Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely

 
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely has made updates to their project page.
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Everyone benefits from RH education
    By - Elizabeth Appleyard - Program Administrator
    AIL staff continue with their in depth and effective workshop programs. Some of the most popular workshops are the Reproductive Health Workshops (RH) and the Expectant Mother Workshops (EM). Even well educated women find they do not know enough about their own reproductive system and the processes that occur in pregnancy...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    The Song that is Inspiring Afghan Voters
    By - Lucas VanAtta - Administrative Assistant
    Let’s put our hands together, let’s get together. Our hands hold our votes and our votes hold our future.   My fellow citizen It’s my vote, it’s your vote It’s a privilege for enduring peace My dear fellow citizen, with our vote leadership is in our hands.        ...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely has received 3 donations
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Education leading to safer birth practices
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    Afghanistan has an unacceptably high risk of maternal death and stillbirth. AIL has developed effective programs to address these issues, including workshops on reproductive health and general health education offerings. These opportunities to learn are always highly popular and the women go away knowing much more than they...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely has received 3 donations
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely has received 5 donations
    • 11 months ago
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    More women attending health workshops
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    Maternal/child health is one of AIL’s major areas of concern in the health field. Women face an unacceptably high risk of death in childbirth due to lack of access to basic health care and   trained health care providers. Since the start of 2013, 10,836 women received reproductive health care at AIL clinics,...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely has received 12 donations
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Thank you from AIL!
    By - Lucas VanAtta - Administrative Assistant
    Dear GlobalGiving Donors, Thank you so much for supporting the Afghan Institute of Learning’s (AIL) various projects on GlobalGiving. Over the years, the Global Giving donors have become invaluable to AIL. Through your generous support, AIL has been able to provide Afghans with education, health care, training and...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    September Update from AIL
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    Dear Friends,  As you know, if you have been receiving these reports for a while, Afghanistan has the highest rate of infant mortality in the world, with nearly 12% of babies born perishing before their first birthday.  Additionally, the maternal mortality rate in Afghanistan is among the highest in the...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Expectant Mother Workshops are Saving Lives
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    Maternal/child health are two of the 8 Millennium Development Goals and two of AIL’s major areas of concern in the health field. Women and babies face an unacceptably high risk of death in childbirth due to lack of access to basic health care and trained health care providers. Since the start of 2013, 6,782 women have...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    AIL is now blogging at Huffington Post!
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    The Afghan Institute of Learning is very excited to have been given the opportunity to blog at Huffington Post! Our first blog about the Women’s Networking Movement taking place in some of AIL’s centers has been posted. The Women’s Networking Movement is taking place in about 30 of AIL’s centers,...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Thank you for your support!
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    Thank you for your support of AIL’s project. AIL continues to be innovative and flexible in its approach to providing healthcare and health education and remains particularly focused on maternal/child care. Since September 2012, 5088 women received reproductive health care at AIL clinics. The Expectant Mother Workshop...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Happy Holidays from CHI and AIL
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) and Creating Hope International (CHI) would like to wish you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons.  As you celebrate with those you love, please take a moment to look at CHI’s yearly newsletter, which we’ve attached to this report. As you will see, 2012 has been a...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely has received 17 donations
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    AIL's Programs Having a Positive Impact
    By - Alison Hendry - Project Administrator
    Thank you for your support of AIL’s project. While the situation in Afghanistan continues to prove challenging, with your help AIL is finding ways to continue bringing high quality health care and education to the women of Afghanistan.  One of AIL’s major focuses has been improving the health of women by...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely has made updates to their project page.
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Update on Women's Health Programs
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    We at AIL continue to be very excited about the participation and outcomes of our expectant mother workshops. In May and June alone, our Herat medical staff held a combined four classes for 70 rural Afghan women. Each pregnant woman attends the class with a woman who will be assisting her at the time of her birth. In...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Expectant Mother and Health Workshops Are Working
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    As part of AIL’s ongoing goal of providing Health Care and Health Education to the Afghan people, they have conducted many workshops already this year.  Three Expectant Mother workshops have been held, and all of the pregnant women that attended these workshops will be followed and monitored throughout their...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Sharing Good News
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    Since 1995, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) has been helping Afghans lift themselves above the devastation of war by providing education, training, health care, and health education.  AIL’s approach is to interlink health and education programs, like building blocks that together form a whole...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Great Results
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    Just an update on our Expectant Mother Program.  The results from the program for 2011 are in and we are ecstatic!  Of the 118 pregnant women in the program, exactly half, 59, had delivered by the end of the year.  Of those, only one chose to have a home birth and the other 58 had clinic births.  There...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Health is Improving
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    The Afghan Institute of Learning operates three health clinics in rural Herat.  Between January and November of this year, 17490 reproductive health patients were seen at these clinics.The Afghan people of the past had a general distrust of the medical profession.  As the people are becoming better educated, and...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely has received 25 donations
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Reproductive Health Seminars
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    From January through August of this year, the Afghan Institute of Learning has held 10 separate, five day Seminars on Reproductive Health.  The total number of women who have attended these seminars is 333.  The participants vary.  Some are housewives, students, teachers, and government workers.  Many of...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Pilot Program Launched
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director Creating Hope International
    AIL began a pilot program for Expectant Mothers in November, 2010.  We are beginning to see the results of this program, and they are very positive. Since the Expectant Mother program workshops started in November 2010: only 6 mothers from the 37 who attended workshops in November 2010 through February 2011 gave...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Helpful Knowledge Conveyed
    By - AIL Staff - Project Managers
    A patient at one of AIL’s clinics tells this story: “I am 30 years old and I got married when I was sixteen; I have six children.  I did not understand what child spacing was and so my life and my family were negatively affected by this lack of knowledge.  One day I ran into a friend who noticed my...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Five Reasons to Celebrate
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    Five Reasons to Celebrate The year 2010 has been one of many challenges for people throughout the world. In Afghanistan, insecurity, violence, and poverty continue to threaten communities. But the people of Afghanistan are strong and hopeful, and they are working hard to overcome these challenges. At the Afghan...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Grateful and Undaunted
    By - Sakena Yacoobi - AIL Executive Director
    Grateful and Undaunted At this time of year, we are reminded of our many blessings and how the people in our lives enrich us and bring joy to every day. All of us at the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) are especially grateful to you, for your generous support of our efforts to help the people of Afghanistan overcome...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely has received 37 donations
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Update
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    The following story illustrates how AIL empowers Afghan women through encouraging them to share what they have learned with others: “We had a neighbor who was pregnant all the time. She was worried about these pregnancies. She went to the AIL reproductive health workshop and she learned about guidance before a...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Summer Update 2010
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    Health education is critical for the health of a mother and baby before, during and after a birth. Afghanistan has one of the world’s highest infant and mother mortality rates. AIL is passionate about giving women the information they need to increase their chances of a successful birth. In 2010 through June, AIL...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Sakena Yacoobi honored for her work in health
    By - Toc Dunlap - Project Leader
    “Reach out to others and give a gift to yourself.” Sakena Yacoobi, founder and executive director of the Afghan Institute of Learning, urged the advanced degree graduates of Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California to “reach out to others and give a gift to yourself” in the process in her 2010 Commencement...
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    • drfrances
      drfrances I knew about AIL's educational work but I didn't know much about their work in improving health.
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Summer Update from the Afghan Institute of Learning
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    We’d like to share some great news with you that will give you a better understanding of our project and the work we do in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Through the generosity of the Skoll Foundation, a timely video was produced about life in Afghanistan and the work AIL is doing to make a difference. The film producer and...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Spring Update
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    In 2009, AIL staff in their 5 clinics delivered 304 babies. Of those, 300 were healthy. That’s a stark contrast to the infant mortality rate in Afghanistan of 15%. The Afghan Institute of Learning has a popular 18-month nurse/midwife/health educator program with a long waiting list; graduates of this program can quickly...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    An invitation to read our newsletter
    By - Sondra Johnson - Working Together...
    Afghanistan is in the news a lot these days. As a donor to a project in Afghanistan, you may be wondering if change is happening, and if your donation really makes any difference. Following is a message from Dr. Sakena Yacoobi that answers your questions. It’s part of our annual newsletter, where we also share progress...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely has received 40 donations
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    A Special Giving Opportunity.....
    By - Sondra Johnson - Afghan Mothers and Babies Thank You
    Thank you for your support. Your desire to make a difference in this world has made a difference, and we are so thankful that Afghan people have had their lives changed with your help. We wanted to share with you a very special opportunity to give more than 100% from November 10 through December 1st. Please share this...
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  • Help Afghan Women Deliver Healthy Babies Safely posted a progress report
    Sakena Wishes to Thank Her Supporters
    By - Sondra Johnson - Dr. Yacoobi Featured in Best-Selling Book
    There's a new focus on women worldwide. The New York Times magazine dedicated their entire issue one week in August on women in the developing world. Of particular focus was a newly launched book written by the well-known Pulitzer winning couple Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl DuWunn titled: "Half The Sky: Turning Oppression...
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Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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