Area of Implementation
Danesh-Abad Village Yaftal District, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan
This program provides training for school-leaving female graduates over a period of 6 weeks. The topics for training include personal hygiene, human body systems, pre and post-natal maternity Healthcare, disease control and first aid training. Mahbobas Promise has recently facilitated the construction of a medical health care facility where patients can visit & the training can be undertaken. Funding is required to fit out the clinic, as well as for equipment & supplies. Once the clinic is operational the training can commence.
Badakhshan is considered one of the worst places in the world to give birth. The isolated region means there is limited access to modern health care facilities and as such only 2% of women in the province give birth in a hospital. The high maternal mortality rate in the province is considered to be largely preventable, with the majority of deaths occurring from easily resolved complications. Mahboba’s Promise seeks to build stronger community awareness of safe birthing and maternity practices while also offering pregnant women the opportunity to give birth in the presence of trained birth attendants.
• The participants are able to educate the community on the importance of general healthcare resulting in increased awareness among the community about the need for women to seek out maternal healthcare
• Evidence of both a reduction in mortality rates in the area linked to unsafe maternity practices and an increase in the number of women using maternal healthcare services
• Women who can work as traditional birth attendants and community health workers
• The populations of Daneshabad, Bikhahbala, Bikhahpeen, Gharche, Tookshal, Baddare, Dasht Baddare, Sarjangal, Kasetarash, Kandilan, Sepindare, Urazi, Dasht Gareche, Arvishah, Golestanak and Noabad can access the services of the women