Baghlan Province

Date: 10 Nov 2019

  • System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT II)-Baghlan:

BDN has been implementing Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) in Baghlan province since 2004 under different contracts with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH). From July 2015 till end of June 2018, the System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition (SEHAT) project to deliver the BPHS was concluded. The BPHS provided services through 63 Health Facilities (HF) including two District Hospitals (DH), one Comprehensive Health Center Plus (CHC+), 16 Comprehensive Health Centers (CHC), 20 Basic Health Centers (BHC), 23 Health Sub Centers (HSC), and one Prison Health Center (PHC). The Community-Based Health Care (CBHC) is provided through 730 Health Posts (HP) comprising 1,460 Community Health Workers (CHW), nearly half of whom were women. The first six months of Sehatmandi Project with the same scope of SEHAT-ii also were also implemented from July –December 2018.

  • Community Midwifery Education and Community Health Nursing Education (CME/CHNE):BDN also implemented one batch of CME and CHNE programs in Baghlan province under its SEHAT project. The education programs enrolled and trained 24 community midwives and 24 community health nurses by using CME/CHNE strategies. They were also employed after completion of training in the remote areas where the students were selected from and agreed to serve. Nursing Education Accreditation Board (AMNEAB) assessed the programs on during 24 months education program
  • Government Health Assistance Program :In order to address high levels of poverty that has resulted in increased prevalence of malnutrition and other diseases in mothers and children, the Cabinet of the National Unity Government of Afghanistan has decided, in accordance with the Decree No. 13 dated 2 November, 2012, to support the poor women through “Government Health Assistance to Disadvantaged Women” throughout the country. The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan financed the program and direct users of this program were about two million women across the country including 73,800 women in Baghlan province.The program aims was to cause more women to come to health centers, which will increase vaccine coverage and reduce maternal and child mortality through pre-natal and post-natal visits, as well as other health goals. The network of BPHS HFs implemented the Program and the assistance were provided to all women when attending the BHCs, CHCs and DHs for receiving health services.
  • Community-Led Total Sanitation Program (CLTS)

In 2018, BDN started the CLTS project in Nahreen district of Baghlan province to mobilize communities to completely eliminate open defecation (OD). The project was found through USAID/IHSAN and implemented in partnership with FHI360. A total of 19,872 households in 73 villages across the district were facilitated to conduct their own appraisal and analysis of open defecation (OD) and take action to become Open Defecation Free (ODF). The CLTS focused on the behavioral change to ensure real and sustainable improvements. The CLTS triggered the community’s desire for collective change, propels people into action and encourages innovation, mutual support, and appropriate local solutions, thus leading to greater ownership and sustainability. in May 2019, a total of 198 communities were ODF certified in Nahreen District of Baghlan province and the project achieved its expected target.


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