Jun 15, 2021

Support Afghan Kids Suffering from Spinal TB

Support Afghan Kids suffering from Spinal Tuberculosis

According to WHO, the number of tuberculosis cases is increasing in Afghanistan with over 60,000 new cases every year. Out of the estimated 61,000 people who were infected with tuberculosis last year, only 70% were diagnosed and treated. The remaining 20,000 were missed by the health system causing 30 deaths per day. Those most at risk for contracting tuberculosis include women and children, poor and malnourished people, refugees and internally displaced persons and the elderly.

 

TB is a preventable and curable disease but there are many who cannot afford the treatment and medication. If a child with TB is not treated, he/she will remain disabled throughout his/her entire life. With your help, they will walk again and will live a normal life.

 

FMIC is a nonprofit hospital located in Kabul, Afghanistan. It is a product of a four-way unique partnership between Government of Afghanistan, Government of France, French International NGO Lachaine Delespoir and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). For the past 15 years, FMIC has been serving Afghans while focusing on quality services, innovation and building capacities in terms of human resources and technology.

FMIC ensures that no patient leaves the hospital untreated due to lack of money. FMIC’s Patient Welfare Program has been in place since the establishment of the hospital and has helped over 600,000 needy patients with services worth over US$ 41 million. For many patients, even a $10 expense is an obstacle to healthcare. Imagine that just a few dollars contributed by you can help save a life. A donation of $10 will pay for an initial visit to a doctor, $15 will pay for one-night stay of a patient in general ward, $65 will pay for one night stay of a patient in the Intensive Care Unit. 

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May 17, 2021

Help with Mending the Hearts of 15 Afghan Kids

Performing Heart Surgery
Performing Heart Surgery

Help with Mending the Hearts of 15 Afghan Kids

According to the WHO data, Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) deaths in Afghanistan have reached to over 32,000 or 14.39% of total deaths. Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is a problem of the structure of the heart that is present at birth. It can affect how blood flows through the heart and out to the rest of the body. Common examples include holes in different areas of the heart and narrow or leaky valves. In children the most common type of CHD is the ventricular septal defect (VSD), a hole in the wall separating the bottom two chambers of the heart (the ventricles).Many Afghan infants with CHD needs surgery to survive. FMIC is one of the few places in Afghanistan where CHD patients can be treated. FMIC is doing surgeries with relatively low cost and achieve outcomes that meet the highest standards. Each year our team of experts performs more than 250 Paediatric cardiac surgeries with almost 90% of these patients require financial assistance.

FMIC’s success in providing international quality care to the poor population of Afghanistan has not been possible without the generous support of donors like you. FMIC ensures that no patient leaves the hospital untreated due to lack of money. FMIC’s Patient Welfare Program has been in place since the establishment of the hospital and has helped over 600,000 needy patients with services worth over US$ 41 million. For many patients, even a $10 expense is an obstacle to healthcare. Imagine that just a few dollars contributed by you can help save a life. A donation of $10 will pay for an initial visit to a doctor, $15 will pay for one-night stay of a patient in general ward, $65 will pay for one night stay of a patient in the Intensive Care Unit. 

FMIC is a nonprofit hospital located in Kabul, Afghanistan. It is a product of a four-way unique partnership between Government of Afghanistan, Government of France, French International NGO Lachaine Delespoir and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). For the past 15 years, FMIC has been serving Afghans while focusing on quality services, innovation and building capacities in terms of human resources and technology.

 

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Mar 16, 2021

Saving Lives at FMIC during Covid-19 Pandemic

Vaccination Picture
Vaccination Picture

Saving Lives at FMIC during Covid-19 Pandemic

This report is in continuation of previous report responding to COVID-19 in Afghanistan, which mainly focuses on how to reduce the COVID-19 effects on people with the collaboration of Ministry of Public Health, FMIC will provide free vaccination for the 3 category group who are Medical Staff, Teachers and Media Staff.

Report Focus:

The project will focus on reducing the impact of COVID-19 through proper vaccination, awareness raising and capacity building. For the people as there are some rumors about the side effects of the vaccine and the FAQs. FMIC will provide vaccination for these 3 category people. Besides that, FMIC will raise awareness among local communities to be stronger and to come for the vaccination when their turn arrives, this should not be a challenge.

Introduction about FMIC:

FMIC is product of a four-way unique partnership between two governments and two international NGOs including the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). For the past 14 years, FMIC has been serving the healthcare needs of Afghans while focusing quality services, innovation and building capacities in terms of human resources and technology.

People affected and Died during Covid-19:

According to Aljazeera news in August last year, a health ministry survey revealed that 10 million people – nearly a third of the country’s population – had been infected with the coronavirus.
The country of 32 million people has limited testing capacity, but recent months have seen a decline in new infections, with officials registering more than 55,300 confirmed cases so far and nearly 2,400 deaths.

People Vaccinated at FMIC till date:

Till today FMIC has vaccinated 667 staff with the first dose of the vaccine which was donated from the Ministry of Public Health, vaccine name is AstraZeneca 0.5ML.

Challenge during the pandemic:

COVID-19 has had grave consequences for people’s health and income, and the cost of basic essentials has increased dramatically, leaving at least a third of the population faced with food shortages and malnutrition on the rise. Afghanistan now has the second highest number of people in crisis or emergency food insecurity (16.9 million people) and close to one in two children under the age of five are predicted to face acute malnutrition this year.

FMIC ensures that its quality services are accessible to all in a resource-blind fashion.

Your Kind Contribution:

Your little contribution is a ray of hope for many Afghans who have difficulties accessing a high quality healthcare facility mainly due to lack of money. FMIC makes sure that your generous contribution is spent in the most appropriate manner to support those patients who come from very weak financial backgrounds.

Patient Welfare Program at FMIC:

The Patient Welfare Program is in place since the establishment of FMIC and has so far supported patients in need with a financial impact of over 40 Million USD. The journey continues.
On a daily basis, FMIC ensures that no patient leaves the hospital untreated because of lack of money. For many patients, even a $10 expense is an obstacle to healthcare. Envision a child or mother suffering from life-threatening diseases in an impoverished and war-affected zone. Imagine that just a few dollars contributed by you can help save lives and improve quality of life for many. For example, $10 will pay for an initial visit to a doctor, $15 will pay for one-night stay of a patient in general ward, $65 will pay for one night stay of a patient in the Intensive Care Unit.  We do appreciate your continued support and cooperation! 

https://www.fmic.org.af/Pages/Home.aspx
FMIC Official Website
FMIC Facebook Page
FMIC LinkedIn

 
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