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 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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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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1155 Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls

As the year draws to a close we reflect on what we have done and how this has changed lives for the better. 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 has treated 192,207  patients and given health education lessons to 145,251 people.

Stories are the best way for us to show how you help poor Afghans improve their lives and communities.  Having access to quality health education is vital to maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here is one of our favorite stories from the year. One health workshop attendee said, When I was a young girl, I was picking tree nuts by throwing stones. One stone hit my head and I began to bleed. I was afraid to tell my parents so I put some dust on my injury. Three days later when my mother was bathing me she noticed the injury and asked what it was. She took me to the doctor who dressed the wound and said if we had waited any longer I could have Tetanus. It is important we build friendly relations with our children so they can share their problems without fear. I am doing this with my children and telling my story so others can see how important it is to know about health.”

Thank you for your support for women in Afghanistan.  Please read the 2017 Newsletter from CHI featuring AIL.

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1155 Fast-Tracking 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.

Health education changes lives by giving people the information they need to be healthy. The reproductive health education saves lives of women and babies. AIL’s Expectant Mother Workshops gives vital knowledge in a 3 hour class so women are healthy in pregnancy and have safe deliveries. So far in 2017, 194 women (97 pregnant) have attended the workshops. There have been 45 recorded   births with no maternal/infant deaths and all deliveries taking place at a medical facility.

One participant said, “I learned a lot in the workshop and now I know what to do to be healthy and safe in delivery.”

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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