ChildFund rehabilitated 33 community health posts and trained 66 community health volunteers to provide basic services.
ChildFund also teaches mothers about prenatal care. In Nangarhar province, the rate of pregnant mothers’ going for regular prenatal check-ups increased from 37 percent to 90 percent. Mothers are also ensuring their children are immunized and their growth monitored regularly, and they more often consult health providers when their children are sick.
Trained volunteers educate Afghan children and families about healthy practices including hand washing, sanitation and hygiene. ChildFund constructed more than 1,000 covered wells and hand pumps to provide communities with safe drinking water.
Through the RESTART project in the eastern region of the country, ChildFund offers feeding sessions for more than 1,200 children and has constructed seven solar-powered water system wells that provide safe drinking water to more than 1,350 refugee families.