Save Afghan Women & Children with Health Care

by Afghan Institute of Learning
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

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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.”   

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AIL was founded on a holistic approach to problems and always combined education with health care, understanding that only healthy people can learn and improve their lives. Improving the level of health education in communities is  key to the development of society as a whole. AIL provides health education at its clinics, Learning Centers, offices, schools and in workshops, mini workshops and in teacher training sessions.  Children learn health matters during separate sessions in school or class but health is also incorporated into other classes such as literacy, math, leadership.

Halima attended a health workshop and also learns about health in the literacy class she attends at a  center. She says: "I have been married for several years, and I have made my children get married too. I realized that I was wrong, all this time. On the other hand, I am happy that I have gained useful awareness on health care. I hope to be able to guide my daughters and daughter-in-laws correctly. One of my problems was that when one of them referred their sickness to me, unknowingly, I had told them there is nothing to concern themselves about. I had never understood their problems, and I had believed that only I was right, but this workshop changed me in a positive way.”

In 2017, AIL provided health education lessons to 174,466 people through its targeted program of clinic lessons, and workshops but the number of people reached is higher as this does not include the other venues, such as schools, where health is taught.  In addition, AIL publishes articles about health in its magazine.  Health information is spread by those who learn it to family and friend. The boys in the photo are teaching their classmates about the benefits of drinking milk. Everyone takes this information home with them so more people learn about milk, calcium and strong bones. The children teach their mothers, fathers and siblings.

Thank you for your support. 

AIL is working towards:

SDG Goal 3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages.

SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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1155 Fast Track Education for Afghan Women and Girls 

AIL has 4 fixed site health clinics, as well as outreach health units at a Learning Center and at an orphanage and street children facility. AIL’s Herat health program also supports 14 Community Health Workers (CHWs) posts. The health program treated 231,554 patients in 2017 and gave health education lessons to 174,466 people.

We thought you would be interested to read Dr. Yacoobi’s thoughts on the effectiveness of the AIL health education program. She often visits the clinics to assess how things are going and to meet both staff and patients. After a recent visit she had this to say, “I see that people are much healthier and they are eating nutritious foods. They are taking care of their hygiene and that of their children. Even though they are poor and not able to afford meat, they have learned how to combine different legumes and vegetables to get all the vitamins and minerals and protein they need for a balanced diet. The result is they are living healthier lives.  The people have also learned about all aspects of reproductive health; how having fewer children is better and to space out births.  This leads to a better economic situation for the whole family with enough resources to go round and for all to lead a better life. Women learn about safe pregnancy and birth practices so the risks are reduced for mothers and babies.”

Thank you for your support for women in Afghanistan. 

AIL is working towards:

SDG Goal 3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages.

SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Twitter: @AIL_ngo
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States
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