In 2009, AIL provided health services to 191,251 women and children through its five health clinics in Herat and Kabul provinces and through Community Health Worker outposts. In conjunction with health care service, 171,341 women received health education. AIL provides education at every opportunity as this is the way to help people improve their health and welfare. A midwife of an AIL clinic said: Jamila and Saeda are friends. Jamila came from the first day to the clinic for her pre-pregnancy education, but Saeda didn't come to learn and to solve her pregnancy problems. Saeda said that her mother in law said that she had given birth to 12 children and she didn't go even once to the clinic. Saeda was very nervous about her pregnancy. Jamila persuaded Saeda’s mother in law to let Saeda come to the clinic and that they would help her. She accepted the advice and they both came to the clinic and learned about pregnancy and how to solve any problems. Saeda gave birth to a healthy child and did the post natal care. She was so pleased and Saeda 's mother in law was also pleased and promised that if there is any pregnancy problem she will bring her Saeda to the clinic. Both thanked all the clinic staff. Other AIL Accomplishments in 2009 included: • AIL trained over 1,800 Afghan teachers in pedagogy subjects, leadership, human rights, and school health. These teachers went to their classes and directly impacted over 500,000 students teaching these important subjects. • Nearly 23,000 students (primarily women and children) attended classes at AIL educational learning centers. • In January 2010, AIL expanded humanitarian aid efforts with the harsh winter and reached out to 22 families in need. AIL staff delivered to each family quantities of rice, cooking oil and tea. Most heads of the family were widows with children from Herat, and were recommended by community members. • In February 2010, flooding in the Enjil district of Herat destroyed many family homes, and AIL responded with a concerted effort of initial food aid. Reminder: On March 16, 2010, GlobalGiving will be matching all donations made to any project on www.globalgiving.org by 30% (up to $1,000 per person)! If you could like to donate again to our project, your donation will go further on March 16th!!!
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