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1073 Save Rural Afghan Women and Children with Healthcare
1155 Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls
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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.
People are very aware of the lack of good health facilities and the impact this has on lives. Fatama, a student at the Baran Medical Institute had this to say: "One of my dreams is that in the future all the Afghan women have access to health services. When I go to the distant rural areas and observe the lives of people, I see how destitute our people are. There are no medical services available, and they suffer from severe illnesses. Therefore, with the help of my classmates we voluntarily formed a team and went to the far distant areas where poor people were living. We trained the people of the areas on some issues about health and some first-aid activities for them to be sufficient in emergency aid. To continue our goals, we are more motivated to expand our work and also we have considered to expand our team too."
In one month, AIL Clinics have treated 16,310 patients and provided health education to 12,054 people. Some of the most popular health education topics this month included, breast feeding, family planning, vaccinations and nutrition. This month 5,001 patients were vaccinated, 1,282 attended for reproductive health services and 1,384 children were assessed for nutritional status. There were 26 healthy babies delivered at clinics in the month. AIL health educators stress the greater safety of clinic birth and how it helps prevent maternal and child deaths which results in increasing clinic/hospital birth rates. Community Health workers at 14 posts in Herat made 3,061 family visits and treated 579 cases of ARI and 186 cases of diarrhea.
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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