Afghan Health & Development Services
A nonprofit, 501(C)(3), Tax ID: 54-1968322 committed to helping the Afghan people. Established in 1990.

For a healthy society

Public Advocacy


AHDS plays vital role in lobbying to promote an informed, healthy, and strong democratic society. We witness and respond to the impact of public policies on the people we serve. AHDS streamlines its advocacy attempts through active membership in coordination bodies in Afghanistan; ACBAR, ANCB and AHO. In addition, AHDS takes part in sister advocacy attempts internationally; in collaboration with other non-for-profit organizations worldwide. For further details please click here 


Current Projects 


Lobby and Advocacy for Health Trajectory: the objective is to convince decision makers to support and endorse the resource mobilization reforms for increasing domestic investment in health is organized around four key areas: 1) Increased allocation of government funds to health, 2) Earmarked taxes (sin-tax: tobacco, vehicle, fuel, sugary-sweetened beverages “SSB”) for health, 3) Collection of user fees at hospitals and 4) Introduction of health insurance. The project is funded by Cordaid (click for details...).


Citizens’ Charter National Priority (CCNPP): AHDS&SDO joint venture support the communities and their elected Community Development Councils (CDCs), extending from community mobilization to full utilization and monitoring of their block grants in Uruzgan and Zabul. The project is funded through MRRD by the World Bank (click for details...).
Social Inclusion Grants (SIG): As part of CCNPP, SIG is a pilot sub-program, to mobilize the communities and their CDCs stop seasonal hunger by establishing a simple safety net for the poorest.  The project is funded through MRRD by the World Bank for Uruzgan Province (click for details...).
The Health and Nutrition project for drought affected people in Uruzgan Province is aimed to improve the wellbeing of the general population affected by drought through improved access to basic health and nutrition services targeting IDPs, returnees, and vulnerable host communities in the districts of Uruzgan Province during coming 6 months. The project is funded by OCHA-Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF). click here for details...
Kandahar Institute of Health Science (KIHS): KIHS has four schools: midwifery, nursing, laboratory technician and pharmacy technician. Funded by Cordaid, KIHS provides human resource for the south region (click for details...). 


News & Events

Calendar 1398 (2019-20)

AHDS received the AICS Certificate and Award of Best Practice during the Stakeholders’ Coordination for CSOs Empowerment and Certified CSOs Award Ceremony on 31 Mar 2019 in Kabul Serena Hotel. Click here for details. 

AHDS received appreciation letters from the Local Government Authorities. Click here for details 

Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan received the Best Minister Award in WGS 2019Click here for details. 

AHDS developed its five years Strategic Plan (2019-2023), Click here for details. 

Security incidents have directly harmed NGOs. We call upon  all  parties  to  the  Afghan  conflict  to  end  all  forms  of  violence  against Humanitarian Actors – including NGOs and their employees  click here 

AHDS received awards of best education programs from MoPH and AMNEAB in Kandahar and Urozgan provinces. Click here for details

Afghanistan's Ministry of Economics recognizes Afghan Health and Development Services (AHDS).   Click here to view certificate of recognition.

IRS form 990 click here




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