Edhi Foundation Pakistan, has the largest fleet of Ambulances in the world. They own a fleet of over 700 Ambulances in different areas of Pakistan. According to Guinness Book, Edhi foundation is the Largest Voluntary Ambulance Organization of the World.
Edhi Foundation one of the largest non-profit social welfare program was founded in Karachi and still its headquarters are in Karachi Pakistan. The Foundation provides many other services like free hospitals and medical care, drug rehabilitation services, shelter for the poor and needy persons. The Foundation provides 24-hour emergency services across Pakistan and abroad. Their other valuable welfare services includes providing shelters to Orphans and Handicapped persons, Blood and Drug Banks, Healthcare, Education, air ambulance, marine and coastal services.
Abdul Sattar Edhi founded Edhi foundation in 1951, operating from a single room in Karachi and edhi being the sole member of this largest foundation. Edhi is the head of the organization and his wife Bilquis Edhi is in charge of adoption and maternity services. The foundation has now more then 300 centers across the country providing medical aid, family planning and all sort of emergency assistance. Air Ambulance has been used in emergency cases for easy access to remote and rural areas.
Only in Karachi, the foundation runs 8 hospitals providing free medical care, eye hospitals, surgical units, a 4-bed cancer hospital, two blood banks, diabetic centers and several mobile dispensaries. Till now more then 20,000 abandoned babies have been saved, 50,000 orphans are housed in Edhi homes, more then a million babies have been delivered in Edhi Maternity centers and about 40,000 qualified nurses have been trained.
Edhi Foundation providing welfare services not only in Pakistan but other countries as well including UK, Japan, Canada, USA and Bangladesh. They also provided aid to the victims of Gulf war in 1991 and earthquake victims in Egypt and Iraq.
Some other valuable welfare activities of the Foundation includes:
Baby Cradles for unwanted and abandoned babies
Missing Persons Services
Emergency Check posts
Marine and Coastal Services and many more.
You can reach to edhi foundation on there official website: EDHI