- Mr Bhatty spends 2 weeks every 6 weeks volunteering for the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre (MALC), which is based in Karachi, Pakistan. Their mission statement, as advertised on their website, is as follows:
MALC is committed to eliminate Leprosy & control TB and Blindness, in Leprosy affected areas of Pakistan through comprehensive care and with unparalleled passion. In communities, our resolve is to ensure social justice and access to education and health services. The person is always in the centre of our concern.
Through the efforts of MALC and other organisations Pakistan has been able to control leprosy 4 years prior to the WHO target year, and this achievement has been sustainable (source). There is still misunderstanding of the condition though, and Mr Bhatty says one of the main struggles the clinic faces is to get people to visit, and to gain their trust.
- Dr. Bhatty is overseas member at Pakistan Association of Plastic Surgeons. PAPS is the only association of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons in Pakistan. It symbolizes the highest standard of excellence in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery
PAPS Surgeons provide free surgery to children with cleft lip and palate and related deformities. These surgeries are offered in all major cities and even in remote areas of the country. Please contact us or a PAPS surgeon near you for more details