The Women and children of Afghanistan deserve a
Help us create our Maternal and Children's Health Clinic in Kabul
Afghanistan is regarded as one of the worst places in the world to give birth. The majority of women in Afghanistan lack the proper medical services required for child birth.
The past three decades of war have taken a toll on the accessibility of health services for women and children. Maternal and infant mortality rates only stand to increase with the exit of foreign assistance this September.
Mahboba’s Promise has sought to rebuild the healthcare services that these vulnerable women and children desperately need to survive by establishing a Health Care Clinic in Kabul for those who are most in need.
As Australian troops are being withdrawn from Afghanistan, it leaves many women and children vulnerable to change as this complex road to peace is deployed. Mahboba’s Promise aims to work through this turmoil and create a safe haven and medical respite for the women and children who are unable to afford their basic healthcare needs. We deperately need your help to get our Maternal and Children Heralth Clinic established.
A Young Mother's Story
18-year-old Aatifa is newly married and 8-months pregnant. She lives in Afghanistan in Kabul and as her stomach grows and nurtures a child so do her nerves about giving birth.
Her concerns are not unjust.
Last year, Aatifa’s close friend Farah died in childbirth at age 17.
The only medical guidance Farah had was the guidance of her mother and grandmother.
This is the common approach to childbirth; there is no medical supplies or resources.
After the baby was delivered, Farah began to bleed profusely and her mother frantically began using rolled-up rags to stem the increasing blood flow.
The nearest hospital was a 13-hour journey on foot.
With no other transport alternative on the mountain where they lived, her family began to carry her down the steep slope atop a mattress, a desperate bid for her life in the middle of the night.
Her condition worsened and Farah died three hours into the journey.
Her final moments travelling down the mountain amidst a 10-hour journey makes her death seem inevitable.
It was not.
With the right medical supplies and resources, Farah’s death could have been preventable.
$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.
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