Afghanistan · 29 March 2022 · 3 min
A group of farmers supported by the SDC programme.
AKDN / Sayed Habib Bidel
German Federal Foreign Office
With support from the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO), AKF is working to improve access to life-saving health, nutrition and psychological services for more than 360,000 people across six provinces in the north and central parts of Afghanistan (Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Samangan, Bamyan and Daikundi). This programme will also provide support to the French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC) in Kabul.
The programme will have an emphasis on reducing maternal, new-born and child mortality, reducing the spread of infectious disease including COVID-19, and improving child health and nutrition.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, via PATRIP Foundation
Afghanistan’s health system has fallen under immense strain in recent months. In response, AKF will provide mobile emergency health and nutrition services at the community level in Badakhshan, Takhar and Baghlan provinces, with the objective of improving access to vulnerable populations in these hard-to-reach locations.
This grant will support six mobile community health teams to reach nearly 50,000 vulnerable people, including pregnant women and new mothers, children, internally displaced persons, people with disabilities, prisoners and nomadic communities.