Our Mission is:
(i) To develop and promote social awareness so as to clarify the concept of mental health care and thereby popularize the programs of community mental health care through the government health services outlets, NGO’s and other such institutions established by any agency.
(ii) To stimulate the primary mental health care through outreach Health program.
A view of group discussion on mental health issues of children.
Dr. Ali Ahsan Mufti (Executive Board Member, Horizon) during his lecture on earthquake aftermath in Chitral and its psychological impacts.
Horizon promotes awareness and support the mental health subject of minorities, glimpses of Christmas and holi festivals with team Horizon.
- To develop and promote social awareness so as to clarify the concept of mental health care and thereby popularize the programs of community mental health care through the government health services outlets, NGO’s and other such institutions established by any agency.
- To stimulate the primary mental health care through outreach Health program.
- To develop a program of mental health education, propagation, preventive measures in order to brief and orientate the connate groups such as doctors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, paramedics, community health workers and NGO’s representatives.
- The establishment and development of a shared monitoring analysis, evaluation, communication and feedback system for the collection of mental health and drug addiction.
- The mobilization and development of resources needed to supply the agency services and to achieve its aim.
- To seek co-operation, collaboration, wider participation and involvement between services; both governmental and non-governmental at various levels.
- Promotion of awareness of Mental Health.
The objectives are achieved through participation of highly motivated and trained professionals and volunteers who deliver the service through motivational interaction, counseling, legal support, corner meetings, medical camps, sensitizing electronic and print media, teachers and religious leaders.
Pedro Ruiz addressing the members of Horizon.
Dr. Afzal Javed , President World Psychiatrist Association in a ceremony of Horizon.
Prof. Dr. Khalid Mufti presenting Horizon in Biennial International Conference.
Since its inception the organization has undertaken many ambitious and challenging projects, both by itself and in collaboration with international agencies e.g. UNDCP (IDDRP), ILO, Colombo Plan Bureau, Pakistan Psychiatric Society, WHO etc.
A two years (1988-89) project for treatment was completed with the help of UNDCP Afghanistan. More than 460 Afghan Drug Dependents were benefited and a number of volunteers were professionally trained.
The community based rehabilitation of recovering drug addicts under the following program:
- “Asian Regional Program for Community Drug Rehabilitation”, (a joint GO/ILO/Horizon Project).
This project was carried out in the years from 1990-1992; and appreciated in the final regional ILO/UNDCP tripartite review which was held in Katmandu in Nov 1992.
- Community Intervention Team (CIT) – A joint ILO IDDRP (UNDCP) Drug Demand Reduction Project.
Aiming to combat the rising tide of drug dependency in Peshawar – To hold the thresh hold of drug dependency, a community participated treatment and preventive strategy was undertaken by Horizon (1992-1995). Fruitful efforts were made to integrate and develop the available resources and institutions for prevention of drug menace on the one hand and provide treatment to the addicts on the other hand. Thus an integrated methodology is adopted in order to activate respective families and communities.
Rehab/Treatment Program for street drug addicts.
Three months pilot project was undertaken in 1998 in collaboration with ANF, Pak Red Crescent Society, Social Welfare & Health Dept. (Govt. of NWFP). Later the program was sustained for one year and followed up by Horizon/Drug Addiction Treatment Centre Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.
Sunday free clinic established and sustained from 1999-2007 for mentally ill and drug dependents (for Pakistani Patients/Afghan Refugees) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Khalid A. Mufti. Currently this service is spread throughout the week days and is also facilitated by the psychologists.
Ibadat Hospital was established in 1987 initially by simply upgrading a 10 bedded Day care center to a short day residential Mental Health Care facility. The Day care center along without patient consultation clinic was established in 1983.The center was run as part of community health as a coordinated activity involving Mental Health experts ,senior recovered patients ,key relatives, spiritual and religious advisors and Family practioners .
Currently Ibadat Hospital provides most modern mental health, Psychiatric and Drug Dependence treatment facilities, which includes an internationally reputed senior retired professor of psychiatry and his colleague in the specialty, skilled psychotherapists and counselors, attending medical officers, trained nursing and ancillary staff. The hospital has investigation facilities like neuropsychological testing, EEG, ECG and a well equipped Laboratory. A rented registered pharmacy further facilitates the patients. The hospital is medium sized with modern air conditioned and non air conditioned rooms and wards to satisfy the financial capacity of the patients. The mainstream of patients is outdoor patients which are given consultation services every day from 9 to 5 pm daily except Sundays and national holidays. The services are further integrated with an NGO Horizon in order to cater the needs of poor and needy through a technical and financial assistance on regular basis. For this purpose Horizon is provided with rent free office and a periodic financial grant in aid by the Ibadat Hospital.
The Hospital is a private registered company with five member board of directors. I n the past 20 years thousands of patients was benefitted from this healthcare facility.
Ibadat Hosopital is registered by the KPK HEALTH REGULATION AUTHORITY. Ibadat hospital has a legal advisor and other Professional advisors. The hospital has an effective networking with other experts in the medical, surgical and allied fields for prompt consultation and necessary help. It may be emphasized that there is increasing multimorbidity in this region which results into complex emergencies due to the effects of War, Trauma, pollution refugee influx, increasingly internally displaced communities, rapid population growth and poverty bomb. Keeping in view of these realities the hospital provides opportunities and encourages young doctors, nurses and clinical psychologists to go through internship training in disaster mental health management. Approximately more than one hundred persons are trained as a mental health and drug abuse resources persons, who are delivering services In and outside Pakistan, especially neighboring Afghanistan.
Ibadat hospital created for a sizeable number of Pakistani and afghani communities. Since its inception the popularity and number of patients are increasing with encouragement. As patients with different socioeconomic strata attend for consultation, therefore the fee structure is accordingly adjusted. For example every day more than20 to 30 patients are given discounts in consultation fee. Professor Dr Mufti per his nature carries out patient’s fee reduction requests, generously and positively. It is the Hospital policy to give free consultation to the needy patients. For this purpose Friday clinic is by large a free clinic. Even on any working day poor patients are compensated. Ibadat hospital gives generous donations to HORIZON, a sister Health relief agency to carry out their notable tasks for humanity smoothly.
The hospital has satisfactory security system; it includes security team and the CCTV arrangements. Hospital is equipped with the necessary fire extinguishers and with three emergency Exits in case of an unwanted emergency. All the plastic materials, glass and needle materials are send for proper disposition in accordance with the Environmental Protection Laws.
- To fill the gap of treatment for the mentally ill.
- To provide affordable estate of art treatment for mentally ill.
- To destigmatize mental illness.
- To cater the treatment requirement for low and poor income patients, through financial relief.
Horizon is a self-funding organization, its funds are mainly met by the courtesy donation from a private Hospital, and its members. Each year the funds are audited by an appointed chartered accountant.