Thank you for your support which has enabled poor Afghans to attend a private hospital and receive quality care. So far in 2015, 8,531 patients have received quality medical advice and treatment and up to date diagnostic procedures including ultrasounds, x rays and laboratory analysis. There are operations each month as well as on site births, including by caesarian section and also circumcisions. Fees are charged with those who can afford it subsidizing the poor patients so they are not turned away. Patients often come great distances so they can get this high quality care.
We have decided to close this project as the hospital has been able to move to self- sufficiency. We are most grateful for your support which helped many poor Afghans receive vital medical care.
Today Only! Matching Funds Available! Last Bonus Day of the Year!
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Starting at 9am EDT on September 16th, Global Giving is providing 30% matching donations on our project!
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Any online donation up to $1,000 made today will go even further to help our work. You can donate any time between 9am and midnight EDT to have your donation partially matched by Global Giving but funds run out quickly!
The poor need help accessing quality private care. Many travel great distances to go to a private hospital such as the Yacoobi Private Hospital, Herat. Care of the poor is suppported in part by fees from well off patients and support from this project. The photo shows a mother who needed care for her young daughter.She was relieved to hear that fee support was available and that her financial situation would not prevent her child receiving care.
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I am honored to announce that this Thursday, August 6 I will be a guest on Beth Green’s radio program, the Inner Revolution. I invite you to listen live, from 6-7pm ET (3-4pm PT) as we discuss my programs in Afghanistan, including the health programs that this project supports. Thursday’s show is titled “The Other Side of Afghan Women: Dr. Sakena Yacoobi and See Courage in Action!” and the description is as follows:
Honored for her courage and vision, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi is human like us, yet has had to face daunting conditions, which continue to the present day. In 1990, Sakena returned from the US to establish education, health and training programs in the Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan. In 1995 she founded the Afghan Institute of Learning to continue her work. But when the Taliban took power, they devastated women’s rights, including access to education. Instead of crumbling, Sakena worked with communities to establish home schools. The resulting years have seen an astounding litany of accomplishments including the rebuilding of Afghan society. How has she done it? How did her organization found 80 secret schools under the Taliban at the risk of death? And what about today? Although no longer in control of the national government, the Taliban and repressive attitudes toward women still have a hold. What’s happening now? We often see the anguish of Afghan women. Tune in and see the courage.
I will share stories of the wonderful women and girls supported by the Afghan Institute of Learning; women and girls like the one who shared the story below with one of our health workers.
“Our house is pretty far from the city and getting there would take us a long time. Even if we wish to go to the hospital in the city, we cannot afford the cost. The governmental hospitals even costa us a lot, and they are so crowded, so you get very little attention. I was pregnant and a few months ago I was referred to a clinic for further care. I told the doctor that I couldn’t afford to pay very much, so they referred me to this clinic.
When I was in labor, we called the clinic since we knew they would help us and do their jobs properly. We went to the clinic, and I had a normal delivery with the help of the great doctors and services being offered to patients.
It has been a month since my delivery and I have been going back for regular check-ups. The doctors have helped me to learn how to care for myself after delivery and they have vaccinated my child as needed. I sincerely want to thank the clinic and AIL for providing such great services for the common people without any delay or excuse.”
You can click this link for more information about Thursday’s broadcast. I hope that you will make time to listen!
Dr. Sakena Yacoobi
The Professor Yacoobi Private Hospital provides a much needed resource for people in need of medical care. Many people travel some distance to use this facility because they have no quality medical option locally. Dr. Yacoobi founded this hospital as a private venture and it follows her philosophy of quality: in care, medicine and administration, and care being available to all regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital is a full service facility with an in house laboratory that performs needed analysis for patients especially as part of preparation for surgery. In the first 3 months of 2015, there were 2,383 patients at the hospital and 41 surgeries performed including caesarians and circumcisions.
Here is a story: One of the doctors said, “One day I took a short break after visiting patients in my visitng room. I saw a woman came right into the room along with her eight year old daughter who was in a state of shock. The girl had a serious problem and after doing first aid and helping her she recovered after a few minutes. When I asked her mother how long she had been having this problem she said for six months. She said that they took her to a Mullah who took a lot of money from them and a sheep for curing her, but still she didn’t get any better. I talked with the mother and explained that this is a psychological problem and you need to take her to a psychologist not to a Mullah and she accepted to do so. Then I referred her to the psychological advice section where she was under treatment for a while and after taking all her medicine, she became well and went home. After a few months she called the clinic and thanked us for saving her daughter’s life.
Thank you for your interest in Afghanistan and your support for our projects.
A Special Day – Today! Matching Funds Available!
Today we have a great opportunity which we would like your help with. There are matching funds available for ALL donations made to this project today. This is a guaranteed bonus!
Starting at 9am EDT on May 13th, GlobalGiving is matching donations on our project! Any online donation up to $1,000 made today will go even further to help our work. You can donate any time between 9am EDT and midnight to have your donation partially matched by GlobalGiving –guaranteed! Just click here and support our program on May 13th.
Your support will help us continue to provide quality health care to Afghan women and children in need.
The percentage of the match will be determined at midnight; the more given today the greater our bonus!
Please help by donating to our project today, May 13th. Thank you.
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