"USAID funded faith-based aid abroad" - August 29, 2006 - Sehiwal, Pakistan - Sehiwal District Hospital - People wait in the crowded hallways outside a ward but peer through the hole in the door at the people inside. This is an example of the decrepit state of the district hospital. Many of the screens are riddled with holes, and all the exteriors are in need of maintenance. There are two hospitals in the city of Sehiwal, Pakistan, a city of 200,000. One is the USAID and privately-funded Christian hospital that sees roughly 14,000 patients per year. The other is the Pakistani Government-run hospital that sees nearly one million patients per year, both in-patient and out-patient. It is drastically underfunded and lacks proper building maintenance or the staff to maintain sanitary conditions. The hallways overflow with sick patients and concerned family, and the staff is limited and over-taxed. By contrast, the Christian hospital is gleaming, sanitary, and well funded. In fact, it has advanced equipment that it cannot even use for lack of technicians. The hospital runs far below capacity, and the nurses repeatedly check patients' vitals for lack of other tasks. Boston Globe Photo - no reproduction without explicit written permission from the Boston Globe.