Provide Medical Care to Street Children in Kabul

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Provide Medical Care to Street Children in Kabul
Provide Medical Care to Street Children in Kabul
Provide Medical Care to Street Children in Kabul
Provide Medical Care to Street Children in Kabul
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Provide Medical Care to Street Children in Kabul
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Project Report | May 30, 2014
Aschiana Clinic continues to build success

By Davena Witcher | Executive Director

Dear Aschiana Clinic Supports,

 

Thank you for helping this very important project achieve success! In the last three months the clinic has really started to be accepted in the community and there has been an increase in the number of patients treated and educated in every category. Let me share a few details….

 

Now that school is back in session the number of patients being treated at the clinic each month has doubled to approximately 400. The need for childhood vaccinations as a method of disease prevention can not be overstated. This service is free at the Aschiana clinic and we are hopeful that through our educational classes more families will bring their children to partake in this life saving activity. The lab has opened and blood tests checking for infection are being run. An additional machine will be added in June that analyzes for electrolyte balance and will show how well organs such as the liver, kidneys and lungs are working. This will help tremendously with the early diagnosis of disease and guide proper treatment.

 

Staff changes were made in February that support cultural norms and encourage women to use the clinic. Two female physicians were hired with obstetric and family practice experience. They began visiting the surrounding neighborhoods and Inter-displacement (IDP) camps, introducing themselves and talking about the variety of services offered at the clinic. The need for basic health education was quickly identified and the communities asked that classes be taught in their homes. March was the first month this service was offered and 55 men and women attended the first classes. By the end of April word had started to spread and 400 attended classes during the month….we are looking forward to seeing the final numbers for May and are very excited that the educational programs are being so well received.

 

Thank you for believing in this project and continuing to provide monthly support. Your donations are improving the quality of life for hundreds of children each month.

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Organization Information

American Medical Overseas Relief

Location: Fresno, CA - USA
Website:
American Medical Overseas Relief
Davena Witcher
Project Leader:
Davena Witcher
Executive Director
Fresno , CA Afghanistan

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