Every seventh child in Afghanistan doesn’t live long enough to celebrate his 5th birthday. This is documented in a UNICEF-report from 2015. Thus Afghanistan is number 15 in the world as to children mortality. One reason for this is the high amount of birth at home. Especially in rural areas women give birth under catastrophic circumstances from a hygienic perspective without skillful assistance and without vaccination protection. This leads not only to a high mortality risk for the babies but for the mothers, too. To improve this situation Cap Anamur has educated 130 midwifes over the last eight years, who take care of pregnant and young mothers in the rural and medically poor supported regions around the Heart province.
With our second education program, the nursery we improve the medical care in rural areas since 2011. To cover even more topics in future we have extended the training plans and the duration of the classes from two to three years. Besides the basic functions, which include sewing of wounds, placing of infusions, injection- and wound dressing techniques, we teach surgery assistance, reanimation and health information. Important items are the relevance of vaccination, hygienic, food as well as family planning, contraception and pregnant care. The training plans are aligned with the Ministry of Health Care and thus the examinations are officially and certified by the state.
Like the midwives the nurses return to their home villages after the training to provide a major contribution to health care in the communities. All cost for training, accommodation, teachers and learning materials are paid by Cap Anamur. Furthermore we provide continuing education for the local teachers to keep the training in an actual medical level.
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Support for a dialysis- center
In addition to the education program Cap Anamur supports a dialysis center in the hospital in Herat with financial means and technical equipment. Last year 147 patients could be treated and about 2100 dialysis were performed. The technically difficult and expensive dialysis in Afghanistan is offered only in hospitals in larger cities, if at all. Patients in rural areas, suffering from kidney problems, have almost no chance to this vital treatment.