Health

Although the number of health facilities increased considerably over the past decade, still Afghans suffering from lake of accessing to adequate healthcare. The IADC with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) of Afghanistan and local partners supporting quality basic health care services accessible to Afghans, especially women and children. The IADC committed to work close with health sector to reducing Maternal, Under five and Child mortality, implementation of the Essential Package Hospital Service (EPHS), technical support to specialized departments, such as Burn and Plastic Surgery Center, Diagnostic Centers, provides medical equipment and supplies for the introduction of new technologies (laparoscopy, endoscopy, colonoscopy, ultrasound, CT-scan and mammography).

Activities:
• Since 2002 IADC supporting the public health system by implementing programs worth 23 MEUR in provinces of Herat, Kabul, Baghlan, Baghdis, Ghor and Wardak focusing on care centers, enhancing the Afghan health personnel knowledge and capabilities.

• IACD supports the Institute of Health Science of Kabul and Herat to expand their training capacity. Moreover, it supports training courses for doctors and specialized health personnel both in country and abroad.

• IADC has established the first Ambulance Service in Herat and trained the specialized staff that ensure 24-hour service responding to the dedicated emergency hotline.

• In 2016 started a new initiative to establish a pediatric cardiac surgery department at the Indira Gandhi Hospital aiming to reduce the health-exodus to seek specialized medical care and make in neighboring countries.

• IADC with partnering UNFPA, established new peripheral health centers, the Family Health Houses, and trained local female in midwifery to provide maternal and reproductive health services in remote and underserved areas.
• In collaboration with UNICEF and the Public Nutrition Department strengthen the community based nutrition services in Herat and Nimroz provinces to reduce child malnutrition in displaced population and poor hosting communities.