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

Humanitarian aid

The humanitarian conditions created by Afghanistan’s multi-dimensional crisis continue to impact all parts of the country and affect every aspect of Afghan life. In 2022, the people of Afghanistan will be well into their fifth decade of grappling with the safety, security, financial and emotional consequences of war and political turmoil.

The collapse of basic services following the political takeover and freezing of development assistance puts the entire population at risk with a very real risk of systemic collapse and human catastrophe that threatens to cancel many of the development gains of the last twenty years, with nearly 97 per cent of the country at risk of falling into poverty.

Without massive intervention both for humanitarian assistance and restoration of basic services, the humanitarian needs are likely to continue to deteriorate over 2022.

Healthcare and WASH in southern region project covering hard to reach and under-served areas of Uruzgan Province. The key activities for health are primary health care via mobile health teams (MHT), with focus on reproductive, maternal, new born and child health service, minimal nutrition services, psychosocial support and prevention of COVID-19. The key activities for WASH are minimum package to SAM or AWD/cholera affected households, upgrade of WASH services in AWD/cholera in at risk public spaces, hygiene kits and facilitate Open Defecation Free promotion with Community Total Sanitation technics in the target areas. The project for 6 months, is funded by OCHA form Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF).

Based on AHF 2021 1st Standard Allocation, the “Healthcare and WASH in southern region” project covers hard to reach and under-served areas. The project contributes to the Strategic Objective 1: Lives are saved in the areas of highest needs. It is related to the 1st theme of vision: Theme 1: Expanded humanitarian access and response in underserved and hardest-to-reach locations.

The key activities are:

 A: Access to primary health care in Uruzgan:

  • Provide primary healthcare (PHC) services in white areas via mobile health teams (MHT).
  • Provide reproductive, maternal, new born and child health service.
  • Provide vaccination services.
  • Provide minimal nutrition services for under five children and pregnant and lactating women (PLW)
  • Provide trainings on MHPSS, GBV, PSEA, AAP, COVID-19_RCCE and reporting for the staff.
  • Provide first aid trauma care.
  • Support GBV survivors.
  • Facilitate trauma related disability and mental health support service.
  • Provide community based psychosocial support to girls and boys and their families affected by emergencies.
  • Provide awareness on prevention of COVID-19 to the target communities.
  • Promote vaccination for Polio and COVID-19.
  • Provide PPE kits for all the frontline staff.
  • Conduct COVID-19 risk communication campaigns to targeted vulnerable people. 

B. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH):

  • Provide WASH minimum package to SAM or AWD/cholera affected households.
  • Upgrade of WASH services in AWD/cholera in at risk public spaces (markets) and institutions (health facilities, schools).
  • Distribution of hygiene kits with hygiene promotion focusing on proper and water efficient handwashing systems with soap for vulnerable families (IDPs and disabled).
  • Open Defecation Free promotion with Community Total Sanitation technics in the target areas:
  • Facilitate the communities to analyze their sanitation profile, their practices of defecation and the consequences, leading to collective action.
  • Promote improvement of latrine design, hygienic practices, solid waste management, waste disposal, and protection of drinking water sources. 



News & Events

Afghan Calendar 1401 (2022-23 AD) (1443-1444 Hijri)

AHDS Annual Report 2021 

DAWAM consortium undertook a survey to understand the type of assistance people primarily prefer and find supportive of their economic and social sustainability, click for the report.

Freshta Karimi, won the 26th International Human Rights "Ludovic-Trarieux" Prize awarded on 28th September 2021

N-Peace recognized, Mrs. Zarqa Yaftali, AHDS' Board Member, as Award 2019 winner for the on-the-ground action and powerful stories of peace-builders in Afghanistan. 

AHDS has been certified by ISO 9001:2015 as NGO working in health and social works. Certificate 1911QMS02

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 

The Afghan Minister received the Best Minister Award in WGS 2019Click here for details. 

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

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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