Emergency Health Care for Poor Afghan Women

 
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The Professor Yacoobi Private Hospital provides a much needed resource for people in need of medical care. Many people travel some distance to use this facility because they have no quality medical option locally. Dr. Yacoobi founded this hospital as a private venture and it follows her philosophy of quality: in care, medicine and administration, and care being available to all regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital is a full service facility with an in house laboratory that performs needed analysis for patients especially as part of preparation for surgery. In the first 3 months of 2015, there were 2,383 patients at the hospital and 41 surgeries performed including caesarians and circumcisions.

Here is a story: One of the doctors said, “One day I took a short break after visiting patients in my visitng room.  I saw a woman came right into the room along with her eight year old daughter who was in a state of shock. The girl had a serious problem and after doing first aid and helping her she recovered after a few minutes. When I asked her mother how long she had been having this problem she said for six months. She said that they took her to a Mullah who took a lot of money from them and a sheep for curing her, but still she didn’t get any better. I talked with the mother and explained that this is a psychological problem and you need to take her to a psychologist not to a Mullah and she accepted to do so. Then I referred her to the psychological advice section where she was under treatment for a while and after taking all her medicine, she became well and went home. After a few months she called the clinic and thanked us for saving her daughter’s life.

Thank you for your interest in Afghanistan and your support for our projects.

Women receiving health care
Women receiving health care

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Afghanistan is developing, and support for the private sector is a crucial part of renewing a society that has been devastated by war and civil strife. The Professor Yacoobi Private Hospital is well regarded and people travel great distances to seek treatment there. Afghans can buy some drugs in the marketplace but often these drugs are of low quality. The Yacoobi Hospital is known for providing only the best quality drugs at its pharmacy so people feel confident about the medicine they are receiving.

Drug support is part of the care needed by surgical patients who come to the hospital for treatment. In the last two months, there have been 35 surgeries performed and patients have been happy with the care received and the quality of medicines provided.

Thank you for your interest in Afghanistan and your support for our projects.

Afghanistan needs a balanced economy and that is why we support the private hospital established Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Founder of the NGO the Afghan Institute of Learning. Private development is crucial to establishing a self-supporting Afghanistan. Dr. Yacoobi believes Afghans want to be responsible for themselves and are not looking for handouts. The people who come to the hospital all pay something, those who can, pay more and subsidize the needy but sometimes there is a funding gap and that is why we need your support to help pay for surgeries for the poor.

In the last 3 months there have been 2,523 treatments at the hospital including, 40 operations. The hospital treats all manner of medical issues from injuries, diseases and pregnancy to prevention and health education.

Thank you for your interest in Afghanistan and your support for our projects. We have included Creating Hope International’s 2014 newsletter and hope you will read through it.


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The Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private Hospital in Herat treats all patients who come to its doors, even if they cannot afford to pay. The best way for you to understand how important this work is for patients is to hear their own words. Here is Farzana’s experience:

My name is Farzana and I am 24 years old living in Herat city, Afghanistan. I come from a poor family where my husband is a bus-driver for low wages, and we are 3 in my family. After a few years of my marriage, I wasn’t getting pregnant and we thought that this was something that we can’t do anything about. One of my friends told me to get referred to a hospital for an operation.

Though I went to many private hospitals,  I couldn’t do it because of the many expenses that we couldn’t afford to pay and I couldn’t get operated on at the governmental hospitals since they didn’t do such operations.

I was really desperate and hopeless till one of my relatives told me about the Professor Sakena Yaccobi Private Hospital. As soon as I was went there, I was scheduled for an operation and was there for a few days. The hospital didn’t take much money for my operation which has changed my life. After a short time, I got pregnant and I had a boy at that same hospital. Now I am living my life with my family and we are very happy. I sincerely want to thank the doctors of the hospital who are really experts in this work and have a great team around them.

A life changed! Many more experience the same benefits. In the last 3 months, there have been 2,539 patients treated, including 33 births at the hospital.

Thanks for your support.

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Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, Michigan Afghanistan

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Map of Emergency Health Care for Poor Afghan Women