Since the international troops have been withdrawn more and more from Afghanistan, the medial attention has started to wear out. For the people on sight, who are being left alone with the Taliban, this is a fatal development. For an end of violence is not foreseeable and the attacks and battles claim civilian victims again and again. This is part of the everyday life of those people and an improvement of the situation is not in sight. Due to that, Cap Anamur is going to stay active in providing better medical treatment for the people in Afghanistan.
Our long-term employee Faisal Haidar, who is a German-Afghan, has been on sight for the projects until the end of the year. Besides our training program for midwives and nurses and the repair of a hospital in Imam Seshnor, he supervised an extended training for 38 employees from different jobs in health care for the first time. These women and men work in small, mainly governmental health stations in villages, which don’t receive adequate medical treatment and are situated in a rural area. During the two-week-long training in Herat, The Health-Post employees were able to bring their knowledge levels right upp to date. Those trainings take place in regular intervals, in order to support the employees, who work very independently for the most part. Now Cap Anamur has provided the transport, catering and the training.
Meanwhile, the number of patients with pneumonia and respiratory infections from nearby settlements has increased drastically in the colder winter months in our hospital in Imam Sheshnor. Thus, during this time, the demand for medication is higher than per usual. But thanks to our support, the additional patients are able to get a good treatment.
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Our training program for midwives and nurses in Herat is already in year six. Since June of 2009 young women from rural areas are being educated in obstetrics and nursing. All participants have undertaken to return to their undersupplied home villages after the two-year training, to work as midwives or rather Community Health Nurses. This project is a huge success and a good example for sustainable help: As especially in the rural areas with an exceptional high rate of maternal and infant mortality, these women make a valuable contribution for years to come.