Health services across the West Midlands are offering vital medical aid and staff to the communities of Pakistan and Kashmir following the recent earthquake.
David Nicholson, chief executive of the West Midlands Strategic Health Authorities, wrote to all NHS organisations in the region asking them to help with aid in response to the Kashmir earthquake.
A group of orthopaedic surgeons have been travelling to Pakistan on rotation since October to run an operating theatre in three damaged hospitals in Abbotabad.
A member of staff with experience of emergency planning is in Pakistan assisting with the rebuilding of the affected areas.
James Shera, vice chairman of West Midlands South Strategic Health Authority said: "The West Midlands region is a multi-cultural society and the NHS is integral part of the local community. The situation in Pakistan and Kashmir remains very serious and local health services have responded positively.
"I have just returned from a visit to Kashmir, and witnessed the unbelievable devastation and human loss that the earthquake has caused.
"The people of Pakistan are still in desperate need of help."
West Midlands Ambulance Service has handed over four decommissioned emergency ambulances, which have been refurbished to assist with the aftermath.