Supporting Women & Children
Mother and Child Health Clinic:
The clinic began service for 25,000 poor families in the Shahrak Khurasan area of Kabul in 2000 and was running operations up to 2002 without any donor support. 11 staff members working 10 hours a day visited 60-80 mothers and children daily without pay and provided lab tests and proper medication. Various vaccines were given to pregnant mothers and their young children. TB is widespread in this area and the population is underserved. HIV/AIDs awareness was given to 60-70 women on daily basis in health education classes held at the clinic.
Psychosocial Support and Counseling:
Individual, group counseling and psychosocial support is an important service that is provided. We focus on self-esteem and self-confidence, improving inter-personal and inter-group relations as well as stress, anger and grief management.