Saving Lives by Training Women Health Workers



An intensive training course in nursing and health education will be provided to 30 Afghan women who will respond to Afghanistan's health crisis by treating tens of thousands of patients each year.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Taliban restrictions and war made healthcare unavailable to Afghan women—with deadly consequences. Today, Afghan women suffer the world’s highest maternal mortality rate. Afghans strongly prefer that women receive healthcare from other women, but few female doctors and nurses exist. Training female nurses and health educators quickly increases women’s access to quality healthcare, especially reproductive healthcare, and saves lives.

How will this project solve this problem?

Nurses and health educators learn over 100 medical topics in 3- to 9-month courses. Nurses complete practical work with patients as part of training. They provide vaccinations, health education, care for pregnant mothers and other medical care.

Potential Long Term Impact

These courses will ease shortages of trained Afghan female health workers. Graduates will work in clinics and hospitals, treating hundreds of Afghan women and children each day.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $530

Funding Information

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 $530 .  The original project funding goal was $77,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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