HELPING HAND HEALTH PROJECT
Make a difference
Did you know that Afghanistan has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world? The Country has only 3.2 nurses per 10,000 people and nearly 640 women die per 100,000 live births. The Mahboba’s Promise Helping Hand Health Project is our latest venture focusing on reducing maternal and infant mortality rates amongst women and children in northern districts of Kabul and surrounding areas with a particular focus on widows, orphans and woman and children who are otherwise financially and socially disadvantaged.
The project will focus on sending much-needed medical supplies we take for granted in Australian into some of the most impoverished areas of Afghanistan. We will be setting up an interim medical clinic in the Khair Khana District in Kabul with the aim of building a new purpose-built clinic in the future.
In addition to providing medical supplies, we will also be training unskilled women in these areas to become skilled birth attendants and provide much-needed health services into their communities.
Help to reduce the infant mortality
Provide a helping hand for health
We have already received some generous donations that has been stored at a warehouse facility in Sydney awaiting shipment via a container to Afghanistan in 2021. These donations include:
- 200 Safe Birth kits from KIT International
- 13 ECG Machines from Ramsay Health and Berrima Rotary
- 40 boxes of medical supplies, ventilators, obstetric beds, hospital beds and clinic furniture from MedEarth
Ways you can help support the Project
- Organizational help to support medical programs in Afghanistan focusing on women and children’s health
Add to the generous donations with much needed medical supplies or equipment to include in the shipping container that will be sent in 2021 from Australia to Afghanistan. The support can be via direct funding or the provision of in kind goods and services
- Train a female medical attendant
Donate $100 to train young women to become qualified midwives and community workers.
- Funds to build a new medical facility in Kabul
The long term goal of the project is to build a purpose built medical facility called “Mother Mahboba Clinic” focusing on women and children’s health in the Kabul locality.
$50 CAN PROVIDE HELP TO SUPPORT THE MEDICAL PROGRAM
$100 CAN HELP TO TRAIN A FEMALE MEDICAL ATTENDANT
$200 CAN HELP TO FUND A NEW MEDICAL FACILITY
Provide a much needed donation to help with medical supplies, training and equipment. You can choose to do a one-off donation, or make a bigger impact with smaller monthly contributions. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on +61 2 9887 1665 for your donations or for getting more details.
Helping Hand Health
Mahboba’s Promise Inc
Bank: Commonwealth Bank
BSB: 062 320
Account Number: 1017 6256
SWIFT Code: CTBAAU2S (for overseas donors)
Use the reference “Helping Hand Health” and your name.
Call our office on +61 2 9887 1665 between the hours of 9AM-5PM Monday to Friday.
Send a cheque, money order or cash to:
PO Box 6234
North Ryde NSW 2113