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One Year Impact Report

A year ago, two clinics in Kabul, Afghanistan kept running because of you.

Impact For Girls & Women

Since receiving funding from Catapult, the two Kabul clinics provided care to over 5,000 people, 70% of those patients were female.

Estimated girls & women affected

3,500

Broader Impact

Out of the 5,000 people seen in the two clinics, 2,847 received health education and 256 women receive reproductive health care and contraception. Estimated community members affected

3,103

Two clinics in Kabul provide health treatment and education on preventative measures
We’ve made good use of the funding provided by the generous donors of Catapult. This project supported the two Kabul clinics run by AIL for the month of April. The clinics were able to provide much needed treatment for health problems and education on preventative measures and health topics.
 
The clinics treat the urban poor of two areas of Kabul. As the city has expanded in the past decade and seen a lot of construction, many of the poorer people have been left on the margins with few resources Clinics like ours provide critical help.
 
In the month of April, the Kabul clinics provided care to over 5,000 people, 70% being women. Of these, 2,749 were new female patients. 256 women received reproductive health care and 53 were given contraceptives. Over 2,000 vaccinations were given, and over 700 children were assessed for nutritional status with 53 treated for malnutrition. Health education was given to 2,847 patients, most of whom were women and children. Topics included: diseases, use of medicines, hygiene, vaccinations, breast feeding, and child spacing.
 
Up close
One patient’s story: ”I was very hopeless and fed up with life.My husband said there's a clinic in Shaikhan, go and visit them. After visiting they told me your children are affected by malnutrition. The doctor referred my children to the nutrition section. Every week they have been checked, after 3 months 2 of them were able to walk. Now I am so happy, I have a new born child who is normal and well nourished. I am thankful from the doctors. Now lots of people visit this clinic from our area.”
 
Risks and challenges
We’ve found that a lack of information takes a heavy toll on people’s health, and even a small amount of education makes great change possible. To overcome this challenge of misinformed patients, all clinic patients are not only treated but also have health education messages that go beyond their ailment or the health issue of the visit.
 
What we’ve learnt
We’ve found that it’s the females who are the change-makers in the family units. Once women know how to take of their health, they work to ensure that all other family members do the same.
 
Next steps
We’re continuing our work in the clinics to treat health problems and educate patients on preventative measures and health topics. Thank you for ensuring that AIL’s Kabul clinics continue to play their vital role in these communities.
 
Budget
We spent a total of $8,981 from Materials, Rent and utilities, Transportation and travel, and salaries.

Line Items

Projected budget

Amount spent so far

Materials

Rent and utilities 

Transportation and travel 

Salaries

$817

$616

$1,208

$6,340

Total $8,981

 

90 Day Report

One Month of Health Care and Health Education Made Possible

posted May 19, 2013 by Sakena Yacoobi

We are thrilled that our Catapult project was fully funded enabling an Afghan Institute of Learning clinic in Afghanistan to provide one month’s health care and education to many patients. Clinic operations are on-going and we will be able to provide more in depth details in our next report.

Afghan Institute of Learning’s health clinics provide a wide range of health care services including vaccinations, reproductive health, nutrition and accident treatment. Along with care, all patients receive health education on relevant topics such as disease, sanitation, nutrition, vaccinations, safe pregnancy and childbirth. Afghan Institute of Learning has found that the combination of health care and health education has been hugely effective in creating long term improvement in population health. Once people receive education, they are empowered to take care of their health. A few examples of how these clinics contribute to community development are: mothers who learn about safe childbirth are able to choose a maternity clinic and safely deliver, as parents learn about proper feeding and cooking for children rates of malnutrition decline, the treatment of illnesses and delivery of vaccinations breaks the cycle of disease that drags down families and communities. All of these are examples of how communities are able to become healthier, achieve more and prosper through the Afghan Institute of Learning's clinics.

Afghan Institute of Learning’s clinics play a vital role in these communities which are far from any other source of quality healthcare. Thank you for your contribution to keeping the clinics operational.

 

 

  • Education & training
  • Health
  • Maternal health

A visit to an Afghan Institute of Learning clinic costs $1.80 per patient.

Why we care: Afghan women and girls have a right to good health.

How we're solving this: Afghan Institute of Learning has provided health services and education to 3.6 million women and children through the clinics it supports.

The Afghan Institute of Learning, an Afghan women’s non-governmental organization, believes that Afghan women and girls have a right to good health. 

Since 1996, Afghan Institute of Learning has provided health services and education to 3.6 million women and children through the clinics it supports.

Every patient that comes to an Afghan Institute of Learning clinic receives health education on various health topics and also sees a doctor.  The clinics treat numerous ailments from colds to injuries and provide vaccinations and reproductive services.  Afghan Institute of Learning’s approach is to link healthcare and education programs creating a more pervasive care model, while delivering health services.
 
A visit to an Afghan Institute of Learning clinic costs $1.80 per patient. AIL is requesting support for one month of  health services and education for 5,000 patients in its Kabul clinics.
 
The Afghan Institute of Learning is an Afghan women’s non-governmental organization founded in 1995 by Dr. Sakena Yacoobi to help address the problem of poor access for Afghan women and children to education and health services, their subsequent inability to support their lives, and the impact of this lack of education and health on Afghan society.
 
Afghan Institute of Learning is an organization, run by Afghan women, that plays a major part in reconstructing education and health systems capable of reaching the women and children of Afghanistan--whether in refugee camps or in their homes in Afghanistan.  
 
Afghan Institute of Learning’s visionary programs have had a major impact on Afghanistan and its people.  Between 1996 and June 2012, over 10 million Afghans have been direct beneficiaries of AIL education, training and health services.  A number of Afghan Institute of Learning’s visionary programs have been replicated or adopted by the Afghan government and other NGOs.
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By providing health education as well as individualized health services, the Afghan Institute of Learning is helping Afghan women prevent illness. Afghan women are now healthier and are raising healthy children because they are educated.
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