Builds a needed nutrition clinic to function as part of a larger clinic serving 8,000 rural Afghans per month. The clinic will treat nutrition-related health problems, especially in children.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Twenty-five years of war have devastated Afghanistan. Homes, farms, and orchards were destroyed and have resulted in food shortages that have been worsened by a long drought. Project partner the Afghan Institute of Learning has opened a clinic in a rural area of Kabul province called Mir Bacha Kot. Over 8,000 people per month are served through this clinic and its mobile units. Patients especially need a nutrition clinic to help them recover from health problems related to poor nutrition.
How will this project solve this problem?
Clinic staff is hampered by lack of space to adequately focus on nutrition-related health problems, especially for children. Funding to build a small nutrition clinic that would function as a unit of the larger clinic is needed.
Potential Long Term Impact
The nutrition clinic will treat nutrition-related health problems and educate mothers about proper nutrition for their children, caring for a child’s health and growth, using food, breastfeeding, and measuring height and weight.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,174
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 $2,174 . The original project funding goal was $1,950.