Save Rural Afghan Women & Children With Healthcare

by Afghan Institute of Learning
May 24, 2012

Numerous Workshops Held With Great Results

As part of AIL’s ongoing goal of providing Health Care and Health Education to the Afghan people, they have conducted many workshops already this year.  Three Expectant Mother workshops have been held, and all of the pregnant women that attended these workshops will be followed and monitored throughout their pregnancy and for several months after the birth of their child.  The results of these workshops are promising.  From the final numbers in 2011, there was only one stillborn out of the 37 deliveries, and 1 complication - at a rate of 2.7% compared to the national average of 5.2% according to the Afghan government. There were no maternal deaths compared to the national rate of 1.4% (UNICEF).

AIL has also held two reproductive health workshops and sixty women attended.  These women were both housewives and professionals, including 18 teachers who will then be able to pass on the information that they learned.

Other topics that have been covered in the workshop settings this year have included influenza, health, hygiene, and tuberculosis.  We know that AIL has many more workshops planned for 2012 in addition to their continuous health education sessions held every day in their clinics.

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Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.afghaninstituteoflearning.org
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States
$87,372 raised of $98,000 goal
 
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