The health program has patient treatment at its core but equally important is preventive care and health education. This can be seen in the numbers from the month of January which include: 13,895 patient treatments, 1,564 reproductive patients, 851 contraceptive patients, 47 babies born in clinics, 5,489 vaccinations, 1,973 children assessed for malnutrition and 13,449 health education participants. The Community Health Worker posts in 14 locations visited 1,518 families, treating 257 cases of ARI and 422 cases of diarrhea, 2 home births, 28 pre or post-natal visits.
Patient treatments are equal to health education participant numbers and vaccinations are equal to half. AIL wants to break the cycle of ill health that plagues families by ensuring they are educated and kept up to date on the latest health concerns. AIL also has workshops on health and in March, a First Aid workshop was held over 30 days for 80 female students at the Yacoobi English Center. The Kabul area held 3 reproductive health workshops for 180 teachers. The teachers will relay what they learned to their female pupils spreading health education to more people.
AIL now has 12 health facilities: 6 full clinics, 3 reproductive health only and 3 outreach based at centers. We are pleased to report on the official opening in February of a new full clinic at Khoja Jam in the area of Kabul.
The Kabul Health Department had high praise for the quality of AIL’s health program and were delighted that AIL was able to help the local people who are in desperate need of medical help. In February, the clinic dealt with 1,433 patients, 313 children were assessed for nutrition, 10 were treated, 177 women received contraceptives and 54 had pre or post-natal care, 235 vaccinations were given and 2,304 attended health education. A great start!
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The 2021 Sakena Fund annual report is attached and we hope you find it interesting.Attachments: