Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan

by French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children
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Greetings from the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC)!

Afghanistan has since long remained a fragile country with incessant clashes, hostilities and insurgencies. Coupled with the major issues of insecurity and instability, the people of Afghanistan are challenged by numerous other issues such as poverty, food insecurity, natural disasters, illiteracy and gender discrimination, to name a few. There are weak systems for social services such as housing, education and health. Afghanistan is a landlocked country, mostly with mountainous terrain; hence, access to basic health facilities is one of the biggest challenges, let alone quality healthcare. Families living in the far flung mountain areas find it very challenging to reach a basic health unit. Reaching hospitals in distant city areas is a privilege for most of the Afghanis living in high mountain valleys with no wherewithal to reach health facilities. Lack of awareness about health is yet another big challenge. That is why people consider a hospital as the last resort to cure serious illness. Poverty is a chronic issue facing a majority of the people in Afghanistan. Additionally, the population is growing due to repatriation of Afghan refugees from neighboring countries.

In such circumstances, the presence of French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) is a ray of hope. FMIC is a non-profit tertiary teaching hospital based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Since its establishment in 2006, FMIC has been providing quality in-patient, out-patient and diagnostic services to the Afghans initially with special focus on children and mothers and now serving adults as well. Cognizant of the local circumstances and impoverished condition of the many Afghans, FMIC has also established a Patient Welfare Program (PWP) to ensure its unique and international-standard services are available to mothers and children from all across Afghanistan, regardless of their ability to pay.

To date, millions of Afghan patients have benefited from FMIC’s high quality care. FMIC’s Patient Welfare Programme underwrites the cost of care for people who cannot afford to pay for all or part of their treatment. Given the situation of chronic poverty in Afghanistan, the demands on the Welfare Fund are overwhelming. From June 2019 to date, 10,664 patients were supported through patient welfare program and the total amount paid was US$ 0.5M. Since FMIC’s inception in 2006 to date; a total of 535,654 patients, from all over Afghanistan, have been supported with patient welfare funds of which 483,840 were outpatient (clinics, radiology and laboratory) whereas, 51,814 were inpatient. As a whole, FMIC’s Patient Welfare Program has spent US$ 38.1 million so far in providing the medical and surgical care to those in need.

The support of caring philanthropists is sought for this noble cause. Envision a child or mother suffering from life-threatening diseases in an impoverished and war-affected village. Imagine that just a few dollars from your pocket can save lives and improve the quality of life for so many. For example, $10 will pay for an initial visit to a doctor, $15 will pay for one-night stay of a patient in general ward, $65 will pay for one night stay of a patient in critical condition in ICU and $3000 will pay for an open heart surgery of a child born with heart defect in Afghanistan. We do appreciate your support and cooperation!

 Thank you for your support!

Please follow the link below to make your generous contribution.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-premature-babies-in-afghanistan-to-survive/

For stories about FMIC patients, please visit the following Link:

https://www.fmic.org.af/Giving/PatientStory/Pages/default.aspx

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Greetings from the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC)!

Since 2006, FMIC has served over 5 Million patients providing a wide array of services to the people of Afghanistan. Ranging from in-patient and out-patient services to complicated surgeries and high-tech diagnostic services; FMIC has made a difference in the lives of Afghans living in very uncertain and turbulent circumstances. The evolution of FMIC from a children’s hospital to an-all-inclusive healthcare facility in 13 years speaks volumes about its growth and impacts.  With the availability of 169 beds, modern facilities and above all, well-trained human resources, FMIC has emerged as a hospital of choice for people from all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. With all its unique services and impact on the lives of the community, FMIC has proven to be a success story of Afghanistan’s reconstruction process not only by offering high quality services but also by adopting an inclusive approach to service delivery through its projects and programs.   

As a non-profit institution, FMIC envisions to be a leading institute of excellence and innovation in healthcare, research and education, providing exemplary, safe, comprehensive, accessible, sustainable services to Afghanistan and surrounding regions, while positively impacting the lives of patients and all others whom it serves.  From the accessibility standpoint, FMIC’s Patient Welfare Program (PWP) is in place to ensure that its unique and high-quality services are available to patients from all across Afghanistan, regardless of their ability to pay. FMIC’s Patient Welfare Programme underwrites the cost of care for people who cannot afford to pay for all or part of their treatment. Since FMIC’s inception in 2006 till the end of June 2019; a total of 524,990 patients, from all over Afghanistan, have been treated with patient welfare funds of which 474,325 were outpatient (clinics, radiology and laboratory) whereas, 50,665 were inpatient. As a whole, FMIC’s Patient Welfare Program has spent US$ 37.4 million so far in providing the medical and surgical care to those in need.

Given the situation of chronic poverty in Afghanistan, the demands of the Welfare Funds are overwhelming. Annually, the programme serves patients from all the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. Funds for the Patient Welfare are contributed by FMIC partners, i.e. Governments of Afghanistan and France, AKDN and, La Chaîne de l’Espoir. From the GlobalGiving platform, we have received a contribution of USD 8,000, which has been helpful in providing subsidized treatment of high quality to patients with a humble background, mainly children from different parts of Afghanistan. Despite all those contributions, there are still funding gaps given the growing demand from our beneficiaries travelling all the way from different corners of Afghanistan to FMIC as a last resort.

We are grateful to our generous donors who send their contribution through GlobalGiving, yet our needs are rising. To fulfil our needs for 2019 and bridge the funding gaps, the support of caring philanthropists is sought. Let us join hands for this noble cause of saving lives. Envision a child or mother suffering from a life-threatening disease in an impoverished and war-affected village. Imagine that just a few dollars from your pocket can save lives and improve the quality of life for so many. For example, $10 will pay for an initial visit to a doctor, $15 will pay for one-night stay of a patient in general ward, $65 will pay for one night stay of a patient in critical condition in ICU and $3000 will pay for an open heart surgery of a child born with heart defect in Afghanistan.  Therefore, let us join forces together to save lives and change the fate of individuals/families in one of the most fragile states on the globe. Remember, you are not giving to us rather you are giving through us!

 

Thank you for your support!

Please follow the link below to make your generous contribution.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-premature-babies-in-afghanistan-to-survive/

For stories about FMIC patients, please visit the following Link:

https://www.fmic.org.af/Giving/PatientStory/Pages/default.aspx

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Greetings from the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC)!

Since 2006, FMIC has served 5.63 Million patients providing a wide array of services to the people of Afghanistan. Ranging from in-patient and out-patient services to complicated surgeries and high-tech diagnostic services; FMIC has made a difference in the lives of Afghans living in very uncertain and turbulent circumstances. The evolution of FMIC from a children’s hospital to an-all-inclusive healthcare facility in 13 years speaks volumes about its impacts.  With the availability of 169 beds, modern facilities and above all, well-trained human resources, FMIC has emerged as a hospital of choice for people from all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. With all its unique services and impact on the lives of the community, FMIC has proven to be a success story of Afghanistan’s reconstruction process not only by offering high quality services but also by adopting an inclusive approach to service delivery through its projects and programs.   

As a non-profit institution, FMIC envisions to be a high-quality tertiary healthcare facility equally accessible for all in Afghanistan. In this respect, FMIC’s Patient Welfare Program (PWP) is in place to ensure its unique and high-quality services are available to patients from all across Afghanistan, regardless of their ability to pay. FMIC’s Patient Welfare Programme underwrites the cost of care for people who cannot afford to pay for all or part of their treatment. Given the situation of chronic poverty in Afghanistan, the demands of the Welfare Fund are overwhelming. Since FMIC’s inception in 2006 till the end of April 2019; a total of 518,188 patients, from all over Afghanistan, have been treated with patient welfare funds of which 468,187 were outpatient (clinics, radiology, and laboratory) whereas, 50,001 were inpatient. As a whole, FMIC’s Patient Welfare Program has spent US$ 37.1 million so far in providing the medical and surgical care to those in need.

Annually, the programme serves patients from all the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. Funds for the Patient Welfare are contributed by FMIC partners, i.e. Governments of Afghanistan and France, AKDN and, La Chaîne de l’Espoir. From the GlobalGiving platform, we have received a contribution of USD 8,000, which has been helped provide subsidized treatment of high quality to 75 patients, mainly children from different parts of Afghanistan. Despite all those contributions, there are still funding gaps given the growing demand from our beneficiaries travelling all the way from different corners of Afghanistan to FMIC as a last resort.

In the year 2019, over 50,000 patients are projected to need financial support for their care at FMIC. We are grateful to our generous donors who send their contribution through GlobalGiving, yet our needs are rising. To fulfil our needs for 2019 and bridge the funding gaps, the support of caring philanthropists is sought. Let us join hands for this noble cause of saving lives.

Envision a child or mother suffering from a life-threatening disease in an impoverished and war-affected village. Imagine that just a few dollars from your pocket can save lives and improve the quality of life for so many. For example, $10 will pay for an initial visit to a doctor, $15 will pay for one-night stay of a patient in general ward, $65 will pay for one night stay of a patient in critical condition in ICU and $3000 will pay for an open heart surgery of a child born with heart defect in Afghanistan.  Therefore, let us join forces together to save lives and change the fate of individuals/families in one of the most fragile states on the globe.

Thank you for your support!

Please follow the link below to make your generous contribution.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-premature-babies-in-afghanistan-to-survive/

For stories about FMIC patients, please visit the following Link:

https://www.fmic.org.af/Giving/PatientStory/Pages/default.aspx

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Greetings from the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC)!

Afghanistan has since long remained a fragile country with incessant clashes, wars and insurgencies. Coupled with the major issues of insecurity and instability, the people of Afghanistan are challenged by numerous other issues such as poverty, food insecurity, natural disasters, illiteracy and gender discrimination, to name a few. Additionally, the population is growing due to repatriation of Afghan refugees from neighboring countries such as Pakistan and Iran. There are very poor systems for social services such as housing, education and health.

Accessing basic health facilities in Afghanistan is one of the biggest challenges, let alone quality healthcare. Families living in the far flung mountain areas find it very challenging to reach a basic health unit. Reaching hospitals in distant city areas is a privilege for most of the Afghans living in high mountain valleys with no wherewithal to afford even the travelling cost. Faced with such challenges, required medical care is usually not the highest priority for families. Often they delay seeking necessary treatment until their conditions are dire and complex.

In such circumstances, the presence of the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) is no less than a miracle. FMIC is a non-profit tertiary hospital based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Since its establishment in 2006, FMIC has been providing quality health care and referral services to the Afghan people with special focus on children and mothers. Its services include: inpatient medical and surgical services, clinical consultations, diagnostic services, eHealth (tele-consultations and eLearning), and 24/7 pharmacy services. Hundreds of thousands of families have benefited from FMIC’s high quality care. Besides that, FMIC’s Post-Graduate Medical Education Program (PGME) has been instrumental in imparting advanced training to Afghan physicians, with the goal to develop long-term local capacity.

Cognizant of the local circumstances and impoverished conditions of the many Afghans, FMIC has also established a Patient Welfare Program (PWP) to ensure its unique and international-standard services are available to patients from all across Afghanistan, regardless of their ability to pay. FMIC’s Patient Welfare Programme underwrites the cost of care for people who cannot afford to pay for all or part of their treatment. Given the situation of chronic poverty in Afghanistan, the demands on the Welfare Fund are overwhelming. Since FMIC’s inception in 2006 till the end of December 2018; a total of 504,518 patients, from all over Afghanistan, have been treated with patient welfare funds of which 455,993 were outpatient (clinics, radiology and laboratory) whereas, 48,525 were inpatient. As a whole, FMIC’s Patient Welfare Program has spent US$ 36.2 million so far in providing the medical and surgical care to those in need.

In 2018 alone, 45,840 patients received support from FMIC’s Patient Welfare Programme in amount of US$ 3.3 million. Annually, the programme serves patients from all the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. Funds for the Patient Welfare are contributed by FMIC partners i.e. Governments of Afghanistan and France, AKDN and, La Chaîne de l’Espoir. From the GlobalGiving platform, we have received a contribution of USD 6430 which has been helpful in providing subsidized treatment of high quality to 60 patients mainly children from different parts of Afghanistan. Despite all those contributions, there are still funding gaps given the growing demand from our beneficiaries travelling all the way from all corners to FMIC as a last resort.

In the year 2019, over 50,000 patients are projected to need financial support for their care at FMIC. We are grateful to our generous donors who send their contribution through GlobalGiving, yet our needs are rising. To fulfil our needs for 2019 and bridge the funding gaps, the support of caring philanthropists is sought. Let us join hands for this noble cause of saving lives. Envision a child or mother suffering from life-threatening disease in an impoverished and war-affected village. Imagine that just a few dollars from your pocket can save lives and improve the quality of life for so many. For example, $10 will pay for an initial visit to a doctor, $15 will pay for one-night stay of a patient in general ward, $65 will pay for one night stay of a patient in critical condition in ICU and $3000 will pay for an open heart surgery of a child born with heart defect in Afghanistan. Therefore, let us join forces together to save lives and change the fate of individuals/families in one of the most fragile states on the globe.

Thank you for your support!

Please follow the link below to make your generous contribution.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-premature-babies-in-afghanistan-to-survive/

For stories about FMIC patients, please visit the following Link:

https://www.fmic.org.af/Giving/PatientStory/Pages/default.aspx

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Warm greetings from the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC)!

The healthcare system in Afghanistan faces many challenges in providing safe and quality healthcare to its people due to an unstable political system and poor economy. For a nation where children still continue to battle diseases like diarrhoea and polio and where women lose their lives during pregnancy and childbirth, FMIC is a beacon of hope and sanguinity. It is a place where they can receive high quality medical care at par with international standards irrespective of their ability to pay for the services.

Led by our core mission of making quality healthcare services accessible to the Afghans we are fully committed to ensure accessibility of our services to all Afghans irrespective of their race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and financial status through FMIC’s patient welfare programme. Various public and private entities, and individual donors contribute to the Patient Welfare Programme, including the Government of Afghanistan, the Government of France, the Aga Khan Development Network La Chaine de L’Espoir, and Roshan Telecommunication. 

Through this report we share with you some statistics on Patient Welfare Programme and the difference it makes in lives of people of Afghanistan.

Since inception in 2006 till November 2018, 501,178 patients, from all over Afghanistan, have been treated with patient welfare funds of which 452,937 were outpatient (clinics, radiology and laboratory) while, 48,241 were inpatient. Over all, US$ 36 million has been spent.

In 2018 (Jan-Nov) alone, 42,500 patients received support from FMIC’s Patient Welfare Programme in amount of US$ 3 million. Annually, the programme serves patients from every one of Afghanistan’s 34 Provinces.

Our work to make healthcare accessible and preserve life is an honour, and the deepest of our responsibilities. Weare grateful for your contribution and look forward to your continuous support and generosity in providing the very best care and to helping people of Afghanistan live the healthiest lives possible. 

One hundred percent of your donation goesto support a patient at FMIC. Your gift can truly change the course of a child or a mother’s life

  • US$2,000 will give the gift of life to a child in need of congenital heart surgery.
  • US$ 1,000 can support the surgery of a child afflicted with a critical disease.
  • US$ 500 can provide a physician’s care and nursing for a medical patient each month.
  • US$ 250 can make a difference to a mother who cannot afford the cost of medical services through her pregnancy.
  • US$ 100 will enable two patients to undergo a CAT scan allowing us to diagnose their condition and propose a course of treatment for their early recovery. 

How to Donate:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-premature-babies-in-afghanistan-to-survive/

Note: The monthly recurring donation should be active for at least 4 months (including the first month) to be considered for the 100% match by GlobalGiving. Recurring instalments up to $200 are considered for matching.

How Can You Help?

If you already donating for, you can please forward this message to your circle of friends, colleagues, etc.
We thank you for all your support so far, and looking forward for your continued engagement.

For more information, please write to us at: giving@fmic.org.af

Or call us at:  +93 (0) 791070000

Best Regards,

Dr. Nayamt Shah

CEO, FMIC

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