Fr Nico and Brother Walfred outside the presbytery and TB clinic
St Joseph’s Church, Matli
Women readers are commonplace in the UK, but in Pakistan our sister parish encourages women readers as one way of breaking traditional gender stereotyping.
No pews. Shoes removed and the congregation sits on the floor. Men sit apart from Women.
TB clinic. TB does not just young and the old. When it hits the main wage earner the impact can be devastating.
Weight loss is common in children with TB
Note the box of empty pill bottles. Patients have to bring back the empty pill bottles to show that they’ve taken the medicines and to stop the temptation to sell the TB drugs. Patients are so poor that they could risk their own health by selling their medicines.
Brother Walfred takes sampls and confirms TB
Flooding a few years ago
Floods in parishioner’s house
One of the Catholic schools
Nativity with live Jesus and live goats
Parish school trip on a beautiful bus
More of the TB outreach work supported by our donations
Child on the scales being weighed
Empty packages of medication brought back in exchange for a fresh supply. This is to prevent patients from selling the medication for money and also to make sure that they do take the course properly.