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Improvement of Maternal and Child’s Health

In Afghanistan, one of major problems is the high mortality rate among children under 5 years old. The mortality rate ranks 186th among 187 countries: second worst in the world. In the biggest hospital in Parwan province, children’s health is not sufficiently protected because there are neither enough medical equipment for children nor training for children’s doctors due to lack of funding.

JEN had successfully done a great job for the improvement of maternal and new-born health in Afghanistan. JEN conducted Eleven days IMCI (Integrated Management of Childhood Illness) training for 24 doctors of 10 districts of Parwan province from 19/04/2015 to 04/05/2015.

In IMCI training JEN has provided a great help in number of areas, like how to use IMCI chart, Assess and Classify the Sick Child Age of 2 months up to 5 years. IMCI focuses on the recognition of children with severe illness needing referral and provision of appropriate treatment and counselling to children with acute respiratory infections, diarrhea, measles, malaria and ear infections as well as under nutrition. In addition to the management of the most common conditions in sick children, the IMCI approached by training health staff to update immunizations, give micronutrients, promote breastfeeding and provide feeding counselling.


All participated doctors were much thankful and appreciated JEN’s hard efforts regarding their assistance with Parwan health sector for providing such a useful training for them. They said they learnt a lot from this training practically and they added they wish JEN to continue their cooperation in the future in order to improve the capacity of staff in health sectors and equip various sections of hospitals and health centres with significant medical tools.


Finance and Accounts Assistant
Samar Butt

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May 21, 2015 in Afghanistan |