BDN is implementing CHNE project in Farah province through Global fund in close coordination with MoPH/GIHS, the project has designed to enable the community by buildup the capacity through CHNE school to serve in their own community and reduce mortality and morbidity of the most vulnerable people (women and children).
The CHNE School commenced in March 2014. The project duration is 28 months including three months of preparation, 24 months of training and one month for closeout. This is a vital program in Farah where the shortage of female staff is serious. The project aims to train 36 students as professional nurse, using community health nursing education strategy, who will be employed after completion of training in the remote areas where the students already agreed and guaranteed by the community. The graduated nurses will work at least three years in such areas in order to fill out the shortage of female staff. BDN will offer high quality teaching by using update national CHNE standards endorsed by the MoPH. The program will be assessed by GIHS and AMNEAB during the project period.
The CHNE School is located in central of province, the lessons teaching by professional trainers whom trained in Kabul GIHS, furthermore some nearby health facilities are allocated for doing their practical works with collaboration of clinical preceptors. Meanwhile, for non-resident students BDN provides accommodation facility including, food and other training materials like books, library, kindergarten, skill and science lab facilities. The students will be trained for 24 months and will deploy based on shortage of female health workers in their own health facilities.