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

Special Opportunity to increase the impact of your year end gift!

The two projects below receive 50% Match from Safer World Fund so your gift will be worth 50% more.

1073 Save Rural Afghan Women and Children with Healthcare

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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Exciting opportunity TODAY only. We are competing for a share of a $75,000 bonus fund! All donations get some matching funds.  The more we raise from you by midnight ET   the larger the share of the fund we will get. 

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There is MORE! THIS PROJECT and the education one below ALSO receive 50% Match from Safer World Fund so your gift will be worth 50% more and then a percent more than that from Bonus Day.

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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Dear Friends,

Exciting Opportunity!

We are competing today for a share of a $50,000 bonus fund. The more we raise from you by midnight ET the larger the share of the pot we will get.

There is MORE! This project and one other below ALSO receive 50% Match from Safer World Fund so your gift will be worth 50% more and then a percent more than that from Bonus Day.

Can you help?

1073 Save Rural Afghan Women and Children with Healthcare

1155 Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls

Newsflash: Dr. Yacoobi  is one of BBC 100 Women 2017!

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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Dear Friends,

AIL has 4 fixed health clinics and outreach health units at one Learning Center and at an orphanage and street children facility. AIL’s health program also supports Community Health Workers (CHWs) posts. So far in 2017, AIL has treated 109,574 people (70% women and children) and given health education to 84,920.

AIL was selected to use the MIRA program at its two Herat clinics which support 14 CHW health posts. MIRA was started in India and is a mobile phone based health monitoring system designed to help pregnant women and their medical caregivers to better evaluate pregnancy progress and dispense health information. At the start of this program AIL had to buy the necessary equipment and phones and translate the manuals into Farsi, as well as preparing registration forms and data collection procedures.

CHWs underwent training in the program in April. Some CHWs lacked the necessary literacy skills so AIL trained their daughters too so they could assist. The house numbering in the Afghan villages was not always easy, so AIL developed house ID systems to help with registering the family units. CHWs have now registered 2,695 families including 313 pregnant women and registered relevant child immunizations. All the data upon collection has to be transferred into computer files. CHWs are visiting the families each week collecting data. The program is due to run through end of January, 2018. The goal is to reduce the maternal/infant mortality rate. This is a crucial issue in the advancement of the empowerment of women in the country.

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.

Follow our CEO on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SakenaYacoobi

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Updates from programs!

Girls team wins Technovation Challenge with Education App!
Professor Sakena Yacoobi High School , Herat has won first place in the girls  Technovation Challenge competition creating mobile phone applications.
The 5 girl team beat 36 other teams from Afghanistan with their education app Amozgar, that teaches literacy. Sponsored by AIL, they worked on this project for 3 months creating an app with the alphabet with audio and words and sentences.  Their message, “With Amozgar we change homes into schools.”
The team and their app now move on to the semi- final round of judging with 100 teams from around the world. Six finalists will be picked from this round to compete for the final prize.

Radio Meraj wins more Top Awards in Media in Western Afghanistan!
The Afghanistan Institute for Research and Studies held a contest for 161 media outlets. Meraj was permitted to enter 3 categories and won all 3!  Meraj won best news package, best analysis and speakers, and best innovative programming. In addition, a photographer working with AIL won the best photography prize for one of his AIL photographs.
The competition attracted media outlets from all over the western zone including the well- known stations that have been operating for decades. Meraj’s success is remarkable in that it has been in operation for only two years yet won awards usually associated with stations of 5 plus years of experience. It won the most awards among all the existing media.
Radio Meraj is many years ahead of its strategic plan and has gained popular and professional credibility and success making it one of the top three Herat stations.   The station operates 20 hours a day reaching 9 out of the 15 districts of Herat.

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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
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Dearborn, Michigan United States
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