This project provides healthcare services to the doorstep through a mobile clinic to 2000 poor and vulnerable Mother and babies, living in the rural villages in Kunar province of Afghanistan."AHOWC" provides access to comprehensive, affordable quality medical care to women, children, the elderly and persons with disability. A mobile clinic equipped with diagnostic and therapeutic facilities with a team of doctors, nurses, a pharmacist and laboratory technician, take healthcare to these community
Mother and Babies have difficulty in accessing healthcare. Distances to medical facilities coupled with high costs often exclude a large number of them. Socio-cultural barriers (traditions, customs, patriarchal society) makes it difficult for mother and baby to avail healthcare when they need to. By providing healthcare to the doorstep of 2000 mothers and babies, we aim to save them from serious illness and death
By providing healthcare to doorstep, mother and baby are able to receive good quality, ethical, medical care at affordable cost. By using a mobile clinic with diagnostic facilities (laboratory & ECG), we are able to carry out basic tests that assists doctors in diagnosis, we are able to create awareness about prevention of illness. Persons needing further care are referred to hospital, enabling them to receive specialized care.
Every year 2000 mother and babies will be able to receive much needed healthcare close to their homes at affordable cost. Simple conditions in women such as anemia, reproductive health illness will be treated. 1200 babies will receive healthcare to grow into healthy adults.