Health services in Afghanistan remain inaccessible for many of Afghans, living in poor and remote regions, including pregnant women, children and infants. The health service provision project will support the work of a comprehensive health facility in North Kabul to provide quality, affordable and self-sustainable health services to poor and neglected communities living there. It will ensure reproductive health, immunization and lab services, ultrasonography and free medicines for needy.
People who live in outlying places as Khawaja Bughra (North Kabul) face challenges receiving health care. Since there is no health facility in the area it becomes impossible for many families to take their sick kids to the doctor or to pay a big amount of money in order to give a birth in the private clinics. Insufficient resources, lack of infrastructure and trained health workers to provide a health care pose a significant health threat to the people living in the surrounding areas.
The project will provide health services to 20,000 families living in the area. 40 local female volunteers will be identified and trained as community health workers (CHWs) in North Kabul. CHW kits will be distributed and the CHWs will be supervised and monitored for the activities for community. Refresher courses will be organized for 40 trained CHWs. Your donation will facilitate availability of medical personnel and drugs to the children and women who die from lack of on time assistance.
Availability of affordable health services and basic medicines in Khawaja Bughra will increase. Thousands of children and women from the rural areas will have access to health services and health education. Furthermore, the project will provide the local population with a sense of responsibility for the improvement of their own community's health infrastructure. We will help the community take the lead and support provision of health services. This model can be replicable in other regions.