Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care

by Afghan Institute of Learning Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care
Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care

In the Herat area, AIL has 2 fixed health clinics, 4 clinics at Learning Centers, 2 at an orphanage and 1 at a street children facility. There are also two clinics in the Kabul area.

Here is a snapshot of one month’s activity of the health program:  In February, AIL treated 20,651 patients and provided health education to 13,962.  Some of the most popular health education topics this month included: family planning, drinking water, drugs and influenza.  There were 23 babies delivered at clinics. 4,864 patients were vaccinated. AIL monitors the health of children in the clinic areas by completing thorough health screenings and nutritional assessments –1,749 children were assessed for nutritional status and 175 were deemed malnourished.

 AIL also gives reproductive health workshops throughout the year. Here are comments from one attendee, “I am Sohaila, an illiterate woman. I have some health problems and I am always afraid when I get pregnant because I face many difficulties. At this workshop I learned a lot. I didn't know before I had my daughter that child spacing is important and I should prevent pregnancy for at least 3 years to allow for the recovery of the mother and care of the baby.  I have learned about ways to prevent pregnancy like natural calendar, condom, tablet taking and  IUD." 

Proper healthcare and health information education help women to stay healthy, survive childbirth and raise healthy children.

Thanks for your support. 

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Dr. Yacoobi joined with high level national and international delegates in the "Seville Commitment" - Supporting Localization Efforts for #SDGs.  She said, “AIL has provided SDG services to the most marginalized and disadvantaged for 25 yrs. In my talk I emphasized it is essential to work with local governments and provide resources to local NGOs who are doing good work. Replicate excellent SDG focused programs so No One is Left Behind!”

AIL has 4 fixed clinics, 2 at an orphanage and 1 at a street children facility. In addition, AIL conducts medical clinics at 4 of its Learning Centers and supports 14 Community Health Worker posts in the Herat area. Health education is as important as the health treatment provided by these clinics. We are proud to say that in 2018 AIL provided 246,152 patient treatments and 177,406 attended some form of health education.

I am a midwife in Jaghartan clinic AIL. I was in my room when I woman was referred to me and asked me about family planning. I asked about her history and found out that she has 8 children and she is tired of getting pregnant. Additionally, she had tried some methods of prevention but they failed. Then I prescribed her I.U.D method. Fortunately this methods was so successful for the woman. Recently she came along with her husband to the clinic to thank me." 

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AIL has 4 fixed clinics, 2 at an orphanage and 1 at a street children facility. In addition, AIL conducts medical clinics at four of its Learning Centers. Health education is as important as the health treatment provided by these clinics.

Patients all receive health messages while they wait for the doctor. Topics are not always related to their medical issue. The health information is then disseminated by the patients to family and friends thus increasing the reach of the program. Only through education can the cycles of ill health, disease and malnutrition that plague so many families be ended. Education is the vital link to establishing a healthy population.

Health education topics vary each month and can include: breast feeding, nutrition, child spacing, worms, flu, TB, sanitation, personal hygiene, diarrhea, ARI and other topics.

Here is a story from an educator:

"I am a vaccinator from an AIL clinic. Two days ago I went to the Robat Naw village. Which is a new-made village and all residents are refugees. I wanted to ask if anyone knows anything about vaccination. I first went to ask the mullah from the mosque, but he did not have any information about vaccination. I asked him to gather all residents so I could explain the important role of vaccination in the lives of every individual. After I finished my explanation, all the residents decided to refer their children to the clinic for vaccination. They also thanked me for teaching them about vaccination."

 

 

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AIL has 4 fixed clinics, 3 clinics at Learning Centers, 2 at an orphanage and 1 at a street children facility.   Here is an example of one month of activity at the clinics: in July, AIL treated 22,260 patients and provided health education to 17,738.  Some of the most popular health education topics this month included: worms, vaccinations, drugs, respiratory problems and nutrition.  There were 28 babies delivered at clinics in the month, all were healthy except one had low birth weight. 5,733 patients were vaccinated this month. AIL monitors the health of children in the clinic areas by completing thorough health screenings and nutritional assessments – in July 3,172 children were assessed for nutritional status and 235 were deemed malnourished and 147 were in the Intensive Nutrition Program. 

"My name is Niloofar and I have a daughter who was born in AIL’s Jaghartan clinic. I had two failed deliveries before this one because I had never come to a clinic or visited a doctor. This time I had a healthy pregnancy and normal delivery because I came to clinic every month and followed the doctor’s instructions. She prescribed me some tablets to take during my pregnancy. She also gave me a list of dos and don'ts. I learned how have a healthy pregnancy from the beginning  and about family planning. My newborn and I are healthy and safe. I wish I had come to clinic for the previous deliveries. I am thankful to Dr. Yacoobi for providing health services for the women of my village. I think thousands of lives are impacted by these clinics because women are illiterate and need this kind of help and these services." 

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AIL is always looking to make quality health care and education easily accessible for people. To this end they have expanded their range of health clinics by opening new ones at 2 AIL Learning Centers. There are now 3 clinics based in centers. Students and their families as well as other local people are able to make use of the clinics. The health program outreach now includes 3 at centers, 2 at orphanages and 1 at a street children center. These are a vital health resource for all people including women, especially those who are pregnant and for young babies and children.

Here is a story from one patient: “I am the mother of twins, Rihan Shah and Rihana.  I live in Mir bacha Kot District. When my children were born, they were very weak they could not breathe normally and could not breast feed. I went to the AIL clinic and the doctor told me they were preterm and had low birth weight of 1.5 kg.  The doctor said, “Do not worry they have got a simple cold and because of their weakness they could not breastfeed”. He treated their cold and told me to bring them for a check up every week. He advised me to breastfeed and supplement with a little bottle milk.”

After three months the twins were normal because I completely followed the doctor’s advice. They now weigh 6kg each. We are very happy that there is very good clinic in the area which we can trust.”   

Thank you for your support. 

 

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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Dearborn, Michigan United States
$110,223 raised of $125,000 goal
 
1,625 donations
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