Medical aid

World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as: a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Based on this definition of health, Afghana Foundation focuses on all the different aspects of human life important to health and well being.

It is said that health is the greatest wealth in the world. This wealth is greatly compromised by war and poverty. As poor nations are more likely to suffer from armed conflict, their already weak and poor health systems totally break down in a conflict. Deaths due to direct warfare are usually out-numbered by infectious diseases, malnutrition, and lack of medications, which follows the initial violence. Afghana Foundation takes such evidence very seriously in providing medical aid to areas affected by war.

According to WHO:

  • 10 million children die before the age of five, which can be avoided by simple and affordable interventions
  • More than half a million women die from preventable complications in pregnancy or childbirth
  • About 120 million people suffer from depression around the world
  • Mental disorders, hair loss and problems with vision are the most commonest cause of disability
  • Almost 20 million children are malnourished around the world
  • Three out of four patients with mental health do not receive any treatment in poor countries

The number and type of aid that we provide varies significantly. Some of the main projects that we support are as following:

  • Emergency medical relief clinic
  • Drug addiction clinic
  • Permanent/Mobile health clinic
  • Medical supplies dispensary
  • Obstetric, gynecological and ultrasound clinic
  • Cleft palate operation
  • Hematology clinic
  • Eye sight project
  • Disability rehabilitation clinic
  • Child development and nutrition clinic
  • Mental health clinic
  • Laboratory/hospital equipment
  • Dental clinic
  • Vaccination clinic
  • Traditional birth attendant training
  • Rehabilitation of medical infrastructure
  • Health education campaigns and events

£90 ($140) can restore a cataract patient’s eyesight