BDN is an Afghan non-governmental and developmental organization, since its establishment in 2001, engaged in improving access to quality health care and other community based developmental projects in Afghanistan. It has a history of successful implementation of health and other developmental projects funded by various donors for more than 13 years all around Afghanistan.
Its experience, expertise and understanding of the situation, with active role in policy and strategy formulation at country level, together with the trust built during the past 13 years within local communities, civil society organizations, government and donors, puts BDN in a position of strength, and currently it is the implementer of the BPHS and EPHS in six provinces of Afghanistan, namely Baghlan, Balkh, Herat, Jawzjan, Sarepul and Ghazni, respectively. In addition, it is implementer of the NSP in Ghazni, Zabul and Herat provinces.
All efforts of BDN’s are shaped by its mission “to assist communities in the achievement of their own developmental goals” and its vision “a world of enabled communities working towards a brighter future”. BDN puts emphasis on cost effective BPHS/EPHS interventions and capacity building within the Afghan community at national, organizational and community levels, thus helping Afghans to help themselves to contribute in the establishment of a standard health service and a peaceful and stable country.
According to the constitutions within BDN, there is a management team comprising of Program Health Manager, NSP Manager, Finance Manager, Logistic Manager and Admin/HR Manager, who are all responsible for the daily running of the Organization. BDN has more than 3,064 staff with nearly 45% female, out of which 69% are technical staff. BDN technical staff and consultants are highly qualified and experienced in the field of public health, national solidarity and community-based approach.
BDN has a very strong and well-established Health Management Information System (HMIS) and is an active member of national HMIS and human resources management task force. It has also been selected recently as a member of the Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) and it is working as the secretary of National Coordination Committee since 2004. Given its relevant expertise within the organization, BDN recently obtained membership of the decentralization taskforce of the MoPH. All these memberships have endowed BDN with a sufficient leverage to play a country wide active role in the policy making of all health related issue. As part of routine finance management procedure, BDN audits all its projects by reputable external firms of auditors.