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2002 - Fact Finding Mission

  1. 1. HEALTHCARE IN AFGHANISTAN <ul><li>Conditions in IDP Camps (Jan. 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions in Herat (Mar. 2002) </li></ul>
  2. 2. Major Healthcare Issues <ul><li>Lack of Medicines and Medical Supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Medical Treatment Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Access to Present Treatment Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Trained Care Providers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Health in Afghanistan <ul><li>50,000 people vie for the services of each physician. </li></ul><ul><li>50 of the country’s 330 health districts have no basic health center. </li></ul><ul><li>45 years is the average life expectancy of women; it’s 50 years for men. </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 4 children die before age 5. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly half of the children have stunted growth because of nutritional deficiencies. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>72,000 people develop tuberculosis annually. </li></ul><ul><li>77% of the population has no access to safe water. </li></ul><ul><li>11% of the population is vaccinated against polio. </li></ul><ul><li>35% are vaccinated against measles. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: United Nations Development Program, World Health Organization </li></ul>
  5. 5. IDP Camps
  6. 6. Inhospitable Environment Drought Severe Winters
  7. 7. Lack of Decent Shelter
  8. 8. Poor Health Care Facilities
  9. 9. Unsanitary Care Conditions
  10. 10. Lack of Medicine
  11. 11. Unfilled Prescriptions
  12. 12. Infant and Child Mortality
  13. 15. Women’s Health and Family Planning
  14. 17. Donated Supplies
  15. 18. Herat City Hospital
  16. 19. Emergency Room Conditions
  17. 20. Adult Hospital Ward
  18. 21. Meningitis Outbreak
  19. 23. Available Medicine
  20. 24. Broken and Outdated Equipment
  21. 27. Maternity Hospital
  22. 28. Delivery Room
  23. 32. Children’s Ward
  24. 34. Medical Students
  25. 35. RECOMMENDATIONS <ul><li>IMMEDIATE </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Revive the Existing Emergency Health Service </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Essential Medicine and Equipment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Provider Training and Salaries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>SHORT TERM </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preventive Health Care </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile Maternal Child Health Clinics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mental Health Services </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 36. RECOMMENDATIONS <ul><li>Long Term </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expand Preventive and Public Health System </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expand Maternal Child Health Clinic System </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hospital Operation and Support </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Education </li></ul></ul></ul>

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