A capacity building project based on community run health concept, this project will support a comprehensive community-run health facility in Khawaja Bughra area an underserved area in Afghanistan. The goal will be to increase equitable access to health care and promotion services, particularly for women of reproductive age and children under 5 years of age by expanding and strengthening the community-run health care services in the area.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
A heavy history of war and instability in Afghanistan has left the country with no or limited progress in the field of public health. In several underserved regions of the country such as Khawaja Bughra, insufficient resources and lack of infrastructure to provide a health facility poses a significant health threat to the people living in the surrounding areas. The proposed local community-run health care facility will provide these services, but challenges remain in securing continuous funding.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will provide a local health committee to conduct a baseline household survey of the catchment areas and set accurate targets to be covered by the health facility. Subsequently, 100 female candidates will be identified and trained as community health workers (CHWs) in Khawaja Bughra and surrounding areas. In addition to distribution of community health work kits and supervision and monitoring of CHWs refresher courses for 200 trained CHWs will be provided.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will support the local population of the Khawaja Bughra and surrounding areas to ultimately provide a public health facility run by the community members of the region. A total of 100 trained community health workers CHWs will act as pioneers in propagating the health facility concept in the surrounding regions of Khawaja Bughra. The project will provide the local population employment with a sense of responsibility for the improvement of their own community's health infrastructure.
Total Funding Received to Date: $0
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $0 . The original project funding goal was $20,000.