Pakistan Flood: Global One 2015 Programme Manager, above, near
Sujawal, on the Badin road, Thatta district, Sindh, October 2010
Welcome to Global One 2015’s official blog, where you can get information and updates on our projects. We are very excited to have joined the world of blogging and look forward to sharing our projects and insights into international development and humanitarian work with you.
Global One 2015 is an international humanitarian and development NGO. It is the international arm of Faith Regen Foundation, a registered charity based on London, in the UK, and aims to tackle the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set up by United Nations with the intent of being achieved by 2015 - see http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/ The eight goals are 1) eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, 2) achieve universal primary education, 3) promote gender equality and empower women, 4) reduce child mortality, 5) improve maternal health, 6) combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, 7) ensure environmental sustainability and 8) develop a global partnership for development. See the MDGs' website for specifics of each goal. While currently in the process of applying for charity status, Global One has been operational as of September 2010 and has already set up as a non-profit company, one of three ways for charities to set up as legal entities in Britain (see Charity Commission website). Global One’s hope is to help these goals to materialize into a viable reality alongside the efforts of many other organisations and people around the world. Therefore our focus is on health, livelihoods, humanitarian emergencies and monitoring and evaluation with the geographic focus on South Asia, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Pakistan Flood 2010, severe malnutrition patient treated by Global One 2015
Pakistan Flood 2010, informal flood camp near the town of Thatta, Sindh province
Pakistan Flood Work
Global One was active in the humanitarian response to the 2010 Pakistan flood. It was deployed to perform an assessment of two NGOs’ emergency field responses in Punjab and Sindh. While in the flood zone, due to the extremely serious emergency conditions with regard to disease and severe malnutrition, both putting lives at imminent risk of severe illness and death, Global One was forced to assist NGOs in the humanitarian response. This resulting in preventing a serious disease outbreak at a rural hospital (cholera and falciparum malaria) and in getting an emergency feeding station set up to treat server malnutrition. Global One is currently in the process of mobilizing NGOs to increase their response to severe malnutrition. (Photos above are from Global One 2015 flood programme assessment, Sindh province, west of the town of Badin, near the town of Sujawal, Pakistan flood, October 2010.)
Maternal Health Programme
Global One’s Nigeria health care programme is current in the start up stage, with design of the health management system, detailed identification of required inputs, recruitment of programme staff, clinic site planning, and the research for a manual for traditional midwives being the key activities at present. This stage is set to run for at least another five months, after which the clinic set up stage will begin, towards the end of which the first patients will start to be served. Simultaneously it is hoped a maternal health programme in Pakistan, focused on Sindh province, will also be operational.
For more information about us, please visit us at our main website at http://www.globalone2015.org