Before the war, the health situation in Afghanistan was among the worst in the world, primarily because the health infrastructure was grossly inadequate and mostly limited to urban centers. Protracted conflict since 1978 worsened the inequitable distribution of health manpower and services. The estimated infant mortality rate was 163 per 1000 live births (1993); the under-five mortality rate 257 for every 1000 live births (1994); the maternal mortality rate 1700 per 100,000 live births (1993); and life expectancy at birth was 43.7
The war and deteriorating economic, social, and physical conditions in both rural and most urban areas have impaired housing and environmental sanitation facilities in general and added sinister dimensions. By the end of 1996, it was estimated that 1.5 million men women and children were physically disabled by war injuries, including amputation, blindness and paralysis, as well as debilitating infectious diseases, such as poliomyelitis and leprosy. Birth complications causing disabilities such as cerebral palsy and mental retardation also increased.
To survive the most susceptible and vulnerable Afghans’ health in the country, SO constructed for the first time its hospital in the most far flung area of Jaghoori district of Ghazni province in 1993 and expanded its hospitals and health centers in needy parts of Afghanistan. This organization has provided health facilities for a number of 4,720,233 individual since its establishment where 106,423 individuals have been provide health services in 2015. Overall 4,826,656 individuals benefited from health services in 27 years. See detailed projects of 2015 in below:
7.1. Jaghori District Hospital:
SO Jaghoori District Hospital (JDH) is located in Jaghoori district of Ghazni province.SO has operated the JDH since 1993 receive patients from Jaghori and surrounding district of Ghazni ( Nahoor, Malistan, Ajristan, Qarabagh, Moqoor, center of Ghazni province and provinces of Urozgan, Zabul.
This hospital has inpatient and outpatient departments: an operating theatre, delivery room, X-ray room, emergency room, diagnostic laboratory, dressing room, ultrasound machine, vaccination, family planning and nurse training facilities. Additionally, it has a health education and outreach department and regularly conducts health related information sessions with patients.
Beneficiaries: 76,151 Individuals
Duration: 21 Years, Start Date 1993 and Is Ongoing
Location: Jaghoori District of Ghazani Province
7.2. Ali Beg Health Sub Center:
Ali Beg HSC is located in Ali Beg village 20 km far from Bamyan center which is surrounded by 10 villages located on the hillside of Shah Foladi Mountains in Bamyan center; from where people don’t have easy access to the health centers particularly in the winter due to lack of proper road and heavy snow fall. SO has run the centre since 14 September 2011 with financial support from Mother for Peace (MFP). The clinic is
operating on its outpatients (delivery health services, such as routine examinations, reproductive health care and family planning services) and has a check-up room, delivery room, dressing room and one free medical store.
Beneficiaries: 5,824 Individuals
Duration: Five Years Start Date 2011 and Is Ongoing
Location: Ali Beg, Bamyan Center
7.3. Kamati Basic Health Clinic:
Kamati BHC is located in Kamati village 35 km far from Bamyan center, where the nearest health center is operational. The village is in a mountainous area with harsh climate in the winter season. Since there is no regular transportation system and no good road to Bamyan center, having a function health center to address the basic health cares is a dire need of the Kamati community members. The clinic was established in 2010 by SO/HCS and the support and operation continued throughout 2015. The clinic operates on its outpatients (delivery health services, such as routine examinations, reproductive health care and family planning services to patients) and includes a checkup room, delivery room, dressing room and one free medical store.
Beneficiaries: 6,501 Individuals
Duration: Six Years Start Date 2010 and Is Ongoing
Location: Kamatti, Bamyan Center
7.4. Golistan Health Sub Center:
Golistan village is located in rural area of Bamyan center. It is about 30km far from the center of the Bamyan and has a population of 980 people. Golistan has the same status as Kamatie health center. Golistan HSC is running by Shuhada Organization with financial support of HCS. The clinic is operating on its outpatients (delivery health services, such as routine examinations, reproductive health care and family planning services to patients) and has a checkup room, delivery room, dressing room and one free medical store with one year’s worth of supplies.
Beneficiaries: 6,329 Individuals
Duration: Four Years, Start Date 2012 – Ongoing
Location: Golistan Village of Bamyan Center
7.5. Jaghashew Basic Health Clinic:
Jaghashew BHC is located in Jaghashew area of Nahoor district, Ghazni province. Jaghashew community is one of the remote spot of the Nahoor district, where the district is one the deprived and remote areas in Ghazni province. Nahoor is famous in having the longest and tough winter in the country.
Roads are blocked for almost six months in the winter season. People have no option if there is no health service in the area, particularly in emergency cases. SO operated the clinic with the financial support of Naiqala Association. The Clinic operates on its outpatients (delivery health services, such as routine examinations, reproductive health care and family planning services) and has a checkup room, delivery room, dressing room and one free medical store with duration of three years.
It started working in 2011 and handed over to the government in June 2015.
Beneficiaries: 8,425 Individuals
Duration: Five Years, Start Date 2011 – Ended in June, 2015)
Location: Nahor District of Ghazni province
Donor: Niaqala Association
7.6. Mesh Health Sub Center:
Mesh Health Sub center is located in Nili center of Daikundi province one of the neglected province of Afghanistan in the heart of the country, the province has no proper road and is locked completely in the winter, otherwise it takes one to travel overnight to reach Daikundi. SO has run this clinic since August 2015 with financial support of HCS. The clinic is operating on its outpatients (delivery health services, such as routine examinations, reproductive health care and family planning services) and has a check-up room, delivery room, dressing room.
Beneficiaries: 3193 individuals
Duration: One Year, Start Date 2015 – Ongoing
Location: Mesh, Nili Center of Daikundi Province