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Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan

by French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan
Healthcare Access to the Poor in Afghanistan

Summary

Make healthcare accessible to disadvantaged and poor Afghans who cannot pay for the care they need in a war-ridden country with under-resourced healthcare system. FMIC believes that cost should not stand between families and the medical care they need. The Patient Welfare Programme at FMIC helps treat patients who do not have the means with no or minimal cost through patient welfare funds. With the growing demand every year, the hospital needs support to continue this life-saving effort.

$50,000
total goal
$41,867
remaining
73
donors
5
monthly donors
10
months

Challenge

Approximately 70% of Afghans live under poverty and their average income is less than US$ 200 a month. There is no social health insurance in Afghanistan and 76% of the health expenses are paid by families out-of-pocket. An estimated 6 million people have no access, or insufficient access to health care due to unavailability of public health services or unaffordability of costly private health services.

Solution

FMIC's Patient Welfare Programme covers part of the cost or the full cost of the treatment of its patients in need who make less than US$ 200 a month. This programme enables people with no or less financial resources to avail high quality in-patient and out-patient medical and surgical care in specialties such as cardiac, neurology, maternal and newborn care, orthopedics, intensive care, eye surgeries, adult/paediatric medicine, ENT, and others from across Afghanistan.

Long-Term Impact

Since its inception in 2006, FMIC has invested over US$ 30.9 million in the program for the care of 450,000 patients from all 34 provinces of Afghanistan primarily through funding from its partners i.e. Govt. of France, Govt. of Afghanistan, Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and La Chaine de l'Espoir (CDE). FMIC is committed to ensure accessible healthcare and that patients are cared for with respect and dignity; meet healthcare needs and expectations; and improve health outcomes for Afghans.

Resources

https:/​/​www.fmic.org.af/​Pages/​Home.aspx
Link to FMIC website - Patient Welfare Programme
FMIC Website - Home Page

Organization Information

French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children

Location: Kabul - Afghanistan
Website:
Twitter: @FMICKabul
Project Leader:
Sultan Ahmed
Kabul, Afghanistan

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