Our Doctors Need an X-Ray Machine

by Afghan Institute of Learning


Sakena Yacoobi’s mother delivered 16 babies, but only 5 lived. Under Sakena’s leadership, Herat now has its first gynecological and surgical hospital, but it needs an x-ray machine.
total raised
monthly donors
years active


Pregnant Afghan women and newborn infants still have no access to health care. Living in isolation with no hospitals to go to with maternity complications, every day mothers and babies die while giving birth at home without medical help. Afghanistan has the second highest death rate during pregnancy and childbirth. 26,000 women die every year from pregnancy complications. For every 1,000 Afghan babies born, 152 babies die. The solution to maternal and infant mortality is access to healthcare.


The Afghan Institute of Learning has completed construction of the country’s first teaching Gynecological/Surgical Hospital in Herat, Afghanistan. Scheduled to open in January 2010, the hospital urgently needs a digital x-ray machine.

Long-Term Impact

A digital x-ray machine will allow for proper diagnosis and medical consultations from around the world for 100,000 women and infants. With access to high quality healthcare, the rate of death among pregnant women and infants will be reduced.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Wonderful Video about AIL and Life in Afghanistan

Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.afghaninstituteoflearning.org
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Afghan Institute of Learning that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.