First Aid Posts and Primary Health Clinics

Afghanistan - Over 40 villages

3,628,282

Patients treated

78,453

Patients transferred to hospital

306

National staff

A widespread network of First Aid Posts in the region offers care and first aid in even the most remote areas.

Access to care for the Afghan population is very difficult: there are no free health facilities and the landscape of the Country can make it difficult to get around. So, since our arrival in Afghanistan, we have created a network of Primary Health Clinics and First Aid Posts (FAP), linked to our hospitals through a 24-hour ambulance service.

In the Primary Health Clinics, nurses and local doctors supervised by EMERGENCY International staff provide basic health care. In the First Aid Posts, they work to stabilize the wounded so they can be transported safely to the hospital.

Points of reference for local communities

We built the first FAPs in small isolated villages or mountain passes in heavily mined areas. The network has then expanded over the years – at the request of local communities who are turning to us to have a medical and health point of reference in their village – to today include more than 40 locations:

Kabul Area: Andar, Gardez, Ghazni, Chark-Logar, Maydan Shahr, Mirbachakot, Pul I Alam, Sheikhabad, Tagab, Male orphanage and female orphanage in Kabul, Barakibarak, Gurband, Governor Jail, Investigation Jail, Transition Prison, Pol i Charki Prison.

Anabah Area: Abdara, Anabah, Anjuman, Changaram, Dara, Darband, Dasht-e-Rewat, Gulbahar, Hezarak, Kapisa, Khinch, Koklamy, Oraty, Peryan, Poli Sayad, Said Khil, Sangai Khan, Shutul.

Area of Lashkar-gah: Garmsir, Grishk, Marjia, Musa Qala, Shoraky, Urmuz.

For more information

Project Sheet: First Aid Posts, Primary Health Clinics, Healthcare for prisoners in Afghanistan

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