COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTRE (CHC)

Project COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CENTRE (CHC)
Objectives

Increase accessibility of Primary Health Care (PHC) for the population of District 3, Kandahar.

Project Partners Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health, WHO, UNICEF
Activities

• 24,802 patients received Out Patient Department (OPD) care • 18,294 children and women received vaccination shots • 224,112 children received oral vaccination • 1,198 children were treated for moderate and severe acute malnutrition • 87 Expanded Program On Immunization (EPI) mobile clinics were conducted

Locations District 3, Kandahar
Period January-December 2016 (13th year of operations)
Accomplishments

• 24,802 patients received Out Patient Department (OPD) care • 18,294 children and women received vaccination shots • 224,112 children received oral vaccination • 1,198 children were treated for moderate and severe acute malnutrition • 87 Expanded Program On Immunization (EPI) mobile clinics were conducted

 

Direct benefciaries: estimated 46,688

BACKGROUND

Afghanistan has been ravaged by war and unrest since the 1970s, which has caused its health system to be one of the least developed in the world. Health epidemics are a frequent concern, with over 12 million of the population estimated to be at risk to diseases such as measles, meningitis, malaria, TB, and Polio. MERCY Malaysia established the Comprehensive Health Center (CHC) in District 3, Kandahar in 2003 and has since then continued its operations. Today, The CHC is the only complementary health provider in District 3, serving a population of 68,000 with thousands more from nearby informal settlements.

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS/ ACTIVITIES

In 2016, 24,802 patients benetted from MERCY Malaysia’s health services. There was also an increase in delivery at health facility from 11% in 2015 to 16% in 2016. The vaccine coverage was also increased from 53% to 62% Other activities include the following:

TYPE OF ACTIVITY | NO OF PATIENTS

Ultrasounds | 461,  Emergency admission cases | 238,  Minor Surgery | 13,  Food distribution | 1,370

MERCY Malaysia also focused on the nutrition status of the children that visit the CHC, thus all children under 5 years old goes through a nutritional screening, and those with severe malnutrition were given the Ready to Use Food (RTUF) to improve their nutritional status