Health Projects in Balkh

Date: 9 Mar 2023

Delivery of BPHS under HER Project in Balkh Province:

 Bakhtar Development Network has been responsible for providing Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) for around 1,443,924 people of Balkh province since 2014. In January 2019, Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) granted a contract award to BDN under Sehatmandi project to deliver BPHS in Balkh province up to June 2021.Then UNDP/GF provided technical and financial support to BPHS under Sehatmandi project. The contract duration was one months, started on Oct 01, 2021 and it was completed on Oct 31, 2021.In addition, from Nov -2021 until Jan 2022 WHO has been provided support to BPHS Sehatmandi project for three months. The services are provided in 15 districts through five District Hospitals (DH), three Advanced Comprehensive Health Centers (CHC+), 12 Comprehensive Health Centers (CHC), 44 Basic Health Centers (BHC), 51 Preliminary Health Centers (PHC), one Prison Health Center (PHC) and 900 Health Posts (HP). Bakhtar Development Network as a community-based organization has 115 community-based health councils at health-center level and 900 councils at health-post level.


  • Community-Based Malaria Control Program through Global Fund New Funding Model: In 2016, BDN started community-based Malaria control program in Balkh province with the support of UNDP to further contribute to reduction in malaria-related mortality and morbidity. The program focuses on increasing public awareness about malaria, improving diagnosis of confirmed malaria cases in the community and in the health facilities with no laboratory facility, and effective treatment of malaria. The health posts and health centers with no laboratory facility are provided with Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) and required trainings to screen the suspect malaria cases and to treat confirmed cases. The main purpose of this program is implementation of malaria and delivery of malaria services by CHWs (Community health workers).
  • In addition, BDN has 24 months contract TSFP project, effective from first of January 2020 – 31 Dec 2021 with WFP in 49 health facilities. The project aim is to detect moderate acute malnutrition among children 6-59 months, lactating and pregnant women and distribute RUSF for children 6-59 months and super cereal flour for lactating and pregnant women. The total beneficiaries to cover in this program are (38917).

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