The Nurse Aide Project

by NATIONAL HEALTH FORUM, INC Vetted since 2014


This project will train young women to become Nurse Aides. Women who were a victim of circumstances and unable to complete their schooling and therefore not able to attend schools of nursing or midwifery will now have another chance to both improve their personal surroundings and also impact healthcare. This project aims to tackle issues of women empowerment, poverty alleviation, health education and the health workforce crisis in Pakistan. It provides opportunities

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Problem 1) There is a huge dearth of nurses in Pakistan. Nursing assistants are an important part of the health care workforce. At present in Pakistan there are NO training programs for nursing assistants. Problem 2) To become a Nurse or Midwife one has to have at least completed a high school education. There are hundreds and thousands of girls who were not able to complete high school because of various circumstances. These girls are bright and ambitious and wish to prosper.....


The Nurse Aide Project gives these young bright and ambitious women with a second chance. An opportunity to train as Nursing assistants. It provides them the skills to be able to get a job in health care and earn their own livelihood. This empowers them. Gives them economic independence and basic education in health and hygiene issues. It also adds an important and missing element to the health care work force in Pakistan.

Long-Term Impact

- Empowers women - which leads to better health and education for themselves, their families and their children - Alleviates poverty in these families. - Decreases unemployment. - Adds to health care workforce crisis which leads to a decrease in maternal mortality and under 5 deaths. - Aims to inspire the creation of more schools and training programs for Nursing assistants.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


National Health Forum webpage
Koohi Goth Hospital face book page
Koohi Goth Womens Hospital

Organization Information


Location: St. Louis, MO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www,
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Nabeel Zafar
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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