supplies vitamins, iron and other medicines to pregnant mothers and the elderly
Mother and baby Project – medicines for the elderly and pregnant mothers